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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


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

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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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

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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My finger joints lock ?

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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What causes my right ring finger joint to hurt ?

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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What may cause itchy skin around finger joints occasionally?

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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Please advise what is the cause of stiff and painful finger joints in the arm?

Please advise what is the cause of stiff and painful finger joints in the arm?

Thats odd...: To have painful and stiff finger joints in the arm you would have to have fingers in your arm. Did somebody with arthritis pinch your arm really hard? Please clarify. ...Read more

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