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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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How can I help fingers that lock due to arthritis?

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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I have severe arthritis on my fingers. What foods to avoid?

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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If you pop your fingers a lot, is there a high chance you'll get arthritis when you're older?

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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What are reasons why my fingers are crooked if studies prove that arthritis doesn't do it?

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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Could it be that i actually have arthritis in my fingers at age of 16?

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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Could cracking your fingers cause arthritis?

Could cracking your fingers cause arthritis?

It does not!: Cracking your fingers or knuckles does not cause arthritis, unless you are using a hammer! ...Read more

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