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

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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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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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Moderate to severe pain in 2nd and 3rd posterior MCP joints on dominant hand. Pain worse with adduction and extension of fingers. Cause?

Recommendations : Need to know more about your condition, like swelling or redness, history of trauma or overuse your hand professionally, history of involvement other joint before and so on. But anyway try now Motrin or Advil 400mg 3-4 times a day and some joint cream and rest for your hand./fingers for 2 weeks. Hope it will be better. ...Read more

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My right hand thumb middle part above top joint is swollen just like the index finger(same part of finger) before few months, what should i do?

Agree: Sounds like tendon swelling above the joint.Differential diagnosis trauma,dactylitis swelling of tendon which can occur with sarcoid or psoriasis.Infection or even a foreign object like a plant thorn can also cause pain.Now that this has been going on for a while I would check it out .So that you can be "all thumbs". ...Read more

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My right index finger is swollen and painful at the joint closest to the palm. I had cut  that area about a month prior but it healed. Other hand ok.

My right index finger is swollen and painful at the joint closest to the palm. I had cut  that area about a month prior but it healed. Other hand ok.

Go see doc: It sounds like you have an infection and need to be on antibiotics. They can evaluate and see if this is correct or if there is something else wrong. You don't want to wait for this to get worse. ...Read more