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Doctor insights on: Why Do My Pinky Joints Lock

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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

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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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

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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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Knee joints always feel like they lock up and click. ?

Knee joints always feel like they lock up and click. ?

See below: Locking and clicking are very suggested of a torn meniscus which is a wedge of cartilage on both the inner and outer part of the knees. In certain types of tears, the torn piece can get dislodged partially when the person bends their knee and then prevents them from straightening it fully. It can also cause painful clicking. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Why does my knee joint sometimes lock up (doesn't move smoothly)?

Why does my knee joint sometimes lock up (doesn't move smoothly)?

Different reasons: The word lock up means there is mechanical reason for it, arthritis, torn cartilage, loose body in the joint, check it out.. ...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