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Dr. David Bozak
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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I have arthritis in my fingers and its affecting my writing. What do you suggest I take to help?

Dr. David Bozak
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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I have arthritis in my fingers and its affecting my writing.  What do you suggest I take to help?

NSAID meds: Like celebrex, naproxen, ibuprofen, etc., can help. Physical therapy can help sometimes, cortisone injections, compression gloves are some other options. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is a condition in which there is breakdown of cartilage in joints. This results in bones rubbing together, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness in the affected joints. Common causes include infection, general wear and tear on the joints, and autoimmune diseases in which the body's immune system attacks ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
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How can I help fingers that lock due to arthritis?

Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
69M people helped
How can I help fingers that lock due to arthritis?

Tendon issue!: Flexor tendon inflammation can cause "trigger finger, " or one that locks and need be pulled loose. Most of my patients respond to a simple cortisone injection. See someone in rheumatology. Surgery is by far the last resort! your arthritis may need systemic anti-inflammatory drugs! ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Is it true that people can get arthritis (in their fingers) from cracking their fingers?

Dr. Michael Laccheo
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Is it true that people can get arthritis (in their fingers) from cracking their fingers?

No: This is an old wives tale. Cracking your fingers does not cause any damage. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Board Certified, Rheumatology
36 years in practice
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What is the best way to address arthritis in the fingers?

Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Board Certified, Rheumatology
36 years in practice
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What is the best way to address arthritis in the fingers?

See rheumatologist: Have rheumatology evaluation.

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
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I have severe arthritis on my fingers. What foods to avoid?

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
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I have severe arthritis on my fingers. What foods to avoid?

Food has little effe: Food has little or no effect on arthritis. But there is considerable fatigue associated with rheumatoid type of arthritis ..So some foods like coffee and team may provide a bit of extra energy to allow you to move around better. ...Read more

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Dr. William Lages
Board Certified, Rheumatology
63 years in practice
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If you pop your fingers a lot, is there a high chance you'll get arthritis when you're older?

Dr. William Lages
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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If you pop your fingers a lot, is there a high chance you'll get arthritis when you're older?

No: This has been studied and cracking fingers and knuckles does not produce arthritis. The popping or cracking is due to gas bubbles. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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What can I do to help fingers that lock due to arthritis?

Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Board Certified, Rheumatology
36 years in practice
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What can I do to help fingers that lock due to arthritis?

Control underlying : Control underlying arthritis, sometimes surgery required.

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
69M people helped
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What are reasons why my fingers are crooked if studies prove that arthritis doesn't do it?

Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
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What are reasons why my fingers are crooked if studies prove that arthritis doesn't do it?

What?: Arthritis does cause crooked and bony finger joints! many people have been asking if cracking there knuckles causes arthritis of the fingers-it does not. But you obviously have a type of arthritis and should start with your primary care doctor who may refer you to a rheumatology specialist! ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Could it be that i actually have arthritis in my fingers at age of 16?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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Yes: There are several things that can cause fingers to hurt in a 16 year old. If the problem is more than minor i would see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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How accurate is it that people can get arthritis (in their fingers) by cracking their fingers?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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How accurate is it that people can get arthritis (in their fingers) by cracking their fingers?

No: Knuckle cracking does not cause any damage. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a term used to describe a common type of arthritis in children. It is a long-term (chronic) disease resulting in ...Read more


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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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