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Doctor insights on: What Motivates Joints To Lock Up In Hands And 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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Pain in hand & finger & nuckle joints?

Pain in hand & finger & nuckle joints?

Because of the #....: Because of the number of joints involved, you need to see a rheumatologist to exclude inflammatory arthritis! talk to your pcp first! ...Read more

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What are some tips to help me pop my hand/finger joints back in?

What are some tips to help me pop my hand/finger joints back in?

Joint popping: Not sure if you are just cracking your knuckles, which you should not overdue, or you're talking about actual joint subluxation/dislocation which implies an unstable joint. This should be checked out. In certain joints like the so-called basal joint of the thumb it is not unusual for this to be "out of joint" with arthritis. But with other joints it would be very abnormal to be chronically "out". ...Read more

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My pointer and middle fingers on both hand have balls on the first joint painful?

My pointer and middle fingers on both hand have balls on the first joint  painful?

Arthritis: This is typically from osteoarthritis and are known as heberden's nodes. If you can use Ibuprofen or Naproxen otc safely (ie. No ulcers, reflux, hypertension or kidney disease) they will help with the pain. ...Read more

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Pain in the joints of the fingers in one hand that nearly brought me to tears. It lasted a couple minutes and went away. Why do you think this happened?

Pain in the joints of the fingers in one hand that nearly brought me to tears. It lasted a couple minutes and went away. Why do you think this happened?

Impossible to say: The cause of a single episode of very transient pain is difficult to determine. If it is a repetitive problem then get it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have since a few months a pain in both hands( mainly fingers) it is like the joints are pain full mainly at night ?

I have since a few months a pain in both hands( mainly fingers) it is like the joints are pain full mainly at night ?

Some arthritis: Sounds like you have some form of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is typically symmetric in both hands, worse in the morning and associated with stiffness. Osteoarthritis tends to be worse after exercise. Both forms of arthritis can cause pain at night. There are many other causes of joint pain, including various autoimmune diseases, psoriasis, and infectious diseases. ...Read more

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How fast can palpable arthritic changes to joints of the hand/fingers take place?

How fast can palpable arthritic changes to joints of the hand/fingers take place?

Different types: The wear and tear type of arthritis(osteoarthritis),which is the commonest type takes years to develop as cartilage slowly erodes. However more inflammatory types like rheumatoid, other autoimmune types or psoriatic or gouty arthritis can develop rapidly and be acute (suddenly) and then become chronic. ...Read more