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What Causes Pain And Stiffness In The Finger Joints
Systemic Process: If we are talking multiple fingers on each hand, it will likely be a systemic process. Meaning a pathology which is affecting your whole body. Such as systemic lupus, rheumatoic or psoriatic arthritis, reiter's syndrome. Psoriatic arthritis likes to affect the small joints. If otherwise than common everyday arthritis certainly, can cause "stiffness" but is usally not with "sudden onset.". ...Read more
What should I do if I am experiencing sudden onset of pain and stiffness in the joints of my fingers?
Therapy: Depending upon the cause of the stiffness, you might need to see an occupational therapist. They work with problems of the hand. You might have a trigger finger, arthritis, dupuytren's contracture or joint inflammation. See a board certified orthopedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Psoriatic Arthritis?: If you are young and have big, sore, or inflammed middle joints of your digits: 2-5, you are more likely to have psoritic arthritis particularly if your large knuckes are not involved. If you are over 50, the DJD of the hands is more likely. If you think you have ra, then have your dr. Get a ccp antibody. It should be positive. If you or a family member has psoriasis, all bets are off on ra! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After stopping Decadron (dexamethasone) tablets i experience of severe joints pain and stiffness of fingers at night?
Not surprising: Decadron (dexamethasone) is a steroid. If it is stopped too quickly then side effects like joint pain and muscle aches may occur. Also - Decadron (dexamethasone) helps reduce these symptoms so if the dose is lowered beyond a certain point you can have the original symptoms return. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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