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Swollen, stiff finger; mostly first joint; 3 mo.! injury/fall. Not arthritis or broken bone?

Swollen, stiff finger; mostly first joint; 3 mo.! injury/fall. Not arthritis or broken bone?

Sprain: During trauma, it is possible to sprain the joint capsule. This could cause both swelling and pain. ...Read more

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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Why rheumatoid arthritis does not involve dip joint?

Why rheumatoid arthritis does not involve dip joint?

It is controversial: Issue, but lately studies show that all joints of the hand are affected. “a study of distal interphalangeal joint tenderness in rheumatoid arthritis.” you also can check this site: http://www.Methodistorthopedics.Com/arthritis-of-the-finger-joints. ...Read more

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Lupus. Does it cause arthritis-like finger deformities over time?

Lupus. Does it cause arthritis-like finger deformities over time?

Not really.: Lupus can cause joint pain. If you have lupus, you more likely have another arthritis problem more common than sle ...Read more

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Finger joint swelling, is this psoriasis?

Finger joint swelling, is this psoriasis?

Psoriatic arthritis : Typically shows up as distal arthritis with the structure of the joint being very compromised and irregular. We often referred to it as a saw tooth pattern in the joint. When the whole finger is swollen it is more likely a inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis associate it with finger swelling it's call dactylitis ...Read more

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Can my finger have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Can my finger have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Very unlikely: A single finger is unlikely to be on the basis of ra. See a rheumatologist to be certain. ...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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Does visible swelling in the fingers always accompany rheumatoid arthritis?

Does visible swelling in the fingers always accompany rheumatoid arthritis?

Most people with RA: Joint swelling of the fingers is seen early in the course of RA in the majority of patients. The knuckles are tender to the touch and there is soft tissue swelling around the knuckles causing limited motion and stiffness. This can progess to puffy swelling of the whole hand. Warm compresses and simple hand exercises can reduce swelling. Isotoner gloves worn overnight reduce swelling. ...Read more

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Is wrist pain a symptom rheumatoid arthritis?

Is wrist pain a symptom rheumatoid arthritis?

Wrist pain: Rheumatoid arthritis can indeed cause joint pain in the wrist. However, there are many causes of wrist pain: osteoarthritis (degenerative wear-and-tear arthritis), tendinitis, bony abnormalities (keinbock's disease, scaphoid stress fracture), carpal tunnel syndrome, cartilage abnormalities, capsulitis, intersection syndrome, dequervain's tenosynovitis, and still many others. Your doctor can help. ...Read more

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Can just a finger have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Possibly: Some children have pauciarticular arthritis. This means only 1-3 joints are affected. This may result in risk of eye changes more often than persons who have multiple joints affected. Labs and exam are needed to make a diagnosis of jra. There are also injuries that can later result in finger jt stiffness or swelling or decreased range of motion. ...Read more

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Finger joint ( interphalangeal joints) swollen what should I do?

Finger joint ( interphalangeal joints) swollen what should I do?

See your doctor: You should see your doctor to examine your hands. You might need some other tests to determine the most likely cause of the swelling and the best treatment. ...Read more

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I was diagnoised with left elbow tendonitis with degenerative joint disease. Can this cause carpal tunnel in my wrist?

I was diagnoised with left elbow tendonitis with degenerative joint disease.  Can this cause carpal tunnel in my wrist?

It depends.: It depends on whether your elbow tendonitis is related to you degenerative joint disease, or to tendonitis at the wrist or hand. The muscles and tendons used by the wrist and hand begin at the elbow attachments sites. If the inflammation extends into the wrists, especially along the palmar aspect, then you may have symptoms of tendonitis at the radial elbow and carpal tunnel as well. ...Read more

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Severe thumb pain, not able to bend my thumb and it felt as though my joint popped out of place. No previous arthritis symptoms. Thumb injury?

 Severe thumb pain, not able to bend my thumb and it felt as though my joint popped out of place. No previous arthritis symptoms. Thumb injury?

Overuse probable: You would know is trauma occurred, if not overuse or gripping something too tightly, which is much more common than joints moving. See ortho doc, PMR to evaluate and diagnose, then treatment can resolve it. ...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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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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Dr. Walter Husar
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Rheumatism (Definition)

"rheumatism" is an older term, not used much today. Most people are referring to pain and swelling in the joints when they use this term. People may mean something different when they use this term in contrast to when they refer ...Read more


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