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My finger joints lock ?

My finger joints lock ?

Trigger fingers: Locking fingers in flexion as in making a fist r due 2 flexor tendons that have some swelling ; when they pass under the pulleys that guide ur tendons during motion they pop through the pulleys ; trap them in flexion. There r treatments available so c a hand surgeon 4 evaluation. ...Read more

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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Hello doctors, what does it mean when your joints lock up?

Hello doctors, what does it mean when your joints lock up?

It means that there: Is something caught between the bones {forming the joint, eg femur (thigh) and leg (tibia)}. It could be a torn meniscus (cartilage) or a loose body (piece of bone/cartilage) causing acute severe pain. The joint locks in about 20-30 degrees of bend (flexion) so that one is not able to extend (straighten) the joint. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Joint locking?

What is the definition or description of: Joint locking?

Absolutely no motion: Locked joints by definition are stuck in a fixed position somewhere along the normal arc of motion from fully straight to fully bent. There are classic causes of locked joints, especially the knee. Injured cartilage (joint lining) or a torn piece of a meniscus can cause a knee to lock which can be painful and prevent normal function . ...Read more

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I have constant pain in the joints of my fingers. In the morning, when it's cold, all of them tend to lock in the closed position. ?

I have constant pain in the joints of my fingers. In the morning, when it's cold, all of them tend to lock in the closed position. ?

Rheumatologist : Consider visiting one. Anti-inflammatory medicines such as Motrin help arthritis type pain is used with caution in those with high blood pressure, diabetes, and the elderly. ...Read more

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My fingers lock up if I bend them after being straight(bend at the top joint, middle joint locks, seems to distend). What is it? How do I treat it?

My fingers lock up if I bend them after being straight(bend at the top joint, middle joint locks, seems to distend). What is it? How do I treat it?

Locking fingers: You should prob see an ortho doc for X-rays and exam. It sounds like a "Trigger Digit" (TD) however you're on the young side to have this prob. TD usually causes severe tenderness if you press hard at base of digit palm side. ...Read more

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