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A 44-year-old female asked:

stiff fingers in the am, and if i lay down for a short nap (only during the summer months thus far) . was tested last and it's not rh. arthritis. .??

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Dr. Rajendra Tripathi
Orthopedic Surgery 45 years experience
Finger Swelling : Stiffness and swelling of finger after waking up from sleep can be because of pressure on the arm during sleep So if it goes away soon then you do not have to worry about If it is persistent and does not go away you could have early osteoarthritis or just synovitis So it depends how bad it is if you have to do any thing about it or not Good luck

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Last updated Apr 24, 2015

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