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Arthritis Thumb 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
My wife is suffering from arthritis. She has her thumb knuckles swollen, her back near the lower rib cage and her back knee very pain. What to do?
See details: I have no idea what medical options one has in Nepal. If you are able to see a rheumatologist then do it. Otherwise have a primary care doctor evaluated the issue. ...Read more
Can having part of my pinky finger amputated cause arthritis to develope in my other hand's thumb joint?
Wrist pain so bad I can not move my hand at times, no injury, hurts real bad when pressed on the wrist joint thumb side. I'm thinking arthritis?
Could be arthritis?: Ck with pcp. Does pain go up arm, was there history of trauma? - rule out carpal tunnel. ...Read more
Imhave mild arthritis in right thumb have pain in hand and lowerback pain after sleep and knee pain and fatigue what are these symptom?
Joint pain: It is common to have joint pain upon awakening when people reach their 50-60, fatigue has so many things it can be associated with it would be hard to provide advice without a consult. So. If these symptoms are becoming more pronounced you should be evaluated ...Read more
I have sharp pain just below thumb on left hand when I twist wrist in certain way. Could this be arthritis or is it likely to be muscle pain.
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?
Not a podiatry?: Talk to your family doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
My fingers hurt in my right hand. When opening bottles etc. Of just squeezing them. Why? Ix it arthritis
Strange pain in the palm of my hand. I would expect arthritis if it was in a joint, but square in the middle of the palm? It will actually throb.
My wrist hand and fingers start to hurt when I'm holding my phone texting or cleaning or forcing pressure while doing something can it be arthritis?
Wrist pain: Wrist pain can be caused by muscle/tendon injury, nerve injury (carpal tunnel syndrome) of the median nerve, arthritis of the joints of the wrist/hand. A thorough musculoskeletal exam with x-rays may be necessary to determine the cause. Sometimes, MRI and emg/ncs testing (nerve testing) are necessary to determine if ligament tear or nerve injury is the culprit of your pain. Good luck. ...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
Small red spots on the back of my right hand they don't itch or hurt I do have juvenile arthritis?
Can't diagnose: With the available information. This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more
Neck arthritis, told to do surgery, too risky. But now she suffers from pain. Pls advise. Her hand gets numb.?
Cervical traction: Physical therapy might help you. The therapist can have you try traction, and if this helps, you can do home cerivcal traction using very inexpensive equipment. Your hand numbness might be coming from a neck problem (i.e. A 'pinched nerve'), but it might be from something else such as carpal tunnel syndrome. An EMG (a test for carpal tunnel syndrome, etc) might be useful. ...Read more
Have subtle but constant swelling in first two fingers of right hand. All tests for arthritis negative. Any ideas? Thanks.
Arthritis in fingers: Does not have to be infalmmatory or assicated with blood tests, it can be osteo arthrits in which a blood test will not be positive. Tendonitis, tenosynovitis, trauma, osteoarthritis, infection, circulation all can effect the way fingers feel. Even nerve issues that give very mild tingling may make the fingers feel swollen. Trigger fingers can make the finger seem swollen too. ...Read more
Tingling in hand and heavy head from 7 days I am an arthritis patient what is the reason of above symptoms other then arthritis?
Multi-reason: Possibly from your neck. Nerve compression, from many possible reasons, including arthritis and its effect on joints in the neck.....could be a source. Or symptoms independent of each other, and nerve compression may occur at shoulder, elbow, wrist. Sometimes nutritional deficiencies, but I'd expect symmetric limb involvement then. Get well. ...Read more