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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?

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

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Dr. Mark Ciaglia
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Finger Stiffness (Definition)

Finger stiffness is a clinical finding in which there is decreased range of motion or difficult range of motion in a finger joint. This can occur due to arthritis, ...Read more


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How likely is it that I have RA if blood tests were negative? I have stiff fingers in the morning similar to tigger fingers.

How likely is it that I have RA if blood tests were negative?  I have stiff fingers in the morning similar to tigger fingers.

Clinical diagnosis: Morning stiffness is classic for rheumatoid arthritis and can be seen in a variety of other illnesses. Rheumatoid arthritis is diagnosed based on clinical criteria of which labs are a major component. If both your rheumatoid factor and apca are normal, your physician is thinking of other possible causes -- another joint disease, fibromyalgia, deconditioning, or even cold climate. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I have stiff fingers in the morning or when hand at rest?

Why do I have stiff fingers in the morning or when hand at rest?

Many causes: Several problems can cause hand swelling and stiff fingers. Most commonly it is attributed to arthritis. As we age we slowly wear away the cartridge of our joints. The body responds by sending fluid to the area to attempt to cushion the opposing bones. This results in the swelling and stiffness. Check with a hand surgeon and get some x-rays of your hands. ...Read more

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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?

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

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45M. Husband wakes up with a few stiff fingers each morning just on 1 hand . Hot water makes it better. Guitar player. Arthritis ?

45M. Husband wakes up with a few stiff fingers each morning just on 1 hand . Hot water makes it better. Guitar player.  Arthritis ?

Probably: However, do not worry. These symptoms may be a transient flare of osteoarthritis and fade without treatment. It could also be tendinitis. If symptoms persist more than a few months or if symptoms worsen, have him see a doctor. ...Read more

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Stiff finger joints in the morning , right hand finger finger has trigger action gets easier after getting up not painful but discomforting?

Stiff finger joints in the morning  , right hand finger finger has trigger action   gets easier after getting up   not painful but discomforting?

Osteoarthritis: I assume you must be above 50 years of age. There is more tendency to develop Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Joint Disease as we age. Stiffness in the hand joints are common symptoms. will get better with movement within 30 min. Apply warm water And you described the classic decryption of Trigger finger. Ortho. can help you if this is very annoying to you. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more