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I have been having pain on my right toes, wrist, back and fingers on my right hand. What do I do? I have Fibroymalgia and arthritits

I have been having pain on my right toes, wrist, back and fingers on my right hand. What do I do? I have Fibroymalgia and arthritits

Poly arthritis: U seem to have developed arthritis in >1 joint @ the same time, a condition AKA polyarthritis. In the absence of any other Sx (especially swelling or fever), u shd rest ur joints- use them as little as possible- & if u are otherwise healthy & not taking meds, consider an NSAID like Naproxen with food. This will buy u time to see ur doctor &/or rheumatologist for diagnosis. Keep a diary. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Tiny clear itchy bumps occur on right middle finger (from mid joint to fingertip). Recently the finger tip feels a little numb.?

Tiny clear itchy bumps occur on right middle finger (from mid joint to fingertip). Recently the finger tip feels a little numb.?

Need to see this: Before any diagnosis can be made. Please schedule a virtual consultation or visit your healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I work as a auto tech. I use my hands all day and at work now and at home my right arm hurts, my middle finger will not bend like it used to, can't sleep and on my right foot mid-way by my big toe to mid toe hurts when I walk? I'm 43 years old and need to

I work as a auto tech. I use my hands all day and at work now and at home my right arm hurts, my middle finger will not bend like it used to, can't sleep and on my right foot mid-way by my big toe to mid toe hurts when I walk? I'm 43 years old and need to

Typically: Typically this is not one thing but a series of separate issues.

However you need a good general physical, bloodwork, checked for gout, diabetes, thyroid disease and general "stuff: first...Then you r physician can start to focus in on these things

for example a neuroma in your foot (a nerve inflammation between the toes) a trigger finger or post traumatic arthritic joint in your finger, , a rotator cuff issue in your right shoulder

all these things can give you these symptoms,

are you falling part, no... But welcome to 40 plus year of age

seriously though start with a regular chreck up and go from there. ...Read more

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What causes painful joints (fingers, elbows, knees) & low back pain?

What causes painful joints (fingers, elbows, knees) & low back pain?

Most commonly PsA!: Psoriatic arthritis would be most likely! But with so many., it is likely inflammatory. See a rheumatologist! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sprained middle finger?

What are the symptoms of a sprained middle finger?

Pain and swelling: Basically pain and swelling about the knuckle. It is usually wise o get an x-ray to make sure there is no underlying fracture. ...Read more

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Relief for hand arthritis.

Relief for hand arthritis.

Tylenol (acetaminophen): In a 75 year old it is important to know medical history, other meds, previous meds tried, kidney function and other variables before suggesting meds. Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be the safest bet. ...Read more

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My middle finger tip feels numb?

My middle finger tip feels numb?

Numb middle finger: It can be due to many things and more history would be helpful. Is it constant or it comes and goes? Is it triggered by something like cold exposure? Does it become white and blue when it’s numb? Some possible causes include carpal tunnel syndrome, cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve roots in the neck), peripheral neuropathy of various types (like ones due to diabetes), and raynau'ds phenomenon. ...Read more

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What causes arthritis in your hand?

What causes arthritis in your hand?

Many causes: There are many types of arthritis that can effect your hands. Some causes include, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, and lupus. If you think you may have arthritis get a evaluation so you can get the correct diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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My middle finger hurts and its swollen, how can it heal?

My middle finger hurts and its swollen, how can it heal?

NSAIDs & warm soaks: If nsaids and warm water soaks fail to improve your hand see your local hand surgeon asap. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have arthritis in your hand at 27?

How do you know if you have arthritis in your hand at 27?

It's uncommon, but..: If you've had a significant injury including a fracture - especially one that extends into the joint, say of the thumb or the bones in the wrist - there might be the beginning of arthritis development. An xray could help show if there's any arthritis there. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Swollen and pain in middle finger for a month after bowling?

Swollen and pain in middle finger for a month after bowling?

Suspect a sprain...: If it is in the middle joint of your middle finger (that was in the bowling ball,) it is probably sprained. If that is what, in fact, it is, expect it to be swollen and sore for a number of months; perhaps more than a year, so be patient...It should slowly improve. ...Read more

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Can you still get arthritis if you do hand conditioning exercises?

Can you still get arthritis if you do hand conditioning exercises?

Yes: Strengthening is an important tactic in delaying deformity, but does not replace medical rx. ...Read more

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When I grip objects pain shoots from my middle finger up to my elbow?

When I grip objects pain shoots from my middle finger up to my elbow?

Tendinitis: You may have tendinitis of the tendon of the middle finger. Try some advil (ibuprofen) or motrin. if persist may need physical therapy ...Read more

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I have bone like knots on the bottom of my middle finger. Is this dangerous?

I have bone like knots on the bottom of my middle finger. Is this dangerous?

Probably not: Usually knots on joints are just calcium deposits. However, if you are having increased joint pain or swelling or fevers or rashes, you should see a physician as it may indicate something more serious. ...Read more

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I was wondering are pains in the middle finger related to any bodily infections?

Question vague: This is unlikely to occur, but need you to clarify the issue. What specifically are you concerned with and what is the problem with your middle finger? ...Read more

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Needle type feeling on my middle finger. What can cause this uncomfortable feeling?

Needle type feeling on my middle finger. What can cause this uncomfortable feeling?

Many options: There are lots of things that can cause this. Carpal tunnel comes to mind. Could also be some other type of nerve entrapment. 'needle type' feeling normally means a nerve issue. Could be neuropathy or some other things as well. ...Read more

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Numnus with pins & needles 24/7 in middle finger, is there a cure I am 81 years old, .

Numnus with pins & needles 24/7 in middle finger, is there a cure I am 81 years old, .

One cause may be: Carpal tunnel even though usually more fingers are numb with that but often it is a sense of relative numbness one notes and the middle may be just more numb than the others. Local irritation to the tendon sheath from a trigger finger can make the finger swell and seem numb, neuropathy if it affect the hands may be noticed first in the longer middle finger. Local trauma or bruising can too. ...Read more

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What could be a reason that I woke up yesterday with complete numbness in middle finger?

What could be a reason that I woke up yesterday with complete numbness in middle finger?

Carpal tunnel? `: If the symptoms persist, I would suggest an
exam by an orthopedist,
you may either have a pinched nerve in your
neck (cervical radiculopathy) or in you hand
such as carpal tunnel syndrome
an exam and possibly an ncv study will help
to evaluate the etiology for the symptoms. ...Read more

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I smashed my middle finger in the car door. Should I go to the hospital to see if there's an injury?

I smashed my middle finger in the car door. Should I go to the hospital to see if there's an injury?

Extent of injury?: If you have severe pain, decreased range of motion, uncontrolled bleeding, or deformity those would be reasons to be evaluated. If you are doubt about having a fracture it would be best to be evaluated. If there is a break to the skin and you have not had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years - that should be repeated. ...Read more

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A co-worker woke up tbis morning and her middle finger was swollen and very painful, could this be gout?

A co-worker woke up tbis morning and her middle finger was swollen and very painful, could this be gout?

Swollen finger: Gout could certainly be a cause of acute painful red swelling around any joint, and is one of the more common causes of acute pain and swelling in a finger joint. Other causes to consider are infection. Sometimes a bacterial germ can get in under the skin through just the slightest nick in the skin. This is the most serious concern. And, of course, trauma or a sprain can do this. ...Read more

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My low bottom part of my middle finger hurts? Could it be dupuytrens? Is that supposed to cause some hurting?

My low bottom part of my middle finger hurts? Could it be dupuytrens? Is that supposed to cause some hurting?

No: Dupuytren's contracture is rarely associated with pain or acute injury. The disease is related to a proliferation of collagen tissue in the palm. Your symptoms sound more like an early trigger finger or a joint sprain. Ice and anti-inflammatory medications are a good way to begin treatment. If the symptoms persist see an orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What should be done if a 65 year old woman was bitten by her cat on the dorsal aspect of the right middle finger?

Go see your doctor: Regardless of age (both biter & bitee), a (pet) cat bite needs medical evaluation, especially when close to joints like hands & fingers. Check out http://www. Minnpost. Com/second-opinion/2014/02/cat-bites-hand-can-cause-serious-infections-mayo-study-finds. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more