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Degenerative Joint Diseases Of The Hands Fingers
See the picture: There are small nodes on each side of the jiont called hebreden node. ...Read more
Rheumatoid arthritis: Would be the most common but many autoimmune diseases attack joints including lupus. ...Read more
TMD/TMJ: Tmj stands for temporomandibular joint. It is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the base of the skull at two areas or joints. It sometimes refers to conditions that involve this anatomical area that today are referred to as tmd, temporomandibular disorders, a group of various degenerative conditions involving the breakdown of any, some or all of the differing tissues of the tmj. ...Read more
Getting older!: The risks are not usually high but may lead to a decreased range of motion and possible arthritis with associated muscle weakness or atrophy if the joints are less used due to pain that may also lead to damage of soft tissue structures in and about these joints which can even lead to surgery and possible joint replacement if symptoms become severe enough and that joint can be replaced or fused. ...Read more
Joint popping: Not sure if you are just cracking your knuckles, which you should not overdue, or you're talking about actual joint subluxation/dislocation which implies an unstable joint. This should be checked out. In certain joints like the so-called basal joint of the thumb it is not unusual for this to be "out of joint" with arthritis. But with other joints it would be very abnormal to be chronically "out". ...Read more
What would cause the joints in your fingers to "lock up". There is only a little pain but have to use the other hand to "pull up" the locked fingers.
Trigger finger: That sounds like a trigger finger. I would see your doctor for a steroid injection. They work great for that indication. ...Read more
Pain in the joints of the fingers in one hand that nearly brought me to tears. It lasted a couple minutes and went away. Why do you think this happened?
Impossible to say: The cause of a single episode of very transient pain is difficult to determine. If it is a repetitive problem then get it evaluated. ...Read more
Bad pains in hands, especially finger joints, since 3 months. And sometimes bad pains in innerside of wrists/ forearms. What could this be?
Rheumatoid: I would be concerned for some type for Rheumatic condition. Since you have had this for three months, I would be seen by your physician. ...Read more
See doctor: For an evaluation in order to diagnose it. ...Read more
I have since a few months a pain in both hands (mainly fingers) it is like the joints are pain full mainly at night ?
Some arthritis: Sounds like you have some form of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is typically symmetric in both hands, worse in the morning and associated with stiffness. Osteoarthritis tends to be worse after exercise. Both forms of arthritis can cause pain at night. There are many other causes of joint pain, including various autoimmune diseases, psoriasis, and infectious diseases. ...Read more
Different types: The wear and tear type of arthritis (osteoarthritis), which is the commonest type takes years to develop as cartilage slowly erodes. However more inflammatory types like rheumatoid, other autoimmune types or psoriatic or gouty arthritis can develop rapidly and be acute (suddenly) and then become chronic. ...Read more
Joints in my pinky fingers on both hands always crack when I bend/extend them-what could be causing that?
Really harmless.: This is most likely the release of gas caused by the temporary low pressure in extend ing or flexing these joints. If there is no pain, that is. If there is pain while doing this, then I would examine for tendinous and/or ligamentous issues. ...Read more
Stiff finger joints in the morning, right hand finger finger has trigger action gets easier after getting up not painful but discomforting?
I assume you must be above 50 years of age. There is more tendency to develop Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Joint Disease as we age. Stiffness in the hand joints are common symptoms. Will get better with movement within 30 min. Apply warm water
And you described the classic decryption of Trigger finger. Ortho. Can help you if this is very annoying to you. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Tendon Inflammation: There are multiple causes of finger/joint pain. Given your age and no history of trauma, nor arthritic problems, the most likely cause is a trigger finger or tendonitis (swollen tendon). Ask yourself, ifyour pain is on the back of the knuckle, worse in the morning, and painful with flexing the finger, and if there is tenderness in the palm over the tendon. A hand surgeon can help make diagnosis. ...Read more
Arthritis: The joint at the end of the finger, closest to the nail, is a common location for osteoarthrtis. As arthritis develops the joints can swell, and bone spurs form which feel like hard bumps. Diffuse swelling about the joint is typically related to inflammation. Sometimes a more localized swelling will occur which may represent a cyst. ...Read more
Finger Joint Lump: This requires an exam to determine if it is on the top (wrist side) or palm side of the hand. Fixation or movement with hand open/close maneuver is also important. If it is on the top it is more likely related to an injury or poorly healed fracture; however there are other possibilities. On the palm, it is more likely a ganglion but could be early appearance of a nodule associated with dupuytren's. ...Read more
Hand and finger pain: Depends on many factors i.E what joints, how intense is the pain, how constant, how dysfunctional you are (what can you and can't you do) etc... So need to know a lot more details. A visit to your doctor with a good history and physical and x-rays will tell a lot. While arthritis is a likely possiblity you need to have it checked. Best of luck. ...Read more
Probably a ganglion: Cyst. Typically come from a joint. Can be very painful. Most hand bumps are benign. Typically can be aspirated with a needle and decompressed or otherwise surgical excised. Used to call them bible beater lesions because the biggest book on the house was the bible and by smacking it with the 'good book' caused them to rupture. I do not recommend this though. See an orthopaedist. ...Read more
Palm Lumps may: Be dupuytren's disease. A common genetic disorder that can present in a variety of ways. Swollen finger knucles can be a part of this known as garrod's knuckles. Other cause of swollen painful knuckles and fingers are gouty arthritis, inflamm arthritides, psoriatic arthritis and lyme first line treatment for swelling is rest ice and otc meds but if getting worse fast get to a doc to r/o infection. ...Read more
Why do my hands, fingers, and feet swell really bad at night? My finger joints are stiff as well.
Evaluation: I would suggest you see a Rheumatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more
My finger joints hurt on and off, and it never goes away, what could be causing it, and will a hand exerciser work?
Finger: Do u have stiffness of the fingers in the am? Does the pain involve both hands? Does anything like this run in your family? Do the joints have any swelling or deformities. If yes to these, you should be evaluated. A hand exerciser is unlikely to help ...Read more
Which is more harmful: pain on the joints or inflammation? I have RA is there any safe exercise for hands and fingers?
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