How do you treat finger joint stiffness?

Therapy. Depending upon the cause of the stiffness, you might need to see an occupational therapist. They work with problems of the hand. You might have a trigger finger, arthritis, dupuytren's contracture or joint inflammation. See a board certified orthopedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment.

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Why do I have joint stiffness in the middle knuckle of each finger?

See below. Cannot say for sure without a physical exam but osteoarthritis of the fingers typically will affect the middle and end knuckles of the fingers. Rheumatoid arthritis can too but more often it affects the first of the three knuckles of the hands called the mcp joints. Your doctor should be able to figure it out and devise a treatment for you. Read more...
Psoriatic Arthritis? If you are young and have big, sore, or inflammed middle joints of your digits: 2-5, you are more likely to have psoritic arthritis particularly if your large knuckes are not involved. If you are over 50, the DJD of the hands is more likely. If you think you have ra, then have your dr. Get a ccp antibody. It should be positive. If you or a family member has psoriasis, all bets are off on ra! Read more...

Why do I have joint stiffness in the middle knuckle of index finger?

Sprain/trigger/OA. Middle knuckle stiffness can be due to many problems, such as trigger finger, pip joint sprain or arthritis. Ice and anti-inflammatory medications are a good starting point for treatment. If your symptoms persist, go see an orthopaedic hand surgeon. Read more...
Stiff PIP. 1. Arthritis is a common cause of stiffness of these joints 2. Often a trigger finger will give the feeling that this joint is sore and stiff 3 often the two problems arise in the same finger each exacerbating the other. Read more...