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I woke up this morning with swelling in only my right hand and fingers along with my face and lips feel puffy too. no Pain just tight when making a fist. Have had sle and ra for 23 years now.

I woke up this morning with swelling in only my right hand and fingers along with my face and lips feel puffy too. no Pain just tight when making a fist. Have had sle and ra for 23 years now.

Angioedema: This sounds like angioedema and the swelling will gradually resolve over hours. You could try Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Stop any new medications just in case. See an allergist for a workup. No need to worry unless you have a recurrence with any internal swelling like the tongue, throat or in the abdomen. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Two yr old hands are closed tight into fists most of the day. Why would he develop this behavior? He picks up objects with closed fists, so he can eat

Two yr old hands are closed tight into fists most of the day. Why would he develop this behavior? He picks up objects with closed fists, so he can eat

Abnormal: Keeping hands closed in fists may be an indication of a problem with the nerves or muscles. This is something that you should consult a pediatrician about. The doctor can do a physical exam and determine what the next best steps are to fully evaluate the cause of your child's holding his hands in fists. ...Read more

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Very tight feeling making fist and when walking? I've been working with hands and walking NON STOP the past 3 days could this be why I'm swollen?

Very tight feeling making fist and when walking? I've been working with hands and walking NON STOP the past 3 days could this be why I'm swollen?

Hand swelling: Overuse of any body part will lead to inflammation. Even younger people may see swelling of their hands (like on long hikes) due to the effects of gravity and overactivity. Trying to find a balance between rest and work is the best solution. Using light weights with walking may improve the circulation as well. ...Read more

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Waking up with hands hurting and fingers numb and tightness. Can't make a strong fist. What is wrong?

Waking up with hands hurting and fingers numb and tightness. Can't make a strong fist. What is wrong?

Carpal tunnel may: Begin with wrist pain, tingling in the fingers that often begins at night or upon awakening. This progresses with increased frequency of symptoms . Below video that talks the progression to more severe symptoms. Tightness in the fingers may be due to cts but also can be a sign of early arthritis. Hands swell more at night and typically tightness is in am http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=lwghddhvm. ...Read more

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My left hand /fingers pop/crack everytime i make a tight fist. What could it be? I'm only 21 but I am an athlete.

My left hand /fingers pop/crack everytime i make a tight fist. What could it be?  I'm only 21 but I am an athlete.

Should be OK: We used think that knuckle-cracking is bad and one may develop arthritis..There is no such evidence. As long as you are not having pain or instability in your joints/hands, popping/crackling by itself is likely harmless.. If you have additional concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I think I broke my knuckle. Recently I was kicked in the hand. Ever since I can't make a tight fist cause my pointer finger hurts too much. ?

I think I broke my knuckle. Recently I was kicked in the hand. Ever since I can't make a tight fist cause my pointer finger hurts too much. ?

Knuckle: You probably have a fracture. Get an xray. It is important to make sure the fracture is not displaced, because if so, it may not heal correctly and you may have permanent loss of function. ...Read more

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My left palm is swollen I am unable to make a tight fist lower part of my fingers are swollen I did not hit my hand on anythin or injure it in anyway?

My left palm is swollen I am unable to make a tight fist lower part of my fingers are swollen I did not hit my hand on anythin or injure it in anyway?

See someone: Have either your doctor, an ER or ortho se the hand maybe even X-ray it. There likely is some trauma that occurred, possible so simple you don't recall it. The hand could also be traumatized in sleep . I doubt its a medical condition such as an arthritis but it should be examined for anything such as trauma, sprains even foreign objects. ...Read more

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Today: Pins and needles all over body/ mouth. Sever hand and wrist cramping, very tight fist and wrist bending inward towards body.

Today: Pins and needles all over body/ mouth. Sever hand and wrist cramping, very tight fist and wrist bending inward towards body.

Paresthesias vs nerv: this can be a lot of problems. It may not be anything serious and could be paresthesias.you need to see your doctor to make sure it's not some infection, inflammation, myofacial pain, or even poisoning like botulism, electrolyte imbalance, etc.sometimes we see these types of symptoms with emotional stress. You need to see your physician to clarify what may be the cause of this. ...Read more

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I wake up each morning unable to make a fist in my left hand. It doesn't hurt, just feels uncomfortable. It loosens up later in the day, but begins to tighten again in the evening. It started about four months ago. What does this mean?

I wake up each morning unable to make a fist in my left hand. It doesn't hurt, just feels uncomfortable. It loosens up later in the day, but begins to tighten again in the evening. It started about four months ago. What does this mean?

Varries: There are multiple potential causes. If you are also experiencing numbness at times into the first three fingers, you may have carpal tunnel syndrome, in which symptoms are usually worse at night. Arthritis in the wrist or Tendonitis can cause similar symptoms, don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Jammed pinky & ring finger 5 days ago. Swelling has gone down a lot but more painful now. can bend ok but pinky is stiff and I can't make tight fist?

Jammed pinky & ring finger 5 days ago. Swelling has gone down a lot but more painful now. can bend ok but pinky is stiff and I can't make tight fist?

Possible fracture: I am concerned that there could be a fracture of one of the bones. Jamming your finger can cause a chip fracture, or damage to a tendon or ligament. An xray would be needed to figure out the cause or your ongoing symptoms. ...Read more