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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

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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I have tightness and stiffness in my fingers and hands in the mornings?

I have tightness and stiffness in my fingers and hands in the mornings?

AM stiffness: This is a common symptom in people who have arthritis of different kinds. Impossible to say what kind without an exam. For most people the stiffness works itself out after a little while. Hot showers or baths help. Gentle opening and closing of the fingers usually helps. Can be a nuisance but usually not much can be done about it. ...Read more

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Constant. Finger stiffness pain 6yrs both. Hands. Retired.58 hobby reading. Healthy need lose 20 lbs?

Constant. Finger stiffness pain 6yrs both. Hands. Retired.58 hobby reading. Healthy need lose 20 lbs?

Not if your sane: There is no short answer. We need to know the type of pain e.g. Burning, electric, stabbing, scraping. What makes the pain less, what makes the pain more? Can you sleep? Does the pain wake you up? Is it in the whole hands or just fingers? If so which ones? ...Read more

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Had carpal tunnel surgery done in both hands 5 months ago but still dropping things and finger stiffness.

Had carpal tunnel surgery done in both hands 5 months ago but still dropping things and finger stiffness.

Inflammation: Check for high Blood pressure, lose weight and sleep by 10 pm. STOP ALL MILK, CHEESE, DAIRY, CHICKEN AND MEAT and start eating a lot of fruits and veges. The biggest thing you can do for urself is to STOP GLUTEN

Make sure your Vit D is above 40 and become a vegan....dont waste time as you are already 70 years....exercise by walking 5000-10000 steps/day ...Read more

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Numbness from hands to my elbow. Numbness in my shoulders. Especially when sleeping. Hand and finger stiffness. What could it be?

Numbness from hands to my elbow. Numbness in my shoulders. Especially when sleeping. Hand and finger stiffness. What could it be?

Arthritis: Hand and finger stiffness is commonly associated with arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis can make people more prone to nerve entrapments. Peripheral neuropathy is also something to consider. You should be evaluated by a neurologist and may also need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have palm pain, finger pain and finger stiffness connected to a finger on nondominate hand that got kicked into the joint years ago. No pain until repetitive hard gripping. Blood tests, x rays, emg, PT, no diagnosis or swelling. Worse in morning?

I have palm pain, finger pain and finger stiffness connected to a finger on nondominate hand that got kicked into the joint years ago. No pain until repetitive hard gripping. Blood tests, x rays, emg, PT, no diagnosis or swelling. Worse in morning?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. The symptoms you described are suggestive of evolving Dupuytrens contracture. You may consult this site for info:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/dupuytrens-contracture/basics/definition/con-20024378
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Left hand middle finger tight with stiffness. Can't bend it. Swollen @ the joint & palm. No pain, just uncomfortable.

Left hand middle finger tight with stiffness. Can't bend it. Swollen @ the joint & palm. No pain, just uncomfortable.

No injury?: Assuming you haven't injured that finger somehow (sometimes it is hard to remember...might have seemed like nothing at the time)... I'm thinking things that aren't exactly "serious", but that doesn't mean it doesn't hurt! Possibly tendinitis in that finger, or a bit of arthritis in the joint. Try using an ice pack, and reducing movement, maybe w/ a splint. If it continues, I would get an x-ray. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a blood clot to cause finger stiffness?

Is it possible for a blood clot to cause finger stiffness?

Yes: If you get a blood clot in the arm that causes swelling in the whole arm, this can cause stiffness in the fingers. I have never seen a blood clot in the finger. ...Read more

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I'm having finger stiffness from possible blood clot, please help?

I'm having finger stiffness from possible blood clot, please help?

Needs evaluation: A blood clot does not sound responsible. Are you taking about an embolus? If that is the case, a detailed evaluation is needed to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Finger stiffness?

What is the definition or description of: Finger stiffness?

Finger stiffness is: Common after a fracture.
Proper splint position is essential as poor positioning can increase siffness and prolong recovery. Hand therapy earlier than later often is a very worthwhile investment of time and resources even if you don't think you need it. To avoid later issues. ...Read more

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What can cause elbow pain and finger stiffness?

What can cause elbow pain and finger stiffness?

???: That's like asking what type of animals inhabit the earth. Lots more details have to be provided to give an honest answer.
How old are you, have you had any trauma, were x-rays done, etc. (the list goes on). ...Read more

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Finger stiffness after splint removal -- what do I do?

Finger stiffness after splint removal -- what do I do?

Move the finger: If you have a lot of stiffness I usually recommend a course of occupational therapy. You can do excersies on your own to get your finger moving. Just make a tight fist and squeeze then try and bring your fingers all the way straight. ...Read more

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What can cause fractured finger stiffness after recovery?

Inflammation: Inflammation can occur after recovery at any time and can cause stiffness. ...Read more

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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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What can cause finger stiffness and elbow/shoulder pain and weakness?

Many things: Cervical impingement of a nerve that sends signals to the muscles of the arm and hand can cause these problems. If they persist, I would recommend seeing a specialist. Sometimes a solid therapy program will help. ...Read more

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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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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

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I am experiencing finger pain, finger swelling, finger stiffness and finger numbness. I can't grip anything. There is also a weird lump on the side?

I am experiencing finger pain, finger swelling, finger stiffness and finger numbness. I can't grip anything. There is also a weird lump on the side?

See your physician: It is difficult to evaluate these symptoms without a thorough history and physical exam. You should be evaluated promptly in order to determine if there is something which needs to be treated right away. Please see your physician. ...Read more

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While waiting several weeks to get into a hand specialist, what should I do to alleviate the morning extreme pain and stiffness in my fingers? Been tested for ra. If tendons should I wear wrist guard? Already tried voltaren (diclofenac) gel.

While waiting several weeks to get into a hand specialist, what should I do to alleviate the morning extreme pain and stiffness in my fingers? Been tested for ra. If tendons should I wear wrist guard? Already tried voltaren (diclofenac) gel.

Early am stiffness: A common problem for joint issues in the hand. No matter what the cause the important thing is make sure that you work out the stiffness each and every day. Warm soaks warm showers and exercises such as the classic hand six pack exercises especially working on making a full fist and working on flexing the joints fully remember warm to warm up at the beginning of the day and ice after activity. ...Read more

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Sir my both hand finger feel tight to move and some time I feel my finger are vibrating. Due to this I am worried please help me?

Sir my both hand finger feel tight to move and some time I feel my finger are vibrating. Due to this I am worried please help me?

Edema, Muscle fatigue: Have you been working out with weights. It can cause these symptoms. The tightness can be due to the fluid build up. Need more info regarding your work and hobbies? . Do you use any tools like jack hammers or drills. These can be the cause also. ... ...Read more

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I started experiencing stiffness and numbness in both hands 3-4d ago and progressively worse pains in my fingers- do I have CTS? What can I do?

I started experiencing stiffness and numbness in both hands 3-4d ago and progressively worse pains in my fingers- do I have CTS? What can I do?

I doubt it. CTS: Presents in a gradual fashion, insidious, and usually not both hands at same time. I suggest you see a Neurologist or Rheumatologist urgently. ...Read more

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I broke my finger 3 months ago and now I often have numbness and stiffness in my hand. Why?

I broke my finger 3 months ago and now I often have numbness and stiffness in my hand. Why?

Many reasons: You probably had your finger splinted or pinned. The immobility would stiffen your joint, particularly with the trauma to the bone. Fractures and injure the digital nerves, of which you have lateral and medial nerves running on either side of the joint. ...Read more

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I have pain in the back of both hands as well as stiffness, tingling, and swelling in my 3rd, 4th, and 5th fingers what do I do?

I have pain in the back of both hands as well as stiffness, tingling, and swelling in my 3rd, 4th, and 5th fingers what do I do?

Let me explain: To have those symptoms means to me you have two problems, one in the neck area and the other I the hand area, go and check it out. Good luck. ...Read more

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I cut my hand on a broken plate 6 weeks ago. After, my pinky finger felt tight when I bent it back. It's improving but still noticeable. Advice?

I cut my hand on a broken plate 6 weeks ago. After, my pinky finger felt tight when I bent it back. It's improving but still noticeable. Advice?

Cut hand: You may have partially cut a tendon. As it heals the scarring will tighten. You didn't describe the cut in enough detail to say more. See an orthopedic doctor, particularly if it gets worse. ...Read more

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My fingers swell sometimes in the middle of the night. I wake up because my rings get tight. If I open n close my hands for 10 minutes swelling isgone?

My fingers swell sometimes in the middle of the night. I wake up because my rings get tight. If I open n close my hands for 10 minutes swelling isgone?

R/O RAYNAUDS: Raynauds is a vasospastic condition that can be associated with other Auto-Immune disorders. Follow up with your doctor, it can respond to calcium channel blockers and medication to improve blood flow, like trental (pentoxifylline). ...Read more

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I was born with a deformoty in both of my hands where I am unable to comfortably open or close my hamds and or fingers the skin is too tight. This has?

I was born with a deformoty in both of my hands where I am unable to comfortably open or close my hamds and or fingers the skin is too tight. This has?

Deformed hands: Many kinds of deformities and need more info. Can do 2nd opinion and work it out and you can send pictures. ...Read more

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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