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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