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Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What would cause the joints in your fingers to "lock up". There is only a little pain but have to use the other hand to "pull up" the locked fingers.

Dr. Charles Rocamboli
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What would cause the joints in your fingers to "lock up". There is only a little pain but have to use the other hand to "pull up" the locked fingers.

Trigger finger: That sounds like a trigger finger. I would see your doctor for a steroid injection. They work great for that indication. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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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. Leila Wing
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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The joints of my fingers are suddenly stiff and inflamed, what could have caused this?

Dr. Leila Wing
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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The joints of my fingers are suddenly stiff and inflamed, what could have caused this?

More info?: Need more information. More questions: both hands? Any redness? Any trauma? Any history of rheumatoid arthritis? Any history of osteoarthritis? Fever? Recent respiratory or GI infection? ...Read more

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Dr. Elise Sadoun
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What causes pain in both of my middle fingers at the base up to the first joint?

Dr. Elise Sadoun
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What causes pain in both of my middle fingers at the base up to the first joint?

Maybe osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is a common cause of pain at those finger joints. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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I have constant pain in the joints of my fingers. In the morning, when it's cold, all of them tend to lock in the closed position. ?

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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I have constant pain in the joints of my fingers. In the morning, when it's cold, all of them tend to lock in the closed position. ?

Rheumatologist : Consider visiting one. Anti-inflammatory medicines such as Motrin help arthritis type pain is used with caution in those with high blood pressure, diabetes, and the elderly. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Both my index finger jurt on the distal joint of each finger. It hurts when i push. What could be the cause of the pain? Thanks

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Arthritis distal jts: Arthritis can casue this pain While early on there are no. bumps on the distal joints near the nails that are called hebreden's nodes and the ones near the pip or middle joints, bouchard's nodes., stiffness and some swelling that makes the joints feel sore and tight at times can be an early sign. Speak to your PCP about medication and diagnosis. Warm water usually better if stiff/ice if sore ...Read more

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Dr. Steve Mora
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My fingers lock up if I bend them after being straight(bend at the top joint, middle joint locks, seems to distend). What is it? How do I treat it?

Dr. Steve Mora
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My fingers lock up if I bend them after being straight(bend at the top joint, middle joint locks, seems to distend). What is it? How do I treat it?

Locking fingers: You should prob see an ortho doc for X-rays and exam. It sounds like a "Trigger Digit" (TD) however you're on the young side to have this prob. TD usually causes severe tenderness if you press hard at base of digit palm side. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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My finger joints lock ?

Dr. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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My finger joints lock ?

Trigger fingers: Locking fingers in flexion as in making a fist r due 2 flexor tendons that have some swelling ; when they pass under the pulleys that guide ur tendons during motion they pop through the pulleys ; trap them in flexion. There r treatments available so c a hand surgeon 4 evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Board Certified, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
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Can ?Cracking your fingers can cause joint damage?

Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Board Certified, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
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Not proven: There is no evidence to that effect. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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What causes my right ring finger joint to hurt ?

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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What causes my right ring finger joint to hurt ?

I just counted: There are 3 joints: closer to the hand, the next one called proximal interphalangeal joint, then there is the one near the fingernail, the distal interpharyngeal joint. Likely, arthritis is the cause of your discomfort. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
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What may cause itchy skin around finger joints occasionally?

Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
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What may cause itchy skin around finger joints occasionally?

Hand dermatitis...: ...Is common, and there are many causes - from psoriasis to allergies to fungal infection to too much exposure to soap & water or harsh chemicals. Treatment depends on the cause. It's important to find out what's causing it, in order to have a better shot at controlling it. See your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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