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What Causes Joints To Lock Up In Hands And Forefingers
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: That sounds like a trigger finger. I would see your doctor for a steroid injection. They work great for that indication. ...Read more
Adaptation: Regular use cause enlargement or hypertrophy of whatever extremity is being used. This is a normal response. Popping your knuckles does not cause larger joints. ...Read more
Many things: Joint swelling is one of the cardinal features of arthritis. Many forms of arthritis can affect the hands from non inflammatory disease such as osteoarthritis to inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. Many other diseases may have arthritis as part of their overall presentation - like the arthritis of inflammatory bowel disease. There are many many possibilities. ...Read more
Yes.: It is one of the many side effects. ...Read more
Thumb CMC arthritis?: One of the most common causes of pain at the base of the thumb is arthritis. Pain usually increases with pinching or opposing the thumb across the palm. An x-ray may help with diagnosis. Maybe try a splint that immobilizes the thumb for a while to see if it helps. Good luck! ...Read more
Variety: Almost any medication can cause some form of reaction. I would not hesitate to be seen and go through your medication lost to see if any changes need to be made. ...Read more
Does fibromyalg. Cause pain in the flesh since my flesh hurts if it's pressed on as well pain in joint of hand&hot sensation (head/back).I take lyrica75?
Yes, there are: "trigger points" that denote fibromyalgia but fits into a larger category of "functional somatic syndromes" or pain out of proportion to tissue damage. You must get control of mood and insomnia in a way that is geared to pain, tramadol or Cymbalta are good choices, as well as improving insomnia, especially if you clinch teeth at night look up bruxism Lyrica (pregabalin) needs to be part of a regimen. Gdluc. ...Read more
I have r.Artritis in my hands. I don't take medication because I'm afraid of the side effects? I have r.A. In my hands. My finger joints are becomming deformed. I am scared to take medication because of all the side effects they cause. Without taking drug
Not much: If you have RA, properly diagnosed by a doctor, confirmed. With blood tests, you probably need medication. Talk to a rheumatologist about your medication concerns. Natural remedies may be able to give some relief, but if you have deformities in your joints already, you need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Arthritis: The joint at the end of the finger, closest to the nail, is a common location for osteoarthrtis. As arthritis develops the joints can swell, and bone spurs form which feel like hard bumps. Diffuse swelling about the joint is typically related to inflammation. Sometimes a more localized swelling will occur which may represent a cyst. ...Read more
What would cause hard small bumps to form near or on the joints of my fingers on the palm side of my hand? They form quickly and are painful.
Typically not: Swollen joints do not typically restrict blood flow to areas beyond the swollen joint. However, symptoms of nerves being "pinched" are typical. ...Read more
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