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If one knuckle in my hand is hurting from arthritis, could it make the others hurt also?
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Dr. Benjamin S. Frank
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
One painful joint will not cause a cascade of other painful joints.
Keep in mind, though, that compensating for pain at one site may cause stress on other parts of your anatomy, and indirectly cause them to hurt. If one is suffering from a systemic illness that causes joint pain, like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple joints can hurt simultaneously.

In brief: No
One painful joint will not cause a cascade of other painful joints.
Keep in mind, though, that compensating for pain at one site may cause stress on other parts of your anatomy, and indirectly cause them to hurt. If one is suffering from a systemic illness that causes joint pain, like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple joints can hurt simultaneously.
Dr. Benjamin S. Frank
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Dr. Joseph Gregorace
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: OA
No. But if you have arthritis in one finger joint you might have it another joint.

In brief: OA
No. But if you have arthritis in one finger joint you might have it another joint.
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
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