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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

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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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?

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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Can you have an rsi with stiffness in fingers but no pain?

Can you have an rsi with stiffness in fingers but no pain?

What is RSI?: Are you referring to rsd? If so, pain is typically a prominent feature of this often very difficult to treat problem ie much better to avoid than have to treat. ...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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Cramps and stiffness in fingers. Also have constant aches in my upper thighs. ?

Cramps and stiffness in fingers. Also have constant aches in my upper thighs. ?

Needs to be checked : Cramps and stiffness in fingers needs to be checked by your doctor or a rheumatologist to rule out Rheumatoid Arthritis.I suggest you make an Appontment to diagnose or rule out this condition so that you can be appropriately treated ...Read more

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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 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. ...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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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
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I have finger puffiness and stiffness in the morning . What should I do?

May be arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is an important cause of morning stiffness and joint swelling and pain. If you have a family history of this, you are more likely to get it. If you are otherwise healthy, you can try taking Aleve (naproxen) or motrin, though Aleve (naproxen) is safer for your heart. You also ought to be tested, because if you have this, you can benefit from meds that change the course of the disease. See your doc. ...Read more

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Right before i wake up, my fingers are stiff and painful. As the day goes on, the pain and stiffness goes away. Possible causes?

Three possibilities: It could be either rheumatoid or osteo arthritis. If the stiffness decreases in the first hour, think more osteo, if it takes a few hours, may be rheumatoid. Discuss with your physician. The third possibility, while a little less likely, is carpal tunnel syndrome. This often can first present after sleeping (flexed wrists) and as stiffness and pain in the morning. Less likely, but possible. ...Read more

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I am having stiffness in my keft ring finger, what could that be?

I am having  stiffness in my keft ring finger, what could that be?

Strain?: You could have strain/sprain ligaments or tendon, arthritis, inflammation etc.
Any injuries?
Try warm soaks and some over the counter advil(if no allergies)
go see your dr if there is no improvement.
Hope u feel better. Take care! ...Read more

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I have tightness and stiffness in my fingers and hands in the mornings?

I have tightness and stiffness in my fingers and hands in the mornings?

AM stiffness: This is a common symptom in people who have arthritis of different kinds. Impossible to say what kind without an exam. For most people the stiffness works itself out after a little while. Hot showers or baths help. Gentle opening and closing of the fingers usually helps. Can be a nuisance but usually not much can be done about it. ...Read more

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Will stiffness in broken finger ever go away?

Will stiffness in broken finger ever go away?

Yes, with time: Fractures of the fingers can result in stiffness, particularly when immobilization exceeds 3 weeks. Tendon adherence can occur or joint involvement lead to persistent stiffness or contracture. ...Read more

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3 weeks after broken finger, i'm getting some stiffness, please help?

3 weeks after broken finger, i'm getting some stiffness, please help?

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

Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more