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Dr. Barry Klein Dr. Klein
Podiatry
36 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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I am 22 and experiencing joint pain in fingers, toes, and back. Stiff fingers every morning. Shooting pain in toes. What is the cause?

I am 22 and experiencing joint pain in fingers, toes, and back. Stiff fingers every morning. Shooting pain in toes. What is the cause?

There could be many: Arthritis (inflammatory type), infection (viral), back issues. You should see your physicain for complete work-up including some blood test.

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Dr. Mark Ciaglia
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Finger Stiffness (Definition)

Common after a fracture. Proper splint position is essential as poor positioning can increase siffness and prolong recovery. Hand therapy earlier than later often is a very worthwhile investment of time and resources even if you don't think you need it. ...Read more


Dr. Diane Brzezinski Dr. Brzezinski
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
University Rene Descartes (Paris V) U.F.R. of Medicine Cochin-Port Royal
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I'm suffering from finger stiffness whenever I try to use tools/utensils. What should I do?

I'm suffering from finger stiffness whenever I try to use tools/utensils. What should I do?

Try aleve (naproxen) or advil: Try some Aleve (naproxen) or advil for a couple of weeks and see if it gets better. If not, then you may need a blood test to determine why.

Dr. Toni Lin Dr. Lin
Surgery - Hand Surgery
years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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What causes finger stiffness and painthat last all day?

What causes finger stiffness and painthat last all day?

Maybe trigger finger: It's hard to tell without knowing exactly where the pain is, but trigger fingers or arthritis cause what you are describing. See a hand surgeon who can examine you and get x-rays. Good luck!

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint Dr. Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
31 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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What is the definition or description of: Finger stiffness?

What is the definition or description of: Finger stiffness?

Finger stiffness is: Common after a fracture. Proper splint position is essential as poor positioning can increase siffness and prolong recovery. Hand therapy earlier than later often is a very worthwhile investment of time and resources even if you don't think you need it. To avoid later issues.

Dr. Mark Ciaglia Dr. Ciaglia
Surgery - Hand Surgery
13 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What are some exercises that'll relieve my finger stiffness?

Passive stretch: Finger stiffness is generally associated with increased fluid of the joints or tendons. By stretching the fingers slightly beyond their normal range of motion the tendons get stretched and the ligaments of the joints give a little. This produces relief.

Dr. Elliot Duboys Dr. Duboys
Surgery - Plastics
40 years in practice
Free University of Brussels Faculty of Medicine
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What can cause elbow pain and finger stiffness?

What can cause elbow pain and finger stiffness?

???: That's like asking what type of animals inhabit the earth. Lots more details have to be provided to give an honest answer. How old are you, have you had any trauma, were x-rays done, etc. (the list goes on).

Dr. David Tuckman Dr. Tuckman
Surgery - Hand Surgery
19 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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Finger stiffness after splint removal -- what do I do?

Move the finger: If you have a lot of stiffness I usually recommend a course of occupational therapy. You can do excersies on your own to get your finger moving. Just make a tight fist and squeeze then try and bring your fingers all the way straight.

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Dr. Diane Brzezinski Dr. Brzezinski
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
University Rene Descartes (Paris V) U.F.R. of Medicine Cochin-Port Royal
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Dr. Douglas Mund Dr. Mund
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
42 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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My doctor says my sister has finger stiffness, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

Sense of tightness o: Stiffness in the fingers can be due to many different problems as there are many structures in the fingers. It might be due to joint disease or arthritis, tendonitis, tightness in the skin or other problems. It is important to determine where the problem exists to begin to determine the cause of the sensation of stiffness.

Dr. David Tuckman Dr. Tuckman
Surgery - Hand Surgery
19 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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Is it possible for a blood clot to cause finger stiffness?

Is it possible for a blood clot to cause finger stiffness?

Yes: If you get a blood clot in the arm that causes swelling in the whole arm, this can cause stiffness in the fingers. I have never seen a blood clot in the finger.

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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I'm having finger stiffness from possible blood clot, please help?

I'm having finger stiffness from possible blood clot, please help?

Needs evaluation: A blood clot does not sound responsible. Are you taking about an embolus? If that is the case, a detailed evaluation is needed to determine the cause.

Dr. Mark Ciaglia Dr. Ciaglia
Surgery - Hand Surgery
13 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What can cause finger stiffness and elbow/shoulder pain and weakness?

What can cause finger stiffness and elbow/shoulder pain and weakness?

Many things: Cervical impingement of a nerve that sends signals to the muscles of the arm and hand can cause these problems. If they persist, I would recommend seeing a specialist. Sometimes a solid therapy program will help.

Dr. M Felix Freshwater Dr. Freshwater
Surgery - Hand Surgery
45 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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Constant. Finger stiffness pain 6yrs both. Hands. Retired.58 hobby reading. Healthy need lose 20 lbs?

Constant. Finger stiffness pain 6yrs both. Hands. Retired.58 hobby reading. Healthy need lose 20 lbs?

Not if your sane: There is no short answer. We need to know the type of pain e.g. Burning, electric, stabbing, scraping. What makes the pain less, what makes the pain more? Can you sleep? Does the pain wake you up? Is it in the whole hands or just fingers? If so which ones?

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Dr. Bert Liang Dr. Liang
Neurology
years in practice
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I am experiencing finger pain, finger swelling, finger stiffness and finger numbness. I can't grip anything. There is also a weird lump on the side?

I am experiencing finger pain, finger swelling, finger stiffness and finger numbness. I can't grip anything. There is also a weird lump on the side?

See your physician: It is difficult to evaluate these symptoms without a thorough history and physical exam. You should be evaluated promptly in order to determine if there is something which needs to be treated right away. Please see your physician.

Dr. Girish Kalva Dr. Kalva
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
NTR University of Health Sciences, Gandhi Medical College
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Had carpal tunnel surgery done in both hands 5 months ago but still dropping things and finger stiffness.

Had carpal tunnel surgery done in both hands 5 months ago but still dropping things and finger stiffness.

Inflammation: Check for high Blood pressure, lose weight and sleep by 10 pm. STOP ALL MILK, CHEESE, DAIRY, CHICKEN AND MEAT and start eating a lot of fruits and veges. The biggest thing you can do for urself is to STOP GLUTEN Make sure your Vit D is above 40 and become a vegan....dont waste time as you are already 70 years....exercise by walking 5000-10000 steps/day

Dr. Alon Seifan Dr. Seifan
Neurology
9 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Numbness from hands to my elbow. Numbness in my shoulders. Especially when sleeping. Hand and finger stiffness. What could it be?

Arthritis: Hand and finger stiffness is commonly associated with arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis can make people more prone to nerve entrapments. Peripheral neuropathy is also something to consider. You should be evaluated by a neurologist and may also need to see a rheumatologist.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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I have palm pain, finger pain and finger stiffness connected to a finger on nondominate hand that got kicked into the joint years ago. No pain until repetitive hard gripping. Blood tests, x rays, emg, PT, no diagnosis or swelling. Worse in morning?

I have palm pain, finger pain and finger stiffness connected to a finger on nondominate hand that got kicked into the joint years ago. No pain until repetitive hard gripping. Blood tests, x rays, emg, PT, no diagnosis or swelling. Worse in morning?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. The symptoms you described are suggestive of evolving Dupuytrens contracture. You may consult this site for info: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/dupuytrens-contracture/basics/definition/con-20024378 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine

Dr. Edward Hellman Dr. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Dr. Thomas Graziano Dr. Graziano
Podiatry
35 years in practice
Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School
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I have cold toes & fingers that change colour sickness & stiffness in fingers. Am on phentermine 37.2mg for 3 year is it the phentermine makin me ill?

I have cold toes & fingers that change colour sickness & stiffness in fingers. Am on phentermine 37.2mg for 3 year is it the phentermine makin me ill?

Cold toes and finger: Your cold toes and fingers may be secondary to a condition called raynaud's phenomenon or disease. This can be a primary condition not associated with any underlying issue or it can be part of another condition. Your primary physician will work you up with blood tests to determine if your raynaud's is secondary to an underlying condition.

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Dr. Libby Putnam Dr. Putnam
Podiatry
8 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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What could be causing stiffness and pain mainly in the joints in the fingers and toes that is also affecting wrists, ankles, and knees?

What could be causing stiffness and pain mainly in the joints in the fingers and toes that is also affecting wrists, ankles, and knees?

Arthritis.: There are many different kinds. Some occur after a significant trauma to a joint, or with gradual wear-and-tear over time, but if you're having pain and swelling in multiple joints on both sides of your body, you may have an autoimmune disease, like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or psoriatic arthritis. Check with your doctor to see if blood tests need to be run for confirmation.

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more