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What are early signs for pains in my hands and stiffness?

What are early signs for pains in my hands and stiffness?

Stiffness and pain : And a spongy feeling in gripping can ber a sign of some very early very mild arthritis even with so called normal xrays. There are many causes of arthiis though from genetic predisposition to osteoarthritis to inflammatory or related disorders to infectious things such as lyme disease. Stiffness can also be just swelling and that has many causes too. Its hard to exactly what it is early sign of ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Fell on left palm months ago. Wrist now hurts with rain and humidity. Onset arthritis? Any remedies to ease pain? Pain is heightened during rain

Fell on left palm months ago. Wrist now hurts with rain and humidity. Onset arthritis? Any remedies to ease pain? Pain is heightened during rain

Possible arthritis: You may have an un-diagnosed fracture or arthritis, i would recommend visiting your primary doctor and obtaining xrays as a start. You may need consultation with a hand surgeon if there is anything suspicious on xray, . ...Read more

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Fell on floor all weight went to my palm. 6 month later wrist is little swollen. Doc said take tylenol. Recom. Mri. I said no. Is this onset arthritis?

Fell on floor all weight went to my palm. 6 month later wrist is little swollen. Doc said take tylenol. Recom. Mri. I said no. Is this onset arthritis?

Trauma that: Results in persistent pain should be investigated. Standard x-ray views of hand and wrist are often helpful if the views just the possibility of a fracture or ligament injury then sometimes an MRI can add more information. While arthritis can occur or posttraumatic discomfort can occur typically someone 37 years old one thinks more about the inflammatory arthritis and someone who fell one thinks about an injury. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help ease arthrits pain in my hands with out taking pills all the time?

Is there a way to help ease arthrits pain in my hands with out taking pills all the time?

Topical medication: Voltaren gel and PENNSAID are two drugs that are applied topically to the site of pain. Both work fairly well. ...Read more

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How can you help prevent arthiritis in you hands?

How can you help prevent arthiritis in you hands?

Avoid overuse: Arthritis tends to be a degenerative problem closely associated with aging. Some people are genetically predisposed to develop arthritis at an earlier age. It tell my patients that some people are blessed with a higher mileage rating on their "treads". That said, i think one can do a lot to prevent arthritis by avoiding and limiting unnecessary stress to the hands--ie opening a lid to a jar. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Arthritis (Definition)

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