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Do swollen fingers mean arthritis?

Do swollen fingers mean arthritis?

Most of the time!: Unless you have edema, usually yes. See your pcp, who may refer you to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis 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


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I wake up with swollen fingers what does that mean?

I wake up with swollen fingers what does that mean?

Get Evaluated: You need to get evaluated to get a correct diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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What works against swollen fingers in winter?

What works against swollen fingers in winter?

See your doctor: See your doctor to determine what is causing your fingers swell as it could be arthritis or even raynaud's. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen fingers and toes?

What can cause swollen fingers and toes?

Heat: Is one thing, rheumatoid arthritis is another, some other arthropathies as well, psoriatic arthritis is another. An arthritic work up is warranted assuming it is not heat related. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen fingers in a newborn?

What could cause swollen fingers in a newborn?

Many things: Edema of the fingers of a newborn could be from low serum protein (renal losses of protein), blocked lymphatic flow, venous obstruction on the hand or arm. A physician should carefully the fingers, wrist, and arm of the affected side. ...Read more

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I have unexpected rashes and swollen fingers, what is this?

I have unexpected rashes and swollen fingers, what is this?

Swollen fingers: Cause of swollen knuckles and fingers and rash can be gouty arthritis, inflamm arthritides, psoriatic arthritis ( associated with psoraisis) , lyme disease, severe infections ( acute bacterial ones) or even just a viral syndrome. And others you need to be seen by your medical provider, document the rash, where its is what it looks like as it may be a clue. ...Read more

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Swollen fingers and toes in the morning, what could this be?

Swollen fingers and toes in the morning, what could this be?

Any things : Therevare many typer of arthrtis and many reason formswollen fingers you need tonbe properlly evaluated to find out what is happening. ...Read more

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Why would my 12 year old daughter wake up with swollen fingers?

Why would my 12 year old daughter wake up with swollen fingers?

Raunaud????: Swollen and painful? Several reasons--- auto-immune diseases, thyroid, vascular problems ( venous drainage). ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Finger Swelling (Definition)

Finger swelling is a clinical finding in which the tissue around of the finger has retained fluid and is enlarged. This can occur with injury to the finger or with other ...Read more