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What can cause joint swelling in the hands?

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Dr. Douglas Mund
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Many things

Joint swelling is one of the cardinal features of arthritis.
Many forms of arthritis can affect the hands from non inflammatory disease such as osteoarthritis to inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. Many other diseases may have arthritis as part of their overall presentation - like the arthritis of inflammatory bowel disease. There are many many possibilities.

In brief: Many things

Joint swelling is one of the cardinal features of arthritis.
Many forms of arthritis can affect the hands from non inflammatory disease such as osteoarthritis to inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. Many other diseases may have arthritis as part of their overall presentation - like the arthritis of inflammatory bowel disease. There are many many possibilities.
Dr. Douglas Mund
Dr. Douglas Mund
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

In brief: Arthritis

Swelling can be caused by arthritis, trauma or infection.
Please see your doctor for more information.

In brief: Arthritis

Swelling can be caused by arthritis, trauma or infection.
Please see your doctor for more information.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Multiple causes

Any of the types of arthritis can affect the hands and cause swelling.
Gout, infection and many other possibilites. Seek the opinion of your physician to differentiate.

In brief: Multiple causes

Any of the types of arthritis can affect the hands and cause swelling.
Gout, infection and many other possibilites. Seek the opinion of your physician to differentiate.
Dr. G Jason Hunt
Dr. G Jason Hunt
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