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What Does Arthritis In The Hands Feel Like
Stiffness: Is the most common complaint. Pain is usually bimodal meaning worse in the am and then later in the day. Pain should improve in the am within 30 min or so as the hands and fingers are used. If the pain and stiffness lasts longer than 30-60 min then this can be a sign of rheumatoid arthritis which is more severe and should be treated sooner than later. Discuss this with your pcp. ...Read more
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Foggy memory painful joints and muscles. Swollon feet and hands. Painful knee pain in both knees and feels tender?
Hypersensitive skin toes/feet burns/stings horrible. Cold toes seeing vascular. Not ms. Crp 10. Normal thyroid. Stiff/painful joints hands, feet not ra?
Have 2 lumps appear on my right index finger middle knuckle. I am right handed, have rheumatoid arthritis but in remission.
Rheumatoid nodules are a natural part of the illness with rheumatoid arthritis. If the disease is in remission, the nodules per se are not an issue, other than cosmetic one.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Arthritis wrist: I have arthritis in my wrist. I used it too much at work today... help please? ANS: increase the dose of your arthritis med for a few days after talking with your Dr. Heating pad may help. Tell your employer about your problem. I would discuss with your health car team and ask about work advice. ...Read more
I'm finding it difficult to hold things for a long time without my thumb hurting, could this be arthritis?
I've had really bad wrist pain for almost 2 years now and it seems to be getting worse how do I know if it cts or arthritis?
Exam & testing: Those 2 possibilities, along with other possible causes of wrist pain, can usually be sorted out by seeing your doctor for a complete history and exam, and possibly getting some additional testing such as xrays and/or ncs/emg (nerve conduction study/electromyelogram). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not likely, sorry: Basilar joint arthritis (tmc arthritis) develops from ligament damage and laxity which impairs stability. Cartilage surfaces do well under compression but not shear forces. The instability with grasp and pinch leads to cartilage breakdown and arthritis. Many patients benefit from a supporting splint. Treatment depends upon symptoms, not severity of x-ray changes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Patient sets limits: There's no diet restrictions; life's difficult enough without folks making food rules that are of little or no help. The discomfort and disability of the osteoarthritis itself will set the limit on activities. Osteoarthritis in the wrist is especially tricky as a bone may have been injured contributing to the problem. The treating rheumatologist can give you more guidance. Thanks for asking. ...Read more
Do the nail charges seen in psoriatic arthritis occur with the start of symptoms or before/after?
I'm just wondering, if you dislocate your pinky does that mean you will get arthritis in that finger?
My index finger hirts to bend or crackit. Could it be mild arthritis from cracking my fingers too much?
I have sharp shooting pains around the thumb into the wrist. Told it is a symptom of arthritis. Is that true?
Can be: Yes but it could also be the symptom of an irritated nerve. Pain with use, not at rest, points more toward a joint or tendon pain. ...Read more