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What Does Arthritis Look Like Hands Index Fingers
Ortho thinks I have inflammatory atrhritis what type would involve both elbow both wrists knees shoulders and right index finger?
Rheumatoid: Rheumatoid is most common but there are others- see a rheumatologist who can get specific blood tests to figure it out ...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
Osteoarthritistis in back and maybe my knee. My proximal finger joint of right index finger is painful x2days. Arhritis or infection more likely?
Both hands on top r excuriating mostly at night and fingers stiff and sore. Gout or arthitis. Scale 1-10 at night is a 25!
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
I have been having pain on my right toes, wrist, back and fingers on my right hand. What do I do? I have Fibroymalgia and arthritits
Poly arthritis: U seem to have developed arthritis in >1 joint @ the same time, a condition AKA polyarthritis. In the absence of any other Sx (especially swelling or fever), u shd rest ur joints- use them as little as possible- & if u are otherwise healthy & not taking meds, consider an NSAID like Naproxen with food. This will buy u time to see ur doctor &/or rheumatologist for diagnosis. Keep a diary. Good luck! ...Read more
Finger spasm fingers snap towards wrist mostly ring finger painful had blood work and xrays shows no arthrtis
Tigger finger: Possible tigger finger. See hand surgeon for opinion and treatment. ...Read more
I am 17. a week ago I was cracking my knuckles but now the cracking does whenever I make a fist. Slight pain in upper knuckle of mid finger. Athritis?
There is no disorder in your knuckles. Cracking sound on bending a joint is benign.
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Is it normal to develop pmr and psoriatic artritis at the same time? My pmr symptoms started 18 months ago, but I also had finger joint pain at that time. 6 months ago, finger pain got worse and nail.
? all PSA: You are rather young for pmr. It may be that your initial symptoms of psoriatic arthritis (psa), mimicked pmr with neck, shoulder, lower back and/or hip hip pain/stiffness. Both pmr and psa can have elevated ESR and or crp. Both can respond well to prednisone. I try to diagnose people with one disease not two if possible. ...Read more
I have 4-5 of these things by my fingertip on my index finger that look like minuscule black dots. They aren't on the fingernail. What could it be?
Best way to: Know with any accuracy is through dermatological eval. Take care. ...Read more
What does a brown recluse spider bite look like I have a bite on index finger and the skin is coming off. It burns and itches, has little ant bite type bumps
A: A brown recluse bite can have different appearances. There can be almost no signs of the bite or there can be a dark escar (scab) with surrounding white tissue (that is dead). In some cases the brown recluse's bite can be necrotoxic and cause very severe damage. It can large amounts of skin to die and can eat into the muscle as well. This type of reaction is usually associated with fever, muscle and joint pain and feeling very ill. I can not diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Brown recluses are actually very little and non-descript looking. If your skin is sloughing off your finger - do recommend that this be medically evaluated. ...Read more
My moms hands are freezing cold, and the tips of her fingers look like she's been in water, like her fingertips are shriveled up?
Having cold hands?: Keeping warm, active, don't smoke, and of course a healthy, balanced diet/exercise will help you maintain good health. Is she having cold feet too? I suspect she may have a vasospastic condition called raynaud's phenomenon. When exposed to cold, this can cause significant symptoms--color changes, pain etc. Keep warm, wear gloves. Consult doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
My right hand seems to swell and my fingers look like fat links, it doesn't hurt, im a 23 year old female and just trying to figure out how serious iti?
Serious: Enough that I would recommend you be seen. Arthritis comes to mind as the first possibility. I also highly recommend that you see a chinese medicine practitioner/acupuncturist. Herbs and acupuncture can help your body balance and heal it self. They may also have some diet recommendations that can help. ...Read more
Could be: This could be a glomus tumor. See dermatologist or hand surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
Need to be seen: You could have different problems like a bone spur, an arthritic joint which can irritate the nerve down your index finger See a provider you may need nerve conduction study or X ray or just an exam to see what is causing the problem and find a solution to it. It probably is a localized irritation of that nerve ...Read more
Chapped fingers (especially index and thumb) on both of my hands. They seem to heal and then chap again. How can I cure them?
Chapped fingers: Check your weekly schedule and see when they are worse and when they are better. As a dentist and washing my hands all day long, my thumbs and index fingers are worse on the week days and get better on the weekend. My relief came by changing soaps. I hope a thorough exam of your daily habits is adequate, otherwise seeing a dermatologist is a great and fast solution. ...Read more
Why have some of my fingernails started curving down when they grow long? This only affects my index and middle fingers on both hands.
Growth rate: If part of the nail that is closer the nailbed grows slower than the part you put polish on it will curve downward. If there is a build up of debris under the nail this might explain this. ...Read more
Small flat white single spot on side of index finger in the same area on both hands. It isn't filled with fluid and doesn't itch, or have pain. Thx?
?: Probably not a problem, but you might want to mention to doc next time you are in. ...Read more
My sister has recently had the index and middle fingers of her left hand accidently cut off (but she's right handed). Is that considered a disability?
Impairment: Your sis is impaired with the use of her left hand due to loss, of use of some fingers. Unless she was a concert pianist or violinist and used this hand for her profession, she has no, disability. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my sister has recently had the index and middle fingers of her left hand accidently cut off (but she's right handed) is that a disability?
An impairment...: ...technically. Loss of anatomy or function is considered a disability when one loses the ability to perform an activity as a result of an impairment. Many people have fingers amputated and are still able to function at or near 100%. Granted her injury sounds significant though and followup with an amputee specialist could help with all aspects of helping her return to prior functional level. ...Read more
See the picture: There are small nodes on each side of the jiont called hebreden node. ...Read more
I cut the area between my index finger and my thumb yesterday, and now the hand is cold. Why is it like that?
ALS symptoms: People with ALS have a painless, progressive weakness. It may start in the muscle between the thumb and index finger (the first dorsal interosseous muscle or FDIH). Normally, their symptoms occur throughout the body, although they can be worse in both arms, or both legs, or in the face, etc. ...Read more
I'm right-handed. Pain in middle & index fingers on that hand when I try to unscrew lids etc. Upper L sides of both fingers. Help pls! :-)?
Carpal tunnel?: The median nerve controls the feeling to the thumb, index, middle and thumb side of the ring finger. Pressure on this nerve, usually at the wrist can cause numbness in any or all of these fingers. You can try some anti-inflammatory medication and/or sleep in wrist splints. If this does not help, get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more
Multiple causes: Including carpal tunnel syndrome which is one of the most common causes of sharp shooting pains in index finger, thumb and middle finger. Beyond that, can be anything from arthritis to a neuropathy, would need more info but hope that answer points you in the right direction! ...Read more
Get an xray: Aside from seeing obvious bony deformity, the only way to prove a bone is broken is to get an xray. So if your finger is still hurting 3 months after an injury, it's time to go see your family doctor for an evaluation & appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have a pocket of swelling on top of left hand between index and middle fingers. What is it from?
Exam needed: This is something that needs to be seen to diagnose and treat. See your primary care doctor. ...Read more
I have pain in my right hand between my pinky and index finger when I woke up this morning it hasn't gone away its been about and hour now?
Strain: See if local ice or heat helps, & give it more time. Any swelling? ...Read more
Pain/discomfort when pressing on solar plexus with four fingers (index and middle, two hands) 1, 5 inches inwards press. Only when standing.
Pain solar plexus: Hello ~ STOP doing that. Everybody would have pain if you pushed a HAND into solar plexus 1 and 1/2 " down. There's no described reason for doing that. It sounds like Kung Foo! Don't do it!! thanks ...Read more