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Normal rheumatiod blood tests, I have a lot of joint pain & stiffness in my fingers, knees, wrists, elbows, neck...What could be causing this pain?

Other arthritis? You are describing symptoms of arthritis, and not all arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis, so normal blood tests for RA don't exclude other types of arthritis. You are a little young for osteoarthritis. You might have an unusual version of lyme disease, or another type of immune-mediated arthritis. Get a referral to a rheumatologist for evaluation. Read more...
It could be . My guess with you reporting everything in the upper extremities would be osteoarthritis with cervical radiculopathy---which where you have pinched nerves that come off the spine and affect the entire length of your arms and hands. However, you will need to see a doctor to confirm. Read more...

Joint pain in my left index finger. Why?

Possible diagnoses. If the main problem is joint pain with activity and the joint is larger and feels bony, osteoarthritis is a possibility. If there is soft squishy joint swelling and morning stiffness, rheumatoid arthritis would be possible but in RA several joints are affected and usually both hands. Another possible diagnosis is simple tendinitis, usually from overuse. See your primary doc if it is not improving. Read more...
See below. Cannot really say without a physical examination. Can be arthritis, tendonitis, joint infection, gout (unusual spot), tendon injury. Physical exam should determine what it is and what should be done about it. Read more...

What will an ultra sound show around my index finger? I have joint pain there and it just hurts

See details. An ultrasound of a finger has limited usefulness. It may show inflammation or joint damage but is often no more helpful than an x ray for the finger issue. Read more...
Many things. Ultrasound is helpful to many things . It may show soft tissue swelling. Or other problems within the joint like narrowing or early erosion of bone. All without radiation exposure. In many ways it is more sensitive than standard x rays. Read more...

Joint pain in my fingers and my right index finger gets "stuck" either extended or bent. I have bi-lateral pain in several joints of my fingers. My right index gives me the most trouble. Many mornings when I wake, I can not bend the finger unless I use my

Trigger . Trigger finger or stenosing tenosynovits an inflammatory condition of the flexor tendons and their lining that has a mechanical component is the most common reason for a stuck or triggering digit. Other conditions can simulate this such as disorders of the extensor tendon mechanism where an imbalance of the tendon casues the finger to be held tightly in place and then the components of the tendon release suddenly as the joint flexes. However a "trigger finger" is a very common cause http://www.Assh.Org/public/handconditions/pages/triggerfinger.Aspx. Read more...
So . So called "trigger finger" is indeed the most likely cause. In most cases it "just happens" but occasionally there is some underlying condtion. The good news: it's readily treated so get into see someone and "get it fixed" if simple measures such as rest don't help, a properly administered cortisone shot has a high rate of success. Best of luck. Read more...