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Doctor insights on: Arthritis In Finger Joints

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Dr. Thomas Namey
2,424 doctors shared insights

Arthritis (Definition)

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


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Can chlamydia cause pain in knee joint and tendons in finger, wrist, or arms?

Can chlamydia cause pain in knee joint and  tendons in finger, wrist, or arms?

Chlamydia/ arthritis: You cam get a reactive arthritis from chlamydia . http://www.rheumatology.org/I-Am-A/Patient-Caregiver/Diseases-Conditions/Reactive-Arthritis ...Read more

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Any treatments/remedies for osteo arthritis in big toe joints?

Any treatments/remedies for osteo arthritis in big toe joints?

Hallux limitus: Arthritis of the great toe ( hallux) is very common and painful primarily due to the amount of pressure applied to this small joint with each step and the amount of pain free motion required to take a normal step. Pain here is frequently due to inflammation of the synovium, or joint lining, but just as commonly due to a broken spur. Ice, low heeled, stiff soled shoe is best. And see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can my finger have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Can my finger have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Very unlikely: A single finger is unlikely to be on the basis of ra. See a rheumatologist to be certain. ...Read more

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Where are the trapeziometacarpal / carpometacarpal joints in the fingers?

Where are the trapeziometacarpal / carpometacarpal joints in the fingers?

The CMC joint : Or carpometacarpal joint is at the base of the metacarpal The side that is towards the wrist away from the knuckle. in the thumb the CMC joint is the trapeziometacarpal join ...Read more

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How come osteoarthritis found mainly in the joints of fingers, spine, knees and hip?

How come osteoarthritis found mainly in the joints of fingers, spine, knees and hip?

No one really knows!: No one really knows! For example why is OA so rare in the ankle? it is weight bearing and used all the time? For sure, weight bearing of the joint and range of motion of the joint play an important role. Congenital (from birth / genetic) deformations of bones (common in the hip, knee, and spine) also play an important role. ...Read more

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Can psoriatic arthritis only cause pain in the si joint?

Can psoriatic arthritis only cause pain in the si joint?

No: Much like rheumatoid arthritis almost any joint in the body can be affected with psoriatic arthritis - all the joints in th arms and legs as well as the cervical and lumbar spines. The si joints are typically involved in the spondylitic form of psoriatic arthritis. ...Read more

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Does visible swelling in the fingers always accompany rheumatoid arthritis?

Does visible swelling in the fingers always accompany rheumatoid arthritis?

Most people with RA: Joint swelling of the fingers is seen early in the course of RA in the majority of patients. The knuckles are tender to the touch and there is soft tissue swelling around the knuckles causing limited motion and stiffness. This can progess to puffy swelling of the whole hand. Warm compresses and simple hand exercises can reduce swelling. Isotoner gloves worn overnight reduce swelling. ...Read more

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Ii have excrutiating joint pain in my finger joints, and knee joints. Could this be from fibromyalgia?

Ii have excrutiating joint pain in my finger joints, and knee joints. Could this be from fibromyalgia?

Unlikely : Most commonly joint pain is related to some type of arthritis. Evaluation by a rheumatologist can help elucidate which type of arthritis is present. ...Read more

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Can rheumatoid arthritis always cause visible swelling in the fingers?

Can rheumatoid arthritis always cause visible swelling in the fingers?

Not always: In some patients the hands can be spared. In some cases of ra, only one joint can be involved (usually a knee). ...Read more

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Swollen, stiff finger; mostly first joint; 3 mo.! injury/fall. Not arthritis or broken bone?

Swollen, stiff finger; mostly first joint; 3 mo.! injury/fall. Not arthritis or broken bone?

Sprain: During trauma, it is possible to sprain the joint capsule. This could cause both swelling and pain. ...Read more

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Why are my ankles, hips, spine, hand joints and other joints cracking?

Why are my ankles, hips, spine, hand joints and other joints cracking?

Benign: The exact reason for joint cracking is not known, but is thought to be possibly due to nitrogen bubbles releasing from the joint, or tendons/ligaments moving around the joint. Unless there is consistent significant pain or instability associated with the cracking, nothing needs to be done about it. ...Read more

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Joint pain in my toes?

Shoes or disease: Pain in multiple toes on both feet usually indicates there is a global problem. Shoes may be ill-fit causing pressure and deformity of the toes/joints. A systemic disease like rheumatoid arthritis can also cause trouble like this. You need to be evaluated by an orthopedic or podiatric foot specialist to determine the cause as well as treatment. ...Read more

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How to reduce joint inflammation in non-rheumatoid arthritis?

How to reduce joint inflammation in non-rheumatoid arthritis?

See below: Decrease consumption of red meat, fried food, and trans fat. Eat more fish, particularly cold water fish like salmon (wild), sardines, mackerel or take omega 3 fish oil as a supplement. Decrease intake of highly refined sugars and white flour. Do not smoke, keep weight down. Exercise is good for people with non-rheumatoid arthritis, walking, swimming, yoga are among my favorites. ...Read more

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Can fractured joints cause arthritis?

Can fractured joints cause arthritis?

Traumatic arthritis: Djd, or degenerative joint disease, is basically arthritis in a joint, related to either milder repetitive trauma, or more serious trauma (like fractures into a joint) that happened previously. Very overweight patients are at risk for DJD of their knees and hips as they age. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more