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For people with arthritis, is it painful to pop knuckles, like hand knuckles?

For people with arthritis, is it painful to pop knuckles, like hand knuckles?

Maybe, maybe not: Cracking a joint moves the parts of the joint, with the cracking noise coming from cartilage surfaces sliding, from movement of a little air-space from one place in the joint to another, or from some other non-traumatic event. One person with arthritis inflammation in a joint can feel better and looser at the joint after cracking it, while another person can feel more joint pain after cracking it. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Will rheumatoid arthritis disfigure your hands?

Will rheumatoid arthritis disfigure your hands?

Not necessarily : Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects mostly the smaller joints in hands and feet. Nowadays we are able to achieve remission with the appropriate treatment. If left untreated then YES can deformed your hands permanently but more important if untreated the chronic inflammation can lead to cardiovascular disease and death. Talk to your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Will pianist or typist get arthritis in fingers>what age?

Will pianist or typist get arthritis in fingers>what age?

Not aware of this: I am not aware that a pianist or a typist will get more or earlier arthritis than the general population, but a pianist or a typist may get carpal tunnel syndrome, especially if incorrect hand position is used. ...Read more

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Does lupus arthritis go hand in hand with lupus?

Does lupus arthritis go hand in hand with lupus?

Lupus: The joints are an unfortunate target of the ailment known as lupus, so the arthritis is simply another component. ...Read more

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Do fractured finger or toe bones always turn into arthritis?

Do fractured finger or toe bones always turn into arthritis?

No: Fractures that commonly lead to arthritis and joint problems are those that extend into a joint. Thankfully, they are a minority of fractures. ...Read more

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Do hands get osteoarthritis or just rheumatoid?

Do hands get osteoarthritis or just rheumatoid?

Both: The hands can be afeected by both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid. Rheumatoid typically affects the joints we call the mcps and pips while osteoarthritis affects the pips and dips. Some patients can have both forms of arthritis at the same time. ...Read more

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Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrom, i'm unable to grip and move hands well?

Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrom, i'm unable to grip and move hands well?

Usually a splint: Initial conservative care for cts is a wrist splint. I would advise an evaluation by a hand surgeon . If you are having continuous symptoms of numbness and tingling you need to seed a hand surgeon asap. ...Read more

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I'm being treated for rheumatoid arthritis the pain is getting worse toes, ankles, feet, hands, fingers and wrist. My RA level now 176 is this normal?

I'm being treated for rheumatoid arthritis the pain is getting worse toes, ankles, feet, hands, fingers and wrist. My RA level now 176 is this normal?

There are: Many markers titer slab results and scores used by physicians to monitor effectiveness of treatment for RA but arguably the most important one is your symptoms. If you feel you are getting worse call your tbeumstogust. Modifications in your medication regimen may be needed but do not alter this without discussion. ...Read more

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Finger injuries prevention? Does wearing sports gloves help prevent sprains and jammed fingers?

Finger injuries prevention? Does wearing sports gloves help prevent sprains and jammed fingers?

No: Jammed fingers come froma ball or person or the ground hitting the tip of you finger this can still occur with sports glove. Only a baseball mitt decreases the risk of a ball strike. If you get a jammed finger you should get a x-ray because often there is more damage then initially thought. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor cast my wrist & hand for rheumatoid arthritis?

Why would a doctor cast my wrist & hand for rheumatoid arthritis?

Ask your doctor: Why don't you ask the doctor who did it? Casting in RA is not done very frequently as you do not want to immobilize joints but rather want to move and exercise them. ...Read more

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Both wrist pain.occasionally when gripping something have shooting pain in wrist hand and fingers and cannot bend or straighten fingers.

Both wrist pain.occasionally when gripping something have shooting pain in wrist hand and fingers and cannot bend or straighten fingers.

Get a check up: There are multiple structures in wrist and hand and pain can originate in any of the. Muscles, tendons, nerves and bones might be affected. A thorough examination, possibly combined with xray examination and or nerve studies may be indicated ...Read more

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Negative RA blood work. MRI=bone erosion in MCP joint and wrist joint effusion. Pain in both hands. What are conditions other than RA it might be?

Negative RA blood work. MRI=bone erosion in MCP joint and wrist joint effusion. Pain in both hands. What are conditions other than RA it might be?

Rheumatoid arthritis: You should keep in mind that patients can still have rheumatoid arthritis even if blood work is negative, especially if the disease course is relatively early. Other conditions that can present similarly include but are not limited to lupus, gout, pseudogout, psoriatic arthritis or osteoarthritis. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Why is cracking the toe knuckles more painful than cracking the finger knuckles?

Why is cracking the toe knuckles more painful than cracking the finger knuckles?

Osteoarthritis: Generally speaking there is more pressure on the joints of the lower extremity than the joints on the hands. This "wear and tear" on the joints of the feet contributes to degenerative arthritis or osteoarthritis. With the obesity epidemic we are seeing even more pressure on the joints in the feet. Fortunately we have a number of treatments to address this problem. ...Read more

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Dx psoriatic arthritis (knee) but now have constantly sore feet and big toe joint? Same condition? Or just consequence of limping?

Might be: It's a stretch to say a big toe joint is painful because you're walking funny. Given your history of psoriatic arthritis, i would rule that out before anything else. ...Read more

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Please tell me can fibromyalgia or rsd cause tendon locks in fingers and toes?

Please tell me can fibromyalgia or rsd cause tendon locks in fingers and toes?

RSD might: however that may be due to atrophy and contracture meaning you can't move it regardless because of disuse. Sometimes early arthritis can set in so consider that issue as well. ...Read more

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I have painful trigger thumb with thumb dislocation found on xray. Rheum wants me to wear splint/spica,but can this heal dislocation?

I have painful trigger thumb with thumb dislocation found on xray. Rheum wants me to wear splint/spica,but can this heal dislocation?

No! not unless the -: dislocation is reduced and held reduced in a stable position. Most of these require Pin Fixation and a cast to treat the dislocation. The trigger thumb can be treated with a steroid shot. If that doesn't help or if it comes back then surgery might be needed for it as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more