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why are my fingers stiff when i wake up

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Three possibilities: It could be either rheumatoid or osteo arthritis. If the stiffness decreases in the first hour, think more osteo, if it takes a few hours, may be rheu ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Sleeping on arm?: Are you sleeping on the same side as your symptoms? Positioning during sleep can cause compression on the shoulder, arm, and/or wrist, which can possi ... Read More
Dr. Ajainder Shergill
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Repetitive work?: If you do repetitive work, such as typing, you may also be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome. Other possibilities include nerve impingement and e ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Bickel
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sleep position : The symptoms may be related to your neck & back position during sleep which could be causing some compression of a neck nerve. If the symptoms alw ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Poss carpal tunnel.: Numbness in fingers in AM is suggestive of carpal tunnel syndrome where there is compression of the nerves at the wrist. Try wearing a wrist brace at ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Hand pain: I do not know how old you are. However pain in hands would make me consider Carpal tunnel. Thyroid problem another thought or some type of problem c ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Arthritis.: See your doctor for an evaluation and treatment.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lorne Bigley
33 years experience Family Medicine
May be arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is an important cause of morning stiffness and joint swelling and pain. If you have a family history of this, you are more likely ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Strain?: You could have strain/sprain ligaments or tendon, arthritis, inflammation etc. Any injuries? Try warm soaks and some over the counter advil(if no al ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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AM stiffness: This is a common symptom in people who have arthritis of different kinds. Impossible to say what kind without an exam. For most people the stiffness ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. M Felix Freshwater
48 years experience Hand Surgery
Need more info: There is no short answer. We need to know where, how often, how long you've had the pain. What kind of work/hobbies you do. How's your health.
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