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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Hand Joint (Overview)

A hand joint is a part of the body, and usually refers to the joints (connections) among the bones inside the hand, the joints between the fingers/thumb and the hand bones, or the joints between the hand bones and the wrist.


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How can I make my hand joint stiffness go away?

How can I make my hand joint stiffness go away?

Let me try to help: Stiffness in the hand joints is not normal must some underlining cause, have x-ray and have doctor to look at them he wil be to help you.Thanks. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
31 doctors shared insights

Hand Joint (Overview)

A hand joint is a part of the body, and usually refers to the joints (connections) among the bones inside the hand, the joints between the fingers/thumb and the hand bones, or the joints between the hand bones and the wrist.


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My hand joint hurts and i can't make a fist. What can cause this?

My hand joint hurts and i can't make a fist. What can cause this?

Long list...: In a 34 year old there is a long list of possibilities from the common like tendinitis and carpal tunnel and joint swelling form overuse to the less common inflammatory arthropathies or arthitis. Best way to determine is by evaluation by health professional -. ...Read more

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What do I do about a gangilion cyst on my wrist hand joint?

What do I do about a gangilion cyst on my wrist hand joint?

Ganglion: Ganglions are not typically painful so first you need to make sure that the ganglion is the only or true source if your in pain. Underlying arthritis, old fracture or ligament injury shold be ruled out with an x-ray if you have pain. Once that occurs splinting, injection NSAID may help. If these fail and there is no underlying issue then you may want to seek an evaluation for excision. ...Read more

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What is the most recommended pain medication for hand joint pain?

What is the most recommended pain medication for hand joint pain?

Start with Tylenol: Persistent pain should be checked out. Overuse of tylenol type medications (acetaminophen) can cause liver and kidney problems. The typical nsaid's like ibuprofen, aleve and even occasional Aspirin can work, also. Bottom line is you need to find out what is causing the pain, so you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for hand joint pain?

What is the best medication for hand joint pain?

Nsaiids: I have found most nsaids to be helpful for these problems i would start with some advil or aleve you might require a prescription nsaid to get the best result with the least side effects. ...Read more

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When should ice or heat be used for hand joint or muscle/tendon pain?

When should ice or heat be used for hand joint or muscle/tendon pain?

Heat up, cool down: underworked stiff tendons respond to heat such as in the am after sleep or after sitting. while too much over doing it and inflammation needs cold to calm down. its actually pretty simple. think of an athlete ...Read more

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Is it okay to have hand joint pain while drinking?

Is it okay to have hand joint pain while drinking?

No: Finger pain while drinking? Unlikely to be related unless you are very cold sensitive; and that might be an issue with circulation... Hopefully, you are not smoking because that could be the cause of poor circulation. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of hand joint pain and stiffness?

What are the common causes of hand joint pain and stiffness?

Many: Can be anything from non specific inflammation to an autoimmune disorder. While joint pain usually isn't an emergency, being able to identify its source can help you determine whether your discomfort is a sign of something more serious. Most of the time symptoms will resolve spontaneously over time. Nsaids can help. Behavior modification is also recommended. See your doctor for more in info. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more