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What are the common causes of hand joint pain and stiffness?

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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Many

Can be anything from non specific inflammation to an autoimmune disorder. While joint pain usually isn't an emergency, being able to identify its source can help you determine whether your discomfort is a sign of something more serious.
Most of the time symptoms will resolve spontaneously over time. Nsaids can help. Behavior modification is also recommended. See your doctor for more in info.

In brief: Many

Can be anything from non specific inflammation to an autoimmune disorder. While joint pain usually isn't an emergency, being able to identify its source can help you determine whether your discomfort is a sign of something more serious.
Most of the time symptoms will resolve spontaneously over time. Nsaids can help. Behavior modification is also recommended. See your doctor for more in info.
Dr. Raymond Raven
Dr. Raymond Raven
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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management

In brief: Osteoarthritis

Most common cause is just plain old degenerative arthritis.
But alos could be an inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid. Occupational causes are also not unusual like tank truck drivers that have to open valves frequently.

In brief: Osteoarthritis

Most common cause is just plain old degenerative arthritis.
But alos could be an inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid. Occupational causes are also not unusual like tank truck drivers that have to open valves frequently.
Dr. James Marx
Dr. James Marx
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