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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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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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In the past month i've developed bony growths on 3 of my finger/knuckles & 1 of my thumbs. I have a lot of overall joint pain but this is new. Ideas?

In the past month  i've developed bony growths on 3 of my finger/knuckles & 1 of my thumbs. I have a lot of overall joint pain but this is new. Ideas?

That rapid a growth?: Osteoarthritis would not hit that quickly in an asymmetric fashion. Ii also bet you had pain as the bone enlarged. The only major bone forming arthritis is psoriatic arthritis. See your rheumatologist. If you or relatives have had psoriasis, it's the best bet! ...Read more

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Red knuckles along with pain and mild swelling in index and middle fingers. Both hands. Joint pain in shoulders, knees, and feet with no redness.

Red knuckles along with pain and mild swelling in index and middle fingers. Both hands. Joint pain in shoulders, knees, and feet with no redness.

Possible Rheumatoid : What you are describing are symptoms of an inflammatory arthritis. The most common form for your age would be rheumatoid arthritis. You should see your primary care doctor or a rheumatologist for an evaluation, definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Red knuckles along with pain and mild swelling in index and middle finger in both hands, along with feet, knee, and shoulder joint pain on both sides.

Red knuckles along with pain and mild swelling in index and middle finger in both hands, along with feet, knee, and shoulder joint pain on both sides.

Hard to diagnose : Without more history and physical exam, but would recommend you see your physician, have a thorough history and physical and discuss possibility of rheumatoid arthritis. This could be many things, but i would start there. I would also consider asking about infectious causes, such as viral illnesses or lymes disease. Best of luck and i hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can cause finger/joint pain?

What can cause finger/joint pain?

Finger pain: Tendinitis ( trigger finger) , arthrritis, gout, infalmmatory arthrtiis, sprain or ligament injury, nerve injury, tendon, circulation issues, fracture, joint injury name a tissue type and it can be affected. ...Read more

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What causes long term finger/joint pain?

Rheumatoid arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis is a common cause, but many other causes, e.g. Osteo-arthitis, gout, scleroderma, raynauds etc. ...Read more

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I have joint pain on fingers after playing the piano. Can't move. Never happened before. Should I see a doc? Pain goes away after break. What is cause

I have joint pain on fingers after playing the piano. Can't move. Never happened before. Should I see a doc? Pain goes away after break. What is cause

Playing the piano: Hi Maria: Piano can look effortless but improper hand, and arm position can be associated with hand and arm pain. The common injuries include tendon swelling. It is best to have a careful joint examination from your doctor who can then narrow down the likely cause of your pain. Best regards, Nisha ...Read more

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What are the causes of finger joint pain and swelling/redness?

A lot of things: This could be from an infection, inflammation or an injury. I would recommend you see a hand surgeon for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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I am 22 and experiencing joint pain in fingers, toes, and back. Stiff fingers every morning. Shooting pain in toes. What is the cause?

I am 22 and experiencing joint pain in fingers, toes, and back. Stiff fingers every morning. Shooting pain in toes. What is the cause?

There could be many: Arthritis (inflammatory type), infection (viral), back issues. You should see your physicain for complete work-up including some blood test. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Joint Pain (Definition)

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