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A 49-year-old member asked:

How can you stop symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in finger/s?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Control the disease: Control the underlying inflammatory process and you control the pain and stiffness.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
By seeing..: A rheumatologist and getting placed on an appropriate combination of "remitting agents. Injections of Prednisone like steroids should give you very quick relief, but this is not the long term solution!

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A 39-year-old member asked:

If you had rheumatoid arthritis in the fingers at an early stage, what were your symptoms?

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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
General Practice 15 years experience
Stiffness: Spares the distal finger joints and stiffness is noticeable symmetrically of both hands particularly in the mornings. . Over time if left untreated, destruction of finger joints occur.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What can I use to straighten my rheumatoid arthritis fingers?

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Dr. Gary Pess
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Therapy: There is no simple answer since it depends on the actual pathology and location. Therapy might help with splinting. You might need surgical intervention with a hand surgeon.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the most common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Pain/ stiffness: Stiffness of the hands and feet is most common. There is varying degrees of pain and swelling of the small joints of the hands and wrists. Deformities of the hands are common after some years as this disease destroys the joint cartilages due to ongoing inflammation.
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
Rheumatology 20 years experience
The risk of developing deformity is lower when the disease is well-treated.
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