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Why do my hands and finger joints get red, hot, swollen, sore, and tight after using my hands for about 8 hrs? It is happening more and more lately.

Why do my hands and finger joints get red, hot, swollen, sore, and tight after using my hands for about 8 hrs? It is happening more and more lately.

Finger pain: Inflammation of joints or arthritis is one possibility, but simple overuse and sprain may be the cause. Arthritis symptoms would last longer and be accompanied by joint tenderness and morning stiffness may be present. If symptoms persist consult a rheumatologist for evaluation, advice and treatment. Try to avoid activities that stress your hands. Anti-inflammatory meds like Advil help, if you can

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I have tingling in my right hand? For the last year every morning my first 2 fingers are tight/soar and now my hand is tingling. What could it be?

I have tingling in my right hand? For the last year every morning my first 2 fingers are tight/soar and now my hand is tingling. What could it be?

Tho outlet v. Carpal: In the hand may be cause by temporal compression of nerves coming from the chest through the axilla towards the hand or at wrist. Most of time is temporal compression of axillar nerve while sleeping. Otherwise needs nerve conduction studies and evaluation for compression in the thorax or arm, or carpal tunnel syndrome which affects the wrist & hand only.

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Have had tingling/numbing/tight feeling in my left hand and arm. Now my fingertips feel like they've been in water. I carry heavy trays sometimes?

Have had tingling/numbing/tight feeling in my left hand and arm. Now my fingertips feel like they've been in water. I carry heavy trays sometimes?

? carpal tunnel: Please call schedule appointment with your primary care. It may be related to irritation of nerves of hand such as described in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. There are other nerves that supplies hand that are at risk of similar entrapment. It could also be due to systemic illness such as disorders of electrolytes, immune disorder such as lupus or problems related to nerve root irritation etc.

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Neck pain arm feels heavy and tight as well as my hand shoulder sore help please?

Neck pain arm feels heavy and tight as well as my hand shoulder sore help please?

NSAID and position: This sounds like irritation to a nerve coming out of your neck. This can occur from a herniated disk or a bone spur. I suggest you take Ibuprofen at 600-800 mg per dose 3 times per day. Additionally it often helps if you try different positions with your head and arm. Tucking your chin back helps some control pain as well as having the affected arm over the head. Try traction with a therapist

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For months I've had a feeling of not getting enough air and chest tightness. When this happens I my hands get tingley. Why?

For months I've had a feeling of not getting enough air and chest tightness. When this happens I my hands get tingley. Why?

Hyperventilation: Suspect you are hyperventilating and blowing off CO2 and getting alkalosis. Go to uptodate. Com to learn more. Get back with us.

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I have recently been drinking Coffee and today I have had tight chest pains on my left hand side for a couple of seconds. Should I be worried?

I have recently been drinking Coffee and today I have had tight chest pains on my left hand side for a couple of seconds. Should I be worried?

Caution advised: It is unlikely that the chest pains are serious but anytime you have these you must be cautious and if occurs with shortness of breath, sweating, weakness, or lightheaded feeling then you should see a doctor immediately. Too much caffeine can cause symptoms and is dependent on the amount. If pains are continuing and come with exertion again should seek medical evaluation.

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Pain in both hands for a week feel a lil tight and hurts when I move them?

Pain in both hands for a week feel a lil tight and hurts when I move them?

Hand pain: One POSSIBILITY is osteoarthritis, arthritis from use/over-use. Please see you doctor. Peace and good health.

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My hands feel tight and my ribs feel tight. What could be the problem?

My hands feel tight and my ribs feel tight. What could be the problem?

Inflammation/anxiety: Stiff fingers/hands can be primarily due to rheumatoid arthritis. However, there are other possible causes which may include injury in the finger joints or peripheral neuropathy. You may also have costochondritis, when your ribs get inflamed at the junction with the breast bone. Anxiety and sometime panic attacks can cause these symptoms.

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Once a month or so the back of my right hand feels tight and stiff. It's always in the centre area too. What could cause this?

Once a month or so the back of my right hand feels tight and stiff. It's always in the centre area too. What could cause this?

Many possibilities: There are many possibilities, and a detailed history and exam may be needed to figure this out. If you are right handed and use a mouse with a computer, it is possible you have pain from repetitive stress.

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Sometimes when I wake up in the morning my right hand will feel very tight and painful so much so that I can't move it very well for awhile but not sw

Sometimes when I wake up in the morning my right hand will feel very tight and painful so much so that I can't move it very well for awhile but not sw

Arthritis.: Depending upon how long the symptoms last in the morning might be over use or a "flare" of osteoarthritis or an inflammatory arthritis. If persistent or symptoms last more than 60 minutes in the am should see your doc to consider testing and maybe Xray.

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Two yr old hands are closed tight into fists most of the day. Why would he develop this behavior? He picks up objects with closed fists, so he can eat

Two yr old hands are closed tight into fists most of the day. Why would he develop this behavior? He picks up objects with closed fists, so he can eat

Abnormal: Keeping hands closed in fists may be an indication of a problem with the nerves or muscles. This is something that you should consult a pediatrician about. The doctor can do a physical exam and determine what the next best steps are to fully evaluate the cause of your child's holding his hands in fists.

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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.

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What does it mean when my hands swell, feel tight and turn red?

What does it mean when my hands swell, feel tight and turn red?

Joint, soft tissue: There can be a lot of reasons. You could have arthritis issues. You could have neurologic issues such as carpal tunnel. You could have vascular issues. You could have endocrine issues. You need to discuss these and other possibilities with your physician and get the appropriate evaluation