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What Causes Joints To Lock Up In Confides And Fingers
You should see a Doc: If this is happening frequently and if if it is painful muscle spasm, it can be due to electrolyte imbalance or Calcium related problem. I would advise you to see your doctor who can check your Blood electrolytes and calcium level and check you for anything else that could be causing you this probelm ...Read more
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.
Most commonly: "Locking" is due to a significant "internal derangement" (Torn cartilage) and an MRI is usually the next step. "Popping" may be due to a piece of loose cartilage "hanging" from a tear and "catching"BETWEEN the tibia/femur where they "meet" IN SHORT YOu NEED TO SEE AN ORTHOPEDIST. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Trigger thumb: The tendon is catching.Get a more detailed answer ›
Both hands have excuriating and is hard for me to pick up things. Pain is from the wrist to all fingers. Seems worse while sleeping. Arthritis?
What causes both hands to draw up in a claw and can't move fingers? Is it from my cervical disc herniations?
Various causes of: such type of acute cramping. May be due to electrolyte deficiencies/imbalance. Eg. not enough potassium. Some blood pressure meds can cause decrease in potassium. See your PCP. Also dehydration can cause this as well, & over use of certain muscle groups (like your wrist flexors can cause this). A cervical problem can also be considered, if this is suggested based on exam, then see spine specialist ...Read more
What causes all your fingers to suddenly start tingling and blood vessels to swell in the hands/wrist?
Small nerve damage: Blood vessels have not nothingh to do is with it. ...Read more
Often wake up with body pain/stiffness and swelling in hands and feet. Ra factor negative. I stretch and eat healthy. What could be going on?
I've had the exact same experience: Although I am decidedly not an expert in this area, I am an experienced patient with those exact symptoms. Recently i've come to believe that the problem may be one of carbohydrate overload. On december 31 i gave up carbohydrates in within the confines of that diet have eaten whatever i like. I find that most of my aches and pains have evaporated, when i'm hungry i can simply ignore it and eat when it's more convenient to prepare good foodand have lost the 20 pounds i've been attempting to lose for the past 30 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would cause your hand to cripple up and cannot straighten hand out when i try straighten the hand it causes upper pain in arm?
See details: There are literally over 2 dozen joints that function to move the hands and wrists. ...Read more
?DVT?FISTULA?: There are many potential causes for your symptoms but the venous engorgement suggests a vascular etiology. See a physician for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Overextension of 4 fingers due to cp. cant keep hand/palm straight, fingers extend out to the right. Thought to tie with band? What exercises help?
Arthritis: Morning swelling and pain of the small joints can be indicative of rheumatoid arthritis if it has been over 6 weeks and associated with fatigue. There may be another cause in your case, but it's worth a visit to your primary care physician for an exam of your joints and possibly some blood tests. ...Read more
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. ?
Trigger finger: respond to ice if it is painful and swollen in the palm. Midl heat if it is stiff and locking without swelling, massage of the palm, topical anitinflammatorires placed in the palm and gentle not forceful range of motion, How ever the clincal presentation or severity of trigger finger varies a lot i.e. they are not all the same. If one tries these and fails see a hand doctor ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
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?
Many possibilities: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common hand lumps: Include ganglion ( cyst) , foreign body, or it's inclusion cyst or epidermal inclusion cyst, benign solid tumors . Nodules from dupuytrens disease, gout or inflammatory arthritis. Malignant or metastatic disease can occur but is very rare. At times tendinitis is associated with swollen tissue that feels like a lump and nerves or blood vessels can swell talk to your pcp and/ or see a hand surgeon ...Read more
A dark bruise sometimes forms at one of my finger joints with no apparent cause. Sometimes, it's painful. It's always disconcerting. What's going on?
More details needed: To have bruise on the top of the finger must have reason, please describe it with more details? The size who long it take to go away any pain with it, have any other problems health wise. ...Read more
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