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What Causes Finger Joints To Lock Up
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 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
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
Joint pain: Although there are some chronic arthritic problems that may affect someone your age, the first thing I would think about is whether you are doing something repetitive with those fingers that is causing a chronic irritation. Over the counter anti-inflammatory medications or Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used for this. If the pain persists for more than 2-3 weeks, develop swelling and redness, see your doctor. ...Read more
I can't bend my fingers normally because the joints closest to my fingertips lock up. Why is this?
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?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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