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Dr. Martin Tamler
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- 17, about to become programmer - joint pain - esp. In my distal interphalangeal joints - pain worse at typing - can any stretching help? What to do?

Dr. Martin Tamler
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
28 years in practice
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- 17, about to become programmer
- joint pain
- esp. In my distal interphalangeal joints
- pain worse at typing
- can any stretching help? What to do?

Finger pain: I suggest you see either a hand specialist or rheumatologist to fully evaluate the joints. It is important to figure out exactly what is causing the joint pain at your age. This information will allow you to receive the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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What is recommended to help to fight finger joint pain from much programming and typing?

Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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What is recommended to help to fight finger joint pain from much programming and typing?

Conservative care: Start by taking breaks throughout the day, and also regularly work on gentle range of motion throughout the day. There are topical and oral anti-inflammatory medications that may help, although i would not recommend chronic use of oral anti-inflammatory meds. Consider using voice recognition technology if that is an option. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Swollen joints and pain in my hands from too much typing. Should I go to employee health?

Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Swollen joints and pain in my hands from too much typing. Should I go to employee health?

See rheumatologist: This is a problem for which subspecialty expertise is required. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What are some ways to overcome finger joint pain from much programming and typing?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What are some ways to overcome finger joint pain from much programming and typing?

See below: Rest and stretching are 2 important ways. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Ramin Ipakchi
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Pain in hand joints, they pop a lot, and hurt worse when typing, could this be RA or OA? The NSAID I'm on is not curing the pain. Thanks! :)

Dr. Ramin Ipakchi
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Pain in hand joints, they pop a lot, and hurt worse when typing, could this be RA or OA? The NSAID I'm on is not curing the pain. Thanks! :)

Could be but: Based on your age OA is not as likely but still possible. This is something that needs a physical exam. there are both neurologic and rheumatologic causes of this type of pain including RA, PA, Carpal tunnel syndrome etc. You need to see your primary care MD ...Read more

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Dr. Myron Arlen
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What is the most prevalent type of cancer of the skeletal system?

Dr. Myron Arlen
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What is the most prevalent type of cancer of the skeletal system?

Metastatic lesions: Tumors of adults that spread to the skeletal system are the ones most frequently encountered. This is seen in metastatic lung, breast and other solid tumors. Primary tumors do arise in younger individuals such as Ewing Sarcoma, Chondrosarcoma and Osteogenic Sarcoma. Other lesions such as multiple myeloma can frequently be seen as lesions involving large areas of the skeletal system. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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Can you tell me about the most common type of cancer of the skeletal system?

Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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Can you tell me about the most common type of cancer of the skeletal system?

Metastases: Cancers starting in the bone itself or cartilage are uncommon. Cancers that begin in the bone marrow and affect the bone are more common but even more common are those that come from other places like lung or breast. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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Could you tell me what is the most common type of cancer of the skeletal system?

Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
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Could you tell me what is the most common type of cancer of the skeletal system?

Metastases: When cancer involves the bones, it's most often a metastasis from another place. Prostate, lung, breast, and others love to go to the bone. You can also have bone marrow cancers like myeloma or lymphoma that ultimately affect the bone itself and most rarely, primary cancers of the skeletal system like osteosarcoma or chondrosarcoma. Those 2 are quite uncommon. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hettinger
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I have slap cheek.It has been affecting my skeleton in all major joints and spine inparticular.I have slipped a disk in lower back.

Dr. David Hettinger
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I have slap cheek.It has been affecting my skeleton in all major joints and spine inparticular.I have slipped a disk in lower back.

No connection: Slapped cheek disease commonly affects children and causes bright red cheeks. For most people, this illness is no worse than a cold. Most children do not need any treatment except for resting and allowing the body to fight the infection. Fever may be controlled with tylenol. Antibiotics will not work because slapped cheek is caused by a virus. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathryn Riordan
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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After years of having dystonia, is the skeletal system affected in any way?

Dr. Kathryn Riordan
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After years of having dystonia, is the skeletal system affected in any way?

Dystopia: Yes, dystopia does affect the skeletal system if it is severe enough to affect weight bearing exercise and normal movement there will be a decrease in bone density similar to bone loss seen in other conditions affecting normal a. ...Read more

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