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Do I have a joint problem in my fingers, pain and swelling?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Yes

Pain and swelling of finger joints signifies arthritis but there many types.
The best would be to have your primary care physician examine you to see if it is degenerative as in osteoarthritis or inflammatory as in rheumatoid arthritis. Other possibilities exist. An early diagnosis is crucial if it is rheumatoid arthritis as there are many available treatments.

In brief: Yes

Pain and swelling of finger joints signifies arthritis but there many types.
The best would be to have your primary care physician examine you to see if it is degenerative as in osteoarthritis or inflammatory as in rheumatoid arthritis. Other possibilities exist. An early diagnosis is crucial if it is rheumatoid arthritis as there are many available treatments.
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