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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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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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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? Thanks

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?
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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 more

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Is my finger infected or is this a joint/nerve injury ? I sliced open my right index finger on left side around/up over my first joint. Dr at the ER was unsure if i had caused nerve damage but gave me 4 sutures. This was 3 days ago and my entire finger i

Is my finger infected or is this a joint/nerve injury ? I sliced open my right index finger on left side around/up over my first joint. Dr  at the ER was unsure if i had caused nerve damage but gave me 4 sutures. This was 3 days ago and my entire finger i

There : There are a number of structures that can be cut in this area, including the skin, extensor tendon, lateral bands, saggital bands, lumbrical tendon, interosseous tendon, flexor tendon, and collateral ligaments, as well as the digital nerves. A hand surgeon can evaluate each of these structures to determine if there is a functional injury. Nerve lacerations are often best repaired soon after an injury--usually within 1-2 weeks. They can be repaired later, but then are more likely to require something to bridge the gap, such as a synthetic nerve tube. Tendon lacerations are also best repaired quickly. While infections can occur, usually you would have increasing pain, redness, and drainage. ...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?

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

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A lot of pain in shoulder, hand, finger, and finger joints when I play the piano. Only right side. This never happened in the past. What is the cause?

A lot of pain in shoulder, hand, finger, and finger joints when I play the piano. Only right side. This never happened in the past. What is the cause?

Rt upper limb pain: Hello. Are you right hand dominant? Does this occur with other fine motor movements? Carpal tunnel syndrome (median nerve aggravated in your wrist) can cause all your symptoms except your shoulder. Any neck pain? Shoulder pain is most likely related to C4/5 disc level. Even your hand symptoms could be having overlap from the C5/6, C6/7 & C7/T1 discs in your neck. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes joint pain, nerve pain and swelling in fingers, hands and wrists?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes joint pain, nerve pain and swelling in fingers, hands and wrists?

I would go: To a rheumatologist near you and have them look into it for you. What to do about it depends on what it is. It's just guesses in this format without more information and an exam. ...Read more