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Why do my fingers cramp and lock?

Why do my fingers cramp and lock?

Trigger finger: This could be a trigger finger. See an orthopedist or hand specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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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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Why do my ring fingers lock forward when grasping?

Why do my ring fingers lock forward when grasping?

Trigger finger: It sounds like you have trigger fingers. A nodule may be trapping your fingers in the locked position. I recommend you visit a hand surgeon. He or she will treat you with NSAIDs or injections that will help eliminate the problem. Surgery may also be an option depending on your history. Good luck. http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00024 ...Read more

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Why do my elbow joints click during push-ups?

Why do my elbow joints click during push-ups?

Elbow click: This can be a normal finding due to the lining of the elbow joint (capsule). As long as there is no pain or swelling nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Why do my joints crack? (Specifically my knee and foot)

Why do my joints crack? (Specifically my knee and foot)

Normal joint: Some individuals have joints that "crack" and is usually an inherited trait. It is usually a normal and benign condition that results from Nitrogen dissoved in the joint fluid (called synovial fluid) suddenly escaping with pressure developing within the joint with normal motion. With rapid escape of Nitrogen, you can hear a popping or cracking sound. ...Read more

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My fingers are swollen, and my wrist hurts whenever i move my fingers. Do you think its brockenwear them for?

My fingers are swollen, and my wrist hurts whenever i move my fingers. Do you think its brockenwear them for?

Possibly: You should see your regular doctor for a full workup. When we think of swelling it is most important to rule out a fracture. You may also have rheumatoid arthritis which is another common cause of swollen fingers. ...Read more

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How to figure out why i can't stop cracking my joints (fingers, thumbs, wrists, elbows..)?

How to figure out why i can't stop cracking my joints (fingers, thumbs, wrists, elbows..)?

Bad Habit.: You get used to it, hard to live without it. If you survive not doing it for 21 days by focusing on doing something else, you might be able to break the bad habit. Stretching might be a healthy habit to replace it with. ...Read more

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Why are my fingers, toes and joints swelling? It hurts.

Why are my fingers, toes and joints swelling? It hurts.

I would advise: A consult with a rheumatologist. This type of doctor specializes in these types of conditions. ...Read more

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Why does all my joints hurt from my toes to my shoulders?

Why does all my joints hurt from my toes to my shoulders?

You may have : A rheumatological disorder and should see a rheumatologist for work up. ...Read more

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Why do I have knuckle pain in pinky finger?

Why do I have knuckle pain in pinky finger?

Arthritis?: Joint pain most commonly is from arthritis. You can also have pain around the joint at the base of your finger from a tendonitis. ...Read more

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Why does my pinky finger painfully lock whenever i bend it?

Why does my pinky finger painfully lock whenever i bend it?

?Trigger finger: Several things can cause painful triggering of a finger. The most common is a so called, "trigger" finger where your flexor tendon enlarges and can no longer slide smoothly through a tunnel at the base of your finger. Less common is a snapping extensor tendon or ligament. Try splinting the finger straight for a few weeks, if this does not help get it checked out. ...Read more

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Why do my joints by my hips crack when i walk?

Why do my joints by my hips crack when i walk?

Arthritis or : Snapping hip syndrome (also referred to as coxa saltans, iliopsoas tendinitis, or dancer's hip) is a medical condition characterized by a snapping sensation felt when the hip is flexed and extended. This may be accompanied by an audible snapping or popping noise and pain or discomfort. Pain often decreases with rest and diminished activity. ...Read more

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Why do my shoulder keep cracking?

Why do my shoulder keep cracking?

Cracking Shoulder: Painless snapping and cracking and popping in the Shoulder is not an uncommon thing with active people. If this causes repetitive pain or discomfort go see a Orthopaedic Shoulder Specialist so that X-rays and a proper exam can be performed. Many times therapy, an injection, and NSAIDS can be a simple solution for shoulder pain. Hope this helps. Take care. Joe Wilson. ...Read more

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Why do my pinky toes curl under when i walk?

Hereditary: Often, curled toes are hereditary. Other causes can be improper shoes and foot instability causing the toes to "clench" the floor. I wouldn't be concerned if they don't hurt, other than making good shoe choices. If you are having pain, see a podiatrist for treatment options. ...Read more

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