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What are the common causes of hand joint pain and stiffness?

What are the common causes of hand joint pain and stiffness?

Many: Can be anything from non specific inflammation to an autoimmune disorder. While joint pain usually isn't an emergency, being able to identify its source can help you determine whether your discomfort is a sign of something more serious. Most of the time symptoms will resolve spontaneously over time. Nsaids can help. Behavior modification is also recommended. See your doctor for more in info. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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I've been diagnosed with accute ebv, can it cause ongoing foot, elbow, knee, and hand joint pain?

I've been diagnosed with accute ebv, can it cause ongoing foot, elbow, knee, and hand joint pain?

EBV: This illness is seldom if ever manifested by acute arthritis and something else is likely to be going on at the same time. Get yourself fully evaluated. Hope this clears up quickly. ...Read more

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What is the most recommended pain medication for hand joint pain?

What is the most recommended pain medication for hand joint pain?

Start with Tylenol: Persistent pain should be checked out. Overuse of tylenol type medications (acetaminophen) can cause liver and kidney problems. The typical nsaid's like ibuprofen, aleve and even occasional Aspirin can work, also. Bottom line is you need to find out what is causing the pain, so you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for hand joint pain?

What is the best medication for hand joint pain?

Nsaiids: I have found most nsaids to be helpful for these problems i would start with some advil or aleve you might require a prescription nsaid to get the best result with the least side effects. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have hand joint pain while drinking?

Is it okay to have hand joint pain while drinking?

No: Finger pain while drinking? Unlikely to be related unless you are very cold sensitive; and that might be an issue with circulation... Hopefully, you are not smoking because that could be the cause of poor circulation. ...Read more

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Is low right hand joint pain symptom of stress?

Is low right hand joint pain symptom of stress?

Low right hand joint: Pain? Not sure what is meant. Hand joint pain commonly is a symptom of arthritis, trauma, inflammation and infection . Arthritis whether it be osteoarthritis , inflammatory arthritis or gouty or pseudo gout in nature typically has pain swelling tightness as a common symptom. ...Read more

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How to get rid of hand joint pain while finishing a paper?

How to get rid of hand joint pain while finishing a paper?

Writer's cramp: This also may be a form of dystonia. It would be important to determine what is the actual cause of your hand pain. Treatments would very based upon what is causing it. ...Read more

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What is something that can cause a red rash on palms, joint pain and stiffness in the hands?

Multiple things: Red rash on palms along with joint pain and stiffness could be due to multiple disorders-you should see a rheumatologist. Keratoderma blennorrhagica, a rash on the palms and soles of the feet, is seen with reactive arthritis. This arthritis is typically associated with eye pain and pain urinating. It can be associated with HIV infection. Chlamydia can also cause rash on palm with hand arthritis. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Hand Joint (Definition)

A hand joint is a part of the body, and usually refers to the joints (connections) among the bones inside the hand, the joints between the fingers/thumb and the hand bones, or the joints between the hand ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Joint pain is a clinical finding in which a joint (where two bones meet) is painful to move. This can occur with arthritis, crystal build up in joints, ...Read more