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I'm a baker and have lupus/sjogrens. Sometimes when I'm using the piping bags I get really bad pain in my wrists/fingers. Is there something I can do?

I'm a baker and have lupus/sjogrens. Sometimes when I'm using the piping bags I get really bad pain in my wrists/fingers. Is there something I can do?

Yes: You can discuss these issues with the doctor who treats your lupus. You are not taking any specific meds that help, especially Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). Are you seeing a rheumatologist? ...Read more

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Pain in wrist, fingers, feet, knee & changing shape. I drop things a lot can't open the door at times, rheum didn't want to help bc i'm 22 what to do?

Pain in wrist, fingers, feet, knee & changing shape. I drop things a lot can't open the door at times, rheum didn't want to help bc i'm 22 what to do?

Don't give up: Not sure why the rheumatologist didn't offer help, but it sounds like you need further evaluation. You are too young to have pain in several joints. If you have a primary care physician i would bring your concerns to that doctor and see what more can be done. Blood testing and xrays may be necessary to test for autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. ...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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Some times I have mild pain in my wrist , finger and ankle joints , legs, why is this?

Pain: This can easily be arthritis - even at your age. A more detailed history would be nice. See your family doc to start and do not be surprised if you are referred to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Hi ck, &blood creatinine(3x),low ferritin, pos ana,&rf, neg lupus,other autoimm. Progressive pain in right wrist, fingers, brachial 3+ yrs - no dx!

See details: Have you seen a rheumatologist? If no, then do so. There is certainly an issue here with possible diagnosis being one of the connective tissue disorders. Consider seeing a rheumatologist at one of the major medical centers in NYC. ...Read more

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Leftside elbow pain/numbness wrist/finger tips numbness, shoulder pain left side of left breast both upper part of back, not all time some ?

Leftside elbow pain/numbness wrist/finger tips numbness, shoulder pain left side of left breast both upper part of back, not all time some ?

Pinched nerve: Because patients having cardiac problems can have these symptoms, you should have this ruled out. But the most common cause is an irritation of a nerve in the neck by a bone spur or herniation that can cause pain or numbness that runs down the arm into the hand. An MRI can usually show the cause of the problem if it does not resolve. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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When I get a pain in my right wrist my finger lock up and I got to rub my wrist to use my finger again what is this?

When I get a pain in my right wrist my finger lock up and I got to rub my wrist to use my finger again what is this?

Muscle cramp: Sounds like a muscle cramp. Muscles can spasm causing the fingers to stay bent until the spasm resolves. Heat and massage can help ease the spasm. If you experience clicking in a certain finger when you open and close it, you might have a trigger finger. ...Read more

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Sometimes my right fingers feel colder than the left. They look normal. I also get pain in elbow wrist and ring finger in my right arm. Cause? Fix?

Sometimes my right fingers feel colder than the left. They look normal. I also get pain in elbow wrist and ring finger in my right arm. Cause? Fix?

Be seen: I would be seen for a neurological and vascular exam of your arms. There are some vascular syndromes that can cause a different amount of blood flow in your arms, and in some cases, treatment is needed. ...Read more