My finger locks and is very painful. Could it be rheumatiod arthritis?

Trigger Finger. This is not the start of ra, but we have to mention RA in the later stages could do that. I believe what you are suffering from is trigger finger or tenosynvitis.

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What else other than rheumatoid arthritis could cause one extremely painful finger and three other stiff fingers in the morning. Only one hand is affected. Been tested for ra.?

Trigger finger(s) Trigger fingers and osteoarthritis commonly present with morning stiffness. Unlike arthritis, trigger fingers become stuck in flexion and may snap with movement. Triggering is due to inflammation of the tendon and tendon sheath. Oral/injectable steroids may resolve symptoms and therapy can be helpful. Sometimes surgical release of the tendon sheath is needed. See an orthopaedic hand specialist. Read more...
Osteo Arthritis or.. Osteo arthritis or "flexor tendon stenosing tenosynovitis". That's doctor talk for trigger finger. An examination and x-ray can tell which you may have. Over the counter nsaids like Ibuprofen or naproxyn with tylenol (acetaminophen) can help. Read more...

I had an arthroscopy on my knee for rheumatoid arthritis three months ago. Th eknee is still painful and swollen. Why?

Depends. Arthroscopy can only help you if you have any structural abnormality like a meniscal tear. Ra is an autoimmune that can prematurally destroy a joint. You may need some form of oral treatment for RA if you are still symptomatic. You should follow up with your rheumatologist. Read more...
Rheumatoid. Patients have arthroscopies for inflammatory diseases such as ra, but this illness can return rapidly to the joint even if the surgeon cleaned it out well. I do not think your knee should be so painful simply from the procedure since it has been 3 months, but some peolple heal slower. My suspicion is that RA is active in the knee and may require medications rather then further surgery. Read more...

It feels like I have a cramp behind my right knee quite painful but no actual cramp. I also suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.?

Baker's cyst? Arthritis of internal knee structures often leads to over-production of fluid in the knee.This is often noted as stiffness/fullness behind knee. A proper examination is necessary to determine of this is the case. Treatment could include drainage, steroid injection, etc. Other thoughts: tumor, inflamed nerves/tendons. For latter, neuroprolotherapy or prolotherapy may help.See dr for best diagnosis. Read more...

Joints at the base of my fingers aare tight, painful to vend and very red. Ciuld this be rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes. Could be RA needs medical attention for diagnosis and treatment. Do not delay seeing physician untreated RA is a relentless destructive condition with many excellent treatments. Read more...
Possibly. See fp for exam & testing for ra. Early diagnosis & treatment can help prevent deformities associated with advanced ra. Read more...

Could you tell me what happens to you if you have rheumatoid arthritis?

It depends. If you see a rheumatologist and treat the disease early in its course you can often achieve disease remission and have no significant issues. The key is to seek this care as quickly as possible. Read more...
Normal life, if. Normal life, if correct diagnosis, appropriate treatment initiated early and joint protection observed and treatment appropriately monitored. Read more...

I have been diagnosed with seronegative erosive rheumatiod arthritis could you please explain this properly to me?

Rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease which affects more women than men, and causes damage to the joints. Joints become warm, swollen, do not bend or straighten completely, and painful. Erosions are damage to the ends of bone and cartilage. You are diagnosed with damaging inflammatory arthritis, probably involving fingers, knees and wrists, but the blood test is negative. Read more...