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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)

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 ...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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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 ...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 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. ...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

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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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
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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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