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Dr. Mark Ciaglia
46 doctors shared insights

Finger Stiffness (Overview)

Finger stiffness is a clinical finding in which there is decreased range of motion or difficult range of motion in a finger joint. This can occur due to arthritis, injury, or other causes.


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What causes finger stiffness and painthat last all day?

What causes finger stiffness and painthat last all day?

Maybe trigger finger: It's hard to tell without knowing exactly where the pain is, but trigger fingers or arthritis cause what you are describing. See a hand surgeon who can examine you and get x-rays. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ciaglia
46 doctors shared insights

Finger Stiffness (Overview)

Finger stiffness is a clinical finding in which there is decreased range of motion or difficult range of motion in a finger joint. This can occur due to arthritis, injury, or other causes.


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My doctor says my sister has finger stiffness, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

My doctor says my sister has finger stiffness, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

Sense of tightness o: Stiffness in the fingers can be due to many different problems as there are many structures in the fingers. It might be due to joint disease or arthritis, tendonitis, tightness in the skin or other problems. It is important to determine where the problem exists to begin to determine the cause of the sensation of stiffness. ...Read more

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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

First verify the type of wart you have before deciding on treatment
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If you know it's a wart, use over-the-counter products as labelled.
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If over-the-counter treatments don't work, see a dermatologist
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How do you treat finger joint stiffness?

How do you treat finger joint stiffness?

Therapy: Depending upon the cause of the stiffness, you might need to see an occupational therapist. They work with problems of the hand. You might have a trigger finger, arthritis, dupuytren's contracture or joint inflammation. See a board certified orthopedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Finger stiffness when using tools/utensils, could i be getting arthritis?

Finger stiffness when using tools/utensils, could i be getting arthritis?

Possibly: It is impossible to know for sure without a complete history, physical exam and appropriate lab tests. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have neck pain and stiffness. I have tingling and numbness in hands and fingers and some tingling in buttocks area. I also struggle with anxiety/p attacks. xrays show degen.in neck. What to do?

I have neck pain and stiffness. I have tingling and numbness in hands and fingers and some tingling in buttocks area. I also struggle with anxiety/p attacks. xrays show degen.in neck. What to do?

Your best bet: Is to review these issues with your primary care doctor. They could be anxiety related but may also be related to another process. A good formal neurologic evaluation is necessary to make sure further evaluation beyond the x-rays you report, if any other testing is warranted. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What causes finger stiffness and painthat last all day?

Maybe trigger finger: It's hard to tell without knowing exactly where the pain is, but trigger fingers or arthritis cause what you are describing. See a hand surgeon who can examine you and get x-rays. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are some exercises that'll relieve my finger stiffness?

What are some exercises that'll relieve my finger stiffness?

Passive stretch: Finger stiffness is generally associated with increased fluid of the joints or tendons. By stretching the fingers slightly beyond their normal range of motion the tendons get stretched and the ligaments of the joints give a little. This produces relief. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from finger stiffness whenever i try to use tools/utensils. What should I do?

Try aleve (naproxen) or advil: Try some Aleve (naproxen) or advil for a couple of weeks and see if it gets better. If not, then you may need a blood test to determine why. ...Read more

Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more