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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

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.

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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

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.

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Double jointed fingers, is this okay?

Double jointed fingers, is this okay?

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.

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What are the knobs on my finger joints?

What are the knobs on my finger joints?

Could be a few thing: 40 yrs is a bit young for oa... But here's a start: http://www. Cedars-sinai. Edu/patients/health-conditions/osteoarthritis.Aspx.

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Can you answer, is double jointed fingers a bad thing?

Can you answer, is double jointed fingers a bad thing?

Double jointed: Being double jointed usually means that you have extra flexibility in your joints. It is not a bad thing.

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Is in uncommmon to have every one of your fingers double jointed?

Is in uncommmon to have every one of your fingers double jointed?

Very common: It is called ligamentous laxity. It is normal and typically does not cause any problems.

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I am having pain in a previously broken joint on my finger, what to do?

I am having pain in a previously broken joint on my finger, what to do?

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.

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What to do if I'm having pain in a previously broken joint on my finger?

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.

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How rare is it for someone to have double jointed fingers unless marphans?

Marfans is linked to: Joint instabilty but there are many similar diseases yhat lead to joint instability. Many younger (non marfanoid) have joint looseness that they also grow out of.

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What causes pain in both of my middle fingers at the base up to the first joint?

What causes pain in both of my middle fingers at the base up to the first joint?

Maybe osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a common cause of pain at those finger joints. See your doctor for an evaluation.

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The joints of my fingers are suddenly stiff and inflamed, what could have caused this?

The joints of my fingers are suddenly stiff and inflamed, what could have caused this?

More info?: Need more information. More questions: both hands? Any redness? Any trauma? Any history of rheumatoid arthritis? Any history of osteoarthritis? Fever? Recent respiratory or GI infection?

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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.

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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.

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My fingers have lost power and I find opening and holding things painful and hard what is wrong joints are painful and get stiff?

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.

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What might the bump in the joint of my finger be?

What might the bump in the joint of my finger be?

Possibly ganglion: I have seen this with tumors though and should be examined by your doc. Giant ceel tumor comes to mind.

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Nodules on top of finger joints, what could this be?

Peri: Chondral cysts, or rheumatoid nodules, or oa, or reticular histiocytosis. Among others.