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My Hands Get Stiff At Night What Can I 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
Stiff hands: You may want to discuss with your primary care physician who may refer you to see a rheumatologist or a hand surgeon. This sounds like arhtritis but this may be primary (from repetive use) or secondary to some other process rheumatoid, psoriasis, etc. Which should be treated. ...Read more
What can cause aching pain and stiffness in hands, wrists, knees and back. Can barely get around or work bc of pain w/o medicine. This is horrible.
Many things: There are numerous possible causes. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
How do, you get rid of stiffness in your knuckles I hurted my hand it's not broken I can move my fingers how do I get rid of stiffness in my knuckles?
I am suffering from fibromyalgia for last 3 years. Almost all joints pain. Morning hand stiffness. Here in gurgaon, india, I could not get a doctor?
Check first: This may not be fibromyalgia. Morning stiffness in small joints brings up the possibility of rheumatoid arthritis. The pain of fibromyalgia is felt more in the muscles than in the joints. Have a general doctor check you for any type of arthritis before seeking out a fibromyalgia specialist. ...Read more
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
What can cause Extensor Digitorum in hand of ulnar claw getting darker and stiff after night with support? This stiffness disappears, jumpiness not.
?: Certainly stiffness after support at nigh ok, but may want to see orthopedist for other issues ...Read more
I injured my forearms wrist and top of hand down the thumbs, both arms right side hurts worse, constant pain, stiffness at night, cant care for baby,?
Hand and Arm Pain: Sounds like you are having an awful time with your hands and arms. I suggest you be seen by a Family Doctor and be evaluated for Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. This can often occur during pregnancy. You need to have your thyroid checked and get what are called nerve conduction tests to see if there is damage to the nerves in your arms and hands. Good luck, get well soon. ...Read more
F, 37. Joint pain, stiffness for 3 months. Numb hand in morning. Morning stiffness & hand numbness improved if I drink wine night before. Significant?
Carpal tunnel?: Your hand numbness might be carpal tunnel syndrome. Use of a wrist/hand brace at night when you sleep may help. The generalized stiffness and joint pain needs medical evaluation including exam with doctor, imaging and blood testing. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more
Stiffness and pain: And a spongy feeling in gripping can ber a sign of some very early very mild arthritis even with so called normal xrays. There are many causes of arthiis though from genetic predisposition to osteoarthritis to inflammatory or related disorders to infectious things such as lyme disease. Stiffness can also be just swelling and that has many causes too. Its hard to exactly what it is early sign of ...Read more
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
Inflammation: If you are a healthy person and doing manual labor it is not unusual to have stiffness and soreness of the hands. If you have no stomach problems, bleeding tendency, or kidney or liver problems it is safe to take over the counter Motrin with food. Please take as recommended on the bottle or your physician. With rest and medication this should resolve in 1week. Otherwise see you primary doctor. ...Read more
Get it evaluated: The major thing you can do is to have the problem evaluated. You need a proper diagnosis. There are numerous problems that cause hand pain and stiffness. Most of them are arthritic but not all. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
I am taken hydroxxychloroquine in which it is working to keep the swellen down in my hands but I still have stiffness and pain in my joints?
Joint pain: You ought to discuss this with your rheumatologist, it could be that it is not enough to control your symptoms and you may need additional medications to aid in controlling the pain and stiffness. ...Read more
Explanation: This is normal condition and you need to keep yourself warm in cold room or cold whether. Use long sleeve and wool for warming. ...Read more
this is often due to carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis. Any color change in the hands when they are painful? Cold temperature? You can try changing the angle of the keyboard, or getting an ergonomic keyboard. If simple changes don't improve your symptoms, you should be examined by a physician.
Garrett Norvell, MD ...Read more
Go to the doctor: Please. It is time to put away the smart phone and get to your trusted medical advisor urgently. This is very abnormal! ...Read more
I'm having gradual increasing pain and stiffness in my hands arms Nd back what could be causing this?
Different things: This cannot be diagnosed without knowing other thinngs and possible having blookd tests done. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more
The symptoms you described are consistent with carpal tunnel syndrome, however, to be certain you would need to be examined by a physician. Please see you physician and consult this site for more information.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/ds00326. ...Read more
Pain and stiffness in my neck that is causing me headaches and tingling pain in my hand and pinky finger.
I have pain and stiffness in my hands, particularly the left one. The pain is mostly in the knuckles and back of the hand. Also 6 months ago.?
Possibly arthritis: Stiffness, pain, and swelling are the classic signs of arthritis. I recommend an evaluation by a rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon. Examination and x-rays, and possibly blood tests may be necessary to confirm. Potential treatments include therapy, bracing or splinting, and arthritis medicines, such as nsaids, which include Ibuprofen and celebrex (celecoxib). ...Read more
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
Dad suffered stroke 5 yrs ago affecting his right side. He still complains of pain/stiffness in right hand. Any sugges. For improving his cond.?
Rehabilitation eval: Long standing "tightness" in the hand after a stroke is very common. If left untreated it can worsen with time. Evaluation by a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician can be helpful to determine the best treatment for his tightness (spasticity). Medications, physical therapy, splinting, or botulinum toxin injections are all options to consider. ...Read more
I have a lot of aches, pains and stiffness, mostly in shoulders, hands, and back. Muscles tire easily. Could this all be related to very low ferritin?
Maybe: Low ferritin can be caused by iron deficiency anemia. A menstruating female is especially at risk for this because she loses excessive iron during periods which is not getting replaced with diet. The anemia can in turn cause muscles to tire easily. Maybe also cause the joint pains and stiffness but may be other causes of these symptoms. See you doctor. ...Read more