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Deformed Finger Joints
How to tell lupus from jra? I having joint pain since I was15.The are no other symptoms. My fingers are now deform. It hurts esp in morning and when cold
See a rheumatologist: The best way is to see a rheumatologist. The differential is not that difficult and can be accomplished through a history and physical, lab studies and x rays.See 1 more doctor answer
I have r.Artritis in my hands. I don't take medication because I'm afraid of the side effects? I have r.A. In my hands. My finger joints are becomming deformed. I am scared to take medication because of all the side effects they cause. Without taking drug
Not much: If you have RA, properly diagnosed by a doctor, confirmed. With blood tests, you probably need medication. Talk to a rheumatologist about your medication concerns. Natural remedies may be able to give some relief, but if you have deformities in your joints already, you need to see a rheumatologist.See 1 more doctor answer
To some extent: Ligamentous laxity can involve various joints including the joints of the fingers. It is fairly uncommon for this to cause problems with the gingers themselves. If any concern in your part, don't hesitate to see a specialist.See 1 more doctor answer
Double jointed: Being double jointed usually means that you have extra flexibility in your joints. It is not a bad thing.
Very common: It is called ligamentous laxity. It is normal and typically does not cause any problems.
B Cn again: Depends on how long ago it was fractured and how well it was healed when u were told it was healed. U should c ur orthopedic surg. Or a hand surgeon.
Go to MD: If you are having significant pain, visit your doctor. Nonunion of fractures sometimes causes persistent pain. Your doctor will evaluate your hand and determine if X-rays may be needed. Posttraumatic osteoarthritis also occurs and may need to be managed. This may be more pronounced when the weather is cold. Good luck.
Maybe osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a common cause of pain at those finger joints. See your doctor for an evaluation.
Painful finger joints, this has come on very quick over the last 3 months, what would be causing this?
Arthritis: Most probably some form of arthritis / abrupt onset is not uncommon this would be better off checked by your pcp or a rheumatologist also might want to get your vit d level checked.
Are there any finger exercises or something that will help reduce the pain and hopefully help my joints?
Yes: You don't say what is causing your hand pain. However many types of hand problems can be helped by seeing a certified hand therapist. They are specially trained therapists who can instruct you in strengthenig exercises as well as helping you modify daily activities to minimize stress on your hands.
My fingers have lost power and I find opening and holding things painful and hard what is wrong joints are painful and get stiff?
You need a diagnosis: You need to have your physician evaluate you and decide if you need to see a Rheumatologist. The correct diagnosis is important to help advise you.
Can rheumatic or other diseases make finger joints grow thicker/bigger (at beginning of disease)? And what disease would do that? I'm 32.
Peri: Chondral cysts, or rheumatoid nodules, or oa, or reticular histiocytosis. Among others.
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