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A 48-year-old female asked:

Why can't i make a fist or touch my palm with any of my fingers on both hands? it is impossible to hold small objects or open most bottles. i'm 48.

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Dr. Rowlin Lichter
Orthopedic Surgery 74 years experience
Arthritis: You obviously of arthritis. It seems a bit early for osteoarthritis. If any other joints hurt this could be a precursor of systemic arthritis ranging from rheumatoid to psoriatic and many more. Treatment for now is warm soaks and NSAIDs like Aleve (naproxen). See you doc for blood tests and an x-ray.
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