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Doctor insights on: Arthritis In The Hands Symptoms

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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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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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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What are the symptoms of arthritis in your knees?

What are the symptoms of arthritis in your knees?

See below: Symptoms of arthritis conditions include pain, sometimes swelling, increased warmth limitation of motion, stiffness particularly in the morning after getting up, popping, clicking, giving way or buckling. People often report trouble with stairs or trouble getting up after they have been sitting a while. Not everyone has all of these symptoms however. ...Read more

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Could tendonitis in the wrists ever cause numbness or tingling in the hands?

Could tendonitis in the wrists ever cause numbness or tingling in the hands?

Yes: The carpal tunnel is a path on the front of the wrist that both tendon and the medial nerve pass through.. Too m much tendinitis or synovitis can pack the tunnel and squish on the nerve leading to numbness in the hand. ...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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Does rheumatoid arthritis always cause visible swelling in the hands?

Does rheumatoid arthritis always cause visible swelling in the hands?

No: While rheumatoid arthritis often affects the hands and feet it is not uniform. So people never get hand disease. For som hand join or tendon swelling is the presenting symptoms. ...Read more

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Can arthritis in the hip cause sciatica and weakness in legs.

Can arthritis in the hip cause sciatica and weakness in legs.

Hip arthritis : True sciatica is a pinch of the sciatic nerve usually in the spine. Hip arthritis does not commonly pinch sciatic nerve but can cause pain in groin and radiate down to knee via obturator nerve. Muscle weakness can occur due to difficulty exercising. However, you may have separate back issues going on. ...Read more

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Can the symptoms of Parkinson's disease include pins and needles in the arms?

Can the symptoms of Parkinson's disease include pins and needles in the arms?

Not typical: Main symptoms include resting tremor, muscle stiffness, gait imbalance, decreased facial expression. Pins and needles might occur transiently and later in course as a co-morbidity, but peripheral nerve involvement is not a part of Parkinson's. However, occasionally, medication side effects can cause "pins and needles". ...Read more

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Is numbness and/or tingling in fingers and toes a symptom of rheumatoid arthritis?

Is numbness and/or tingling in fingers and toes a symptom of rheumatoid arthritis?

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 more

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What can cause pain in feet and in the hands hands ?

What can cause pain in feet and in the hands hands ?

A few things: It could be a type of arthritis, spinal issues, or form of neuropathy. See a doctor to help pin down the exact cause of this. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause aching joints in the hands, feet & knees along with a tingling or numb sensation in the hands and feet?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) cause aching joints in the hands, feet & knees along with a tingling or numb sensation in the hands and feet?

Not commonly: Zoloft (sertraline) main side effects are diarrhea and sexual dysfunction or decreased libido. You may be having an interaction with Zoloft (sertraline) and another drug or something else is going on. You should follow with your doctor for further work up. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of arthritis in the hip?

What are the symptoms of arthritis in the hip?

Hip pain: 1. Pain in the groin, front of the thigh, knee 2. Difficulty getting up/down from a seated position 3. Decreased walking speed and distance. ...Read more

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How to stop symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in fingers?

Medications: Biologic medications such as tnf inhibitors, orencia, (abatacept) actemra, and Rituxan in combination with Methotrexate offer the best results. ...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