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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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My fingers are stiff in the morning and sometimes hard to open. Started after working construction using chipper gun alot?

My fingers are stiff in the morning and sometimes hard to open. Started after working construction using chipper gun alot?

Wear gloves?: Hopefully you are wearing gloves to minimize the vibration wear and tear this can have on your hands. I experience similar things in my profession. Seeing a physical therapist might be a good idea, they may be able to give you excercises you can do to help keep things in check. ...Read more

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What can I do if my fingers are stiff every morning when i wake up. What is is?

What can I do if my fingers are stiff every morning when i wake up. What is is?

Possible: Some forms of arthritis start with morning stiffness. Seeing a doctor and getting x-rays would be a good thing to find out what is causing this. ...Read more

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At night, some of my fingers become very stiff. Often, in the morning, I have to manually straighten them out. What is happening?

At night, some of my fingers become very stiff. Often, in the morning, I have to manually straighten them out. What is happening?

Maybe trigger finger: It's hard to tell without seeing you in person, 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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I have finger puffiness and stiffness in the morning . What should I do?

I have finger puffiness and stiffness in the morning . What should I do?

May be arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is an important cause of morning stiffness and joint swelling and pain. If you have a family history of this, you are more likely to get it. If you are otherwise healthy, you can try taking Aleve (naproxen) or motrin, though Aleve (naproxen) is safer for your heart. You also ought to be tested, because if you have this, you can benefit from meds that change the course of the disease. See your doc. ...Read more

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Severe joint pain in hands/feet morning stiffness numbness. one finger the joint feels like it is sliding back and forth when bending it. What is it?

Severe joint pain in hands/feet morning stiffness numbness. one finger the joint feels like it is sliding back and forth when bending it. What is it?

See your PCP: Severe pain in hands and feet in the morning can indicate an inflammatory condition such as arhritis. The individual finger problem sounds like a tendon issue. The two are not related. A blood test. by your Primary Care doc may anseer the former, a Hand surgeon should evaluate the latter. ...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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Severe joint pain in hips feet toes hands fingers knees elbows morning stiffness daily 20 mg prednisone no help MRI no inflam ANA 1:320 help?

Severe joint pain in hips feet toes hands fingers knees elbows morning stiffness daily 20 mg prednisone no help MRI no inflam ANA 1:320 help?

Try DMSO: DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide)--aka horse liniment--is available at a health food store or feed/veterinary supply. For systemic inflammatory conditions as you apparently have, I suggest one tsp per day orally. It tastes terrible. Mix with a small amount of water, and chase it with something else to kill the taste. Major adverse effect is that you will "off-gas" the DMSO in your breath and sweat. ...Read more