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Right before I wake up, my fingers are stiff and painful. As the day goes on, the pain and stiffness goes away. Possible causes?

Three possibilities. It could be either rheumatoid or osteo arthritis. If the stiffness decreases in the first hour, think more osteo, if it takes a few hours, may be rheumatoid. Discuss with your physician. The third possibility, while a little less likely, is carpal tunnel syndrome. This often can first present after sleeping (flexed wrists) and as stiffness and pain in the morning. Less likely, but possible. Read more...

How come almost everyday when I wake up my fingers are stiff?

Arthritis or nerve. Usually patients who wake up with stiff fingers have some early arthritis in their joints. Sometimes the nerve in the wrist can be pinched. If you have numbness and tingling in your hands in certain positions and wake up with stiff fingers you may have carpal tunnel. Xrays or a nerve study will give you more information. Good luck! Read more...

My finger is stiff after splinting it, is it normal and is there anythingi can do to make it better?

Yes it is normal. try waem water and moving it in warm water. Can squeeze a sponge in warm water to grt it moving. If not improving see doctor. Read more...

My fingers are stiff in the morning and sometimes hard to open. Started after working construction using chipper gun alot?

Wear gloves? Hopefully you are wearing gloves to minimize the vibration wear and tear this can have on your hands. I experience similar things in my profession. Seeing a physical therapist might be a good idea, they may be able to give you excercises you can do to help keep things in check. Read more...

When I wake up in the middle of the night or the morning, my fingers are stiff and although they feel swollen, they are not swollen.

Uncle Arthur . Sounds like arthritis may be setting in. Make an appointment with one of our providers to discuss further. Read more...
Arthritis? You may have arthritis, but whether this is so, or what type of arthritis it may be, can't be determined without a history, physical and appropriate lab work and x-rays. See your doc and find out what is going on. Decrease salt in diet too. Read more...

Could use your help docs! My finger is stiff after splinting it, is it normal?

Yes.One loses. flexability and strength after immobilization.This can be overcome by regular and sustained mobilization.Start moving the finger back and forth to its limits of range of motion,careful not to cause too much pain.Ask your doc for more precise instructions or request help from a Physical Therapy consult. Read more...