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Pain In Finger And Toe Joints
I have severe pain in my finger and toe joints, with no deformities, no injury. Seen a Rheumy, positive anti-la/Ssb, neg other tests. What could it be?
Discuss results: Full discussion of test results is a major part of the Dr's work. You need to schedule this followup and ask for a written explanation to take away so you won't feel like you need to memorize it. The complex terms confuse most folk so feel free to ask for clarity. It may help explain the pain - ask about Tx suggestions! ...Read more
Always cracking MP joints in fingers and big toe and even DIP joints in fingers. Cannot stop as this has been ongoing for over 4 years. What can I do?
It's started only 3 months ago but joints in fingers/toes are so painful, and have hard bumps and hard cartlidge, gets worse daily? What is it
I occasionally have deep, sharp pains in my finger joints. Also, my right big toe is usually so sensitive it is very painful even when gently touched.
Could be arthritis: In general, arthritis is swelling in the joint and because you describe 2 sites where there is pain and the finger with a lump, it is possible that this may be a sign of arthritis. Get examined and the doctor will do a work-up which will include bloodwork and radiographs. If this is a condition like arthritis, you want to have it diagnosed early on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Now: If you have numbness for more than a few minutes after exposure to cold, you likely have frostbite. If the skin otherwise still appears normal, there may not be much to do except wait. Regardless, you should be seen by your doctor because surgery may be required if you now have signs of carpal tunnel syndrome or other nerve injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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