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Doctor insights on: What Causes Joints To Lock Up In Hands And Forefingers

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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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What can cause blue hand joints?

What can cause blue hand joints?

Raynaud's: Disease or syndrome is one entity that can do this. This is more common in cold weather it is a vasospasm of the small blood vessles of the digits. ...Read more

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What causes random sharp pains in hand joints?

What causes random sharp pains in hand joints?

See below: These are symtoms that need to be evaluated thoroughly your physician. He/she will be able to discuss his/her findings and suggest a plan. ...Read more

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Why does regular use cause larger joints in your hands?

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

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What can cause joint swelling in the hands?

What can cause joint swelling in the hands?

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

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What could cause sudden joint pain and swelling in my hands?

What could cause sudden joint pain and swelling in my hands?

Inflammatory disease: If no injury occurred, then any inflammatory disease could cause this, such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or a flare of osteoarthritis. Additionally some metabolic diseases such as diabetes or hypothyroid can lead to a similar picture. ...Read more

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What can cause the joint that connects my thumb to my hand to hurt?

What can cause the joint that connects my thumb to my hand to hurt?

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

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Hello docs! Can you tell me what could cause joint stiffness in my hands?

Arthritis: Classically, rheumatoid arthritis presents w/ stiffness in the finger joints, and sometimes pain, in the morning esp. See a rheumatologist for evaluation and " rheumatoid profile" lab work-up. Good luck! ...Read more

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Fingers both hands itch like crazy with swelling at joints. What are possible causes?

Fingers both hands itch like crazy with swelling at joints. What are possible causes?

Multiple causes:: Allergies, chemicals, stress, tension, anxiety, alcoholism, rug abuse, depression, drug-drug interaction just for starters. ...Read more

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What could cause pain from the joint of your thumb to the wrist. It is hard to move and don't have a lot of flexibility. It is in both hands.

Arthritis: This is a common area where osteoarthritis develops after wear and tear and I see it more in women than men. Less common would be tendonitis or chronic sprain from certain activities. If you can tolerate meds like Ibuprofen it may help. ...Read more

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Ideas? What medications can cause joint pain in hands?

Ideas? What medications can cause joint pain in hands?

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

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My hand joint hurts and I can't make a fist. What can cause this?

My hand joint hurts and I can't make a fist. What can cause this?

Long list...: In a 34 year old there is a long list of possibilities from the common like tendinitis and carpal tunnel and joint swelling form overuse to the less common inflammatory arthropathies or arthitis.

Best way to determine is by evaluation by health professional -. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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What could be the cause of pain at the joint of the index finger and the joints of the hand?

What could be the cause of pain at the joint of the index finger and the joints of the hand?

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

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What are the common causes of hand joint pain and stiffness?

Osteoarthritis: Most common cause is just plain old degenerative arthritis.But alos could be an inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid. Occupational causes are also not unusual like tank truck drivers that have to open valves frequently. ...Read more

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Can swollen elbow or wrist joints cause restricted blood flow to the hands?

Can swollen elbow or wrist joints cause restricted blood flow to the hands?

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