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Finger Inflammation Causes
Cause trigger finger: Trigger finger occurs from swelling or inflammation in the palm at the base of a finger where the flexor (bending) tendon enters the finger. This swelling leads to pain and sometimes popping and locking in one position as the finger is bent and straightened (so called 'triggering'). Direct trauma or overused of the hand for grasping can cause this, as can diseases like diabetes but not scoliosis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
Because it's 1 of--: -autoimmune diseases, & these R characterized as inflammatory diseases. The cause is not fully known. There R many diseases that R so classified such as lupus.erythema nodosum (sp). The response is actually the body's immune system gone wild, & attacks the host body. ...Read more
The concern would be: Damage of bone, the gout can actually eat away at bone ( the ur ate crystals that is) also one must realize this is not just a disorder of the affected joint. Your kidneys and heart can be affected as well. Instead of getting repeated attacks, treat the disease and control it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Carpal tunnel: The most commonly affected nerve in the hand and wrist is the median nerve as it crosses the palm of the hand. This is known as carpal tunnel syndrome which occurs when the space for the nerve becomes diminished. Symptoms include pain and numbness in the hand especially at night. Treatments include splinting and surgery if nothing else works. ...Read more
What toxins or food could cause widespread tendon pain? Inflammatory arthritis and hyper mobility ruled out.
None: See a rheumatologist and that will help you determine the cause of your pain. ...Read more
Not usually: Anemia is too few red blood cells. This lowers your oxygen carrying capacity of your blood. As a result of this your heart and lungs need to work harder to circulate your blood. This should not cause finger numbness. However is you are breathing faster than normal, this can cause some extremity numbess. If this keeps up get it checked out. ...Read more
Sure: Any joint can be affected by infection. ...Read more
Too broad question : Several reasons could cause swelling, more info needed. Do you have an infection? What about rheumatoid arthritis? History of gout or any recent trauma? Even a hangnail can be responsible for it. Please check with your local er doctor or your pcp. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reactive adenopathy: A short answer to your question, yes. ...Read more
See your doctor: Best to see a primary care doctor or a rheumatologist so that they can hear your full story and so they can ask you pertinent questions and examine you. That way, they can help you figure out what is going on. There are may different possibilities that can be causing your symptoms. ...Read more
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May contribute: Trigger finger is not an arthritis, but it is a nodular swelling of a flexor tendon that can cause the tendon to catch on the pulley system of the finger as it flexes and extends. It's usual cause is inflammatory. So, having an systemic inflammatory condition like a person with psoriatic arthritis has, their can be an increased risk. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Knee pain is most commonly caused by inflammation from bursitis, tendonitis, or cartilage degeneration. A good physical exam and possible imaging could be used to confirm the diagnosis. Less common causes of knee pain are irritated nerve roots from the lumbar spine, infection, or tumors. Treatment options will depend on the final diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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