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Arthritis Cracking Knuckle
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Last 3 months my hand joint are started to swollen. Joint make cracking noises as I move. I have no pain. Rheumatologist said its not arthritis?
I am 17 .a week ago i was cracking my knuckles but now the cracking does whenever i make a fist.Slight pain in upper knuckle of mid finger .athritis?
There is no disorder in your knuckles. Cracking sound on bending a joint is benign.
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Many causes: There are many types of arthritis that can effect your hands. Some causes include, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, and lupus. If you think you may have arthritis get a evaluation so you can get the correct diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
It's uncommon, but..: If you've had a significant injury including a fracture - especially one that extends into the joint, say of the thumb or the bones in the wrist - there might be the beginning of arthritis development. An xray could help show if there's any arthritis there. Best of luck! ...Read more
Yes: Strengthening is an important tactic in delaying deformity, but does not replace medical rx. ...Read more
Is it possible to get arthritis at the base of the hand, in that area where you catch yourself when you fall?
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Depends: This would depend on the kind of arthritis you have and what you mean about "hand therapy". Many have plain and simple osteoarthritis of the hands and it is painful. Warm parafin baths help. Usually no "hand therapy" needed. Some have rheumatoid arthritis and may need some splinting and other hand therapy and orthopedic treatment by a specialist in hand care. Hope this answered your question? ...Read more
See details: Then see your primary care or a rheumatologist and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more
Hand Exercises: The best hand exercises are to improve and maintain range of motion. Getting a soft rubber ball and squeezing it helps with establishing motion and strengthening. Also getting small objects, such as marbles and picking them up individually works more with fine motor control. ...Read more
It is quite possible: With age, disease and use the incidence of joint pain and arthritis may increase significantly. There are many reasons why joints hurt, not all are arthritic in nature; and most problems can and may be addressed sucessfully without surgery. The best treatment starts with a clear diagnosis; and you get that at your doctor's evaluation. ...Read more
In the joints: Arthritis of any time is condition of the joints- "arth"=joint, "itis"=inflammation. So technically it isn't the bones that get it, but rather the cartilage on the surfaces that meet at the joint. The hand is just as vulnerable as any joint- and hand arthritis is common. Osteoarthritis usually refers to wearing out of the cartilage as opposed to inflammatory where the body attacks its own tissues. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: Why don't you ask the doctor who did it? Casting in RA is not done very frequently as you do not want to immobilize joints but rather want to move and exercise them. ...Read more
Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
Wrist Arthritis: This is a statement not a question. Do you have a specific question regarding your wrist? ...Read more
Rheumatoid arthritis ..
Can hand deformity be prevented and if it already occur can it be stopped ?
If you already:
If you already have joint damage, you will need to go on Methotrexate and probably a biologic if you are candidate for it.
The combination of two can halt progression of the disease. Sometimes bone erosions can heal, but if you have extensive joint damage the medications will not be able to reverse all that.
Hope that helps. ...Read more