what causes finger joints to lock up

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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

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That sounds like a trigger finger. I would see your doctor for a steroid injection. They work great for that indication.
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Dr. Peter M. Ihle answered:

My finger joints lock ?

Trigger fingers

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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.
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Dr. Martin Morell answered:

I can't bend my fingers normally because the joints closest to my fingertips lock up. why is this?

Either

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loss of cartilage and hypertrophy at joint or ligament cysts causing locking.
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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

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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.
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Cramping of finger joints and toes...cause?

Possible arthritis

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variety of conditions that can cause cramping of fingers and toes joints: Osteoarthritis, circulation, electrolyte imbalance,medications
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What may cause itchy skin around finger joints occasionally?

Hand dermatitis...

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...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.
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What could cause wollen joints, and calluses/bumps on fingers?

Many possibilities

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Joint swelling is a sign of inflammation. If chronic , it can be related to a systemic cause such as autoimmune disorders (lupus), or age-related degenerative cause (osteoarthritis). If is is self-limited, a minor injury may be the cause. Calluses are caused by chronic pressure. "Bumps" could be anything but may indicate chronic joint disease. See your physician for evaluation.
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What causes painful joints (fingers, elbows, knees) & low back pain?

Most commonly PsA!

Arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis would be most likely! But with so many., it is likely inflammatory. See a rheumatologist!
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What could cause painful, swollen finger joints, with occasional pins and needles?

Many things

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Painful and swollen finger joints can be caused by various inflammatory and non inflammatory conditions. Sometimes the cause is unknown. Swelling in the hand and wrist can also result in pins and needles due to increases pressure in the carpal tunnel. See a hand specialist for a complete evaluation.
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Dr. Leila Wing answered:

The joints of my fingers are suddenly stiff and inflamed, what could have caused this?

More info?

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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?
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