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what causes joints to lock up in hands and forefingers

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Meth is a powerful stimulant and can cause muscle tremors and spacticity. It has multiple metabolic effects on the body and that can have effect on y ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience Family Medicine
Trigger finger: That sounds like a trigger finger. I would see your doctor for a steroid injection. They work great for that indication.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Raynaud's: Disease or syndrome is one entity that can do this. This is more common in cold weather it is a vasospasm of the small blood vessles of the digits.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Beall
27 years experience Radiology
Adaptation: Regular use cause enlargement or hypertrophy of whatever extremity is being used. This is a normal response. Popping your knuckles does not cause la ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Multiple causes: Any of the types of arthritis can affect the hands and cause swelling. Gout, infection and many other possibilites. Seek the opinion of your physici ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: These are symtoms that need to be evaluated thoroughly your physician. He/she will be able to discuss his/her findings and suggest a plan.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes.: It is one of the many side effects.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Inflammatory disease: If no injury occurred, then any inflammatory disease could cause this, such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or a flare of osteoarthritis. Additionally ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Arthritis: The joint at the base of the thumb is a common location for osteoarthritis. Pain is typically worse with thumb use, particularly pinching, opening jar ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Arthritis : Classically, rheumatoid arthritis presents w/ stiffness in the finger joints, and sometimes pain, in the morning esp.See a rheumatologist for evaluati ... Read More

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