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Arthritis And Trigger Finger
May contribute: Trigger finger is not an arthritis, but it is a nodular swelling of a flexor tendon that can cause the tendon to catch on the pulley system of the finger as it flexes and extends. It's usual cause is inflammatory. So, having an systemic inflammatory condition like a person with psoriatic arthritis has, their can be an increased risk. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can arthritis cause trigger finger in multiple fingers? If yes, will the trigger finger subside once the arthritis is under control?
Potentially: Trigger finger is caused when inflammation if the flexor tendon causes a nodular enlargement of the tendon; and that nodule then catches on the entrance to the flexor tendon sheath. It is not directly caused by arthritis, but sometimes the same underlying cause of the arthritis can also lead to a trigger finger. ...Read more
Finger spasm fingers snap towards wrist mostly ring finger painful had blood work and xrays shows no arthrtis
???: That's like asking what type of animals inhabit the earth. Lots more details have to be provided to give an honest answer. How old are you, have you had any trauma, were x-rays done, etc. (the list goes on). ...Read more
Can having part of my pinky finger amputated cause arthritis to develope in my other hand's thumb joint?
No : Carpal tunnel is when the median nerve gets pinched at the level of the wrist. The median nerve gives sensation to the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger and these are the digits that develop the pain/numbness/tingling seen with class carpal tunnel. The small finger tends to be without symptoms with carpal tunnel -. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No the ulnar styloid: Is not directly connected there but if the hand is very swollen froma fracture and the trigger finger was waiting for a reason to become more symptomatioc then the swelling in the hadn could be the tipping point. But a direct cause...Unlikley. Causlality is a tricky issue as we often attribute one problem to another temporally, but you might as well blame a trigger finger on a thunderstorm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jammed thumb some pain stiffness and swelling at joint between first metacarpal and bottom of thumb?
Possible/unlikely: If there is a significant amount of swelling around the nerves that pass through to the arm and hand, a rotator cuff tear could cause those symptoms. It is far more likely that a nerve is being pinched- either in the neck or tight muscles around the neck/shoulder. A physiatrist can diagnose and treat these conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does stiff elbow joint commonly occur with tennis elbow? Have difficulty straightening elbow with the pain and cracking. I've ice, injection, and NSAI
Not necessarily: Best is to speak to your physician and have him listen to you, examine you, perhaps run some blood tests and you may need to see a neurologist especially since you have multiple locations of numbness. Sometimes it may be as easy as diabetes given the multitude of people who have it, but nothing beats a good history and exam by a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On 12/14/15 I had left thumb arthroplasty with tendon transfer, carpal tunnel release, and dequerains release. Still have finger swelling and joint st?
Patience: It could very well be that it may just take more time. You can get better from the arthroplasty up to 6-8 months. So if you are slowly getting better, you will likely continue to improve. If you are not getting better, or are even getting worse, you need to let your surgeon know. ...Read more
Can be: Numbness and tingling is commonly nerve related, and the ulnar nerve supplies sensation to the small and part of the ring fingers. It can be injured at the elbow, in the forearm, or within the palm. Pain at the elbow / forearm / wrist after a fall can be due to ligamentous or bony injury. Early evaluation which should include xrays in important, preferably by an orthopaedic or hand specialist. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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