Finger joint knots

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I have hard knots on both sides of 1st joint on several fingers. they are there always but sometimes get bigger and hurt so bad I can't hold a pen o write or even bend the 1st joints. Rhuem dr said this is OA. Does anyone know if it will get worse or spread to other fingers? I do not take meds for OA due to medical conditions I have I can't take anti-inflamatories or advil, motrin, etc. Dr is not interested in discussing OA only fibro and I need answers. Thank you.
However it should be in your distal most joint of the middle finger.If the proximal joint of the finger is involved, early rheumatoid arthritis can be a third possibility (and age is not a criteria in this one). A generalized body ache can be related to whether change also (especially when cold climate is present).So i would suggest you to take some NSAID's and wait.If it subsides,no need to see a specialist.However if the same persists, orthopaedician advice will be required. Regards.
I've had random, debilitating joint pain for about 6 months. I'm fine during the day (usually) but come evening it settles in. It may be a thumb, a knee, the inside of an ankle, etc... Some nights I can barely walk thru my house! Come morning I'm usually fine, too. I've been tested for arthritis, came back negative. I have spinal stenosis and high cholesterol (I'm only 31!) Any suggestions so I can point my DR in a direction when I can finally afford to go again would be greatly appreciated.
Of course, I've had the usual side effects (dryness, depression, lethargy.) My main problem now is severe joint pain. I lift weights 5x per week. I don't want to stop working out, but my right elbow and both shoulders are killing me! Has anyone had experience with this and can you recommend medicine or treatment for the joint pain? I employ high intensity training (low reps, hight weight) but can change my lifting to lighter weight, with higher weights. But I can not stop lifting.
Many do not realize that what they think is joint pain may not be caused from within the joint, unless there is physical joint damage or Rheumatoid. Referred pain simply means pain felt in a different area from its true origin. Knee, ankle and shoulder pain is usually from tight muscles (nearby or far) pulling on a joint, so that's where you feel it. Loosening the muscle (if it wont stretch) via acupressure or trigger point release can relieve joint and muscle pain.
Hi, For nearly three days now I have been suffering with what feels like a stiff shoulder, and when I move my arm in certain positions and tearing pain through my armpit, which is nothing short of extreme pain. Prior to getting this I had been experiencing muscular knots in my shoulders and back (by the shoulder blades) and since having this I have noticed its tender to the touch on my pectoral muscle on that side.
I am back and forth to the ER and family practice only to hear I have anxiety and acid reflux. I often get knots in my right chest and then heavy feelings of pressure and tightness. I have a hard time swallowing at times as well. Recently the pains have been traveling to my left foot area and on last week I woke up, my left middle finger was swollen ( I will say that finger was broken 3years back in the exact spot of the swelling but I've not had one problem with it since then).
Spasticity cause the muscles to stay contracted, like "Make a muscle." In my leg and hand, it is like knots. This is a common cause for curling fingers and cramping hands. I can understand the muscles being seeming larger, so I guess it could be possible for the flexor and extensor tendons over and under the finger joints to swell (tendonitis.) If you have actual joint swelling with fluid in the joints, I'd see my PCP.
These pain areas in the shoulder can include multiple knots up to 3 finger widths, that you can rub out, but return, then one day they are all gone. If it is in the joint area of the thumb and wrist, it can effect the tendons, feels like someone is twisting your wrist upon certain movements.
easier said than done. Large palm and hand heel style...NO FINGER TIPS! Fibro is sensitive to finger massage...you need a broader base massage...reaching the nerves surrounding the muscles is the main objective with fibro. Hope this helps a little. Keep me posted Jess!
Thank you for all your responses, it is really appreciated. All have valid points. The thing that my mind doesn't comprehend is like what Mollyrae said about "No pain is normal" ;D. To me, having pain IS normal. I have to agree with the fact that everyone has a different experience in terms of pain. My dad, for example, goes for dental work without having any sedation... but then again, he had had his lungs collapse on him and reinflated without any anheasthetic.
I am still having many physical problems including joint pain, sleeplessness, headaches, muscle spasms, gastritis, constipation and brain fog. Is anyone else still having multiple problems? I was 1a/b with a relatively low viral load and no damage to my liver. I decided to treat due to my age, 55 at the time and because I had no serious medical problems at the time. I don't know if I would make the same decision today.
my lower extremities and feet are scarred from all the rash events , looks like brown spots , my ankles look worse . if i touch any part of the skin at bone surface its painful , i get knots that show up on my skin . fatiuge is terrible i wake uo at 6 im exhausted by 1200 . daily nausea .my bp has been elevated since 2010 now on bp meds, i hurt so bad my bp will rise occasionaly too 170 / 110 .
They don't come on the palmar surface of my fingers, just the sides and tops... and never on the back of the hand, only just to the joint where the finger meets the hand (MCP joint). They measure between ~2mm and ~8mm in size (usually 3-4mm), are red and slightly raised, and aren't filled with fluid. Clumping around the joints is more likely than on the shaft of the phalanges. They're painful (well... uncomfortable) to touch or rub, and usually disappear within a couple of weeks.
Along with the bulging disc I started to experience a numbing sensation that runs down my right arem into my pinkey finger and the one next to it. Test EEG test were ran and came back negative. I was told since there was minimum buldging with my disc, that were proably not the reason for the tingle sensation that I experience. I was also told that the neck pain that I endure is due to soft tissue injury and not the four bulging disc. How can this be?
and I am wondering if it could be the same thing. I am so much like her. I have ganglion cysts on each wrist, knots that come up here and there...that hurtttt!! I had one last night come up in my NECK! It was bad. I have found that if, I rub some Moxibustion on that area...that the pain is easier to deal with. I wish, I knew what caused those knots. They really hurt and I get them in my biceps too...just like someone "frogs" me. I get little knots all along my temples...
Along with the bulging disc I started to experience a numbing sensation that runs down my right arem into my pinkey finger and the one next to it. Test EEG test were ran and came back negative. I was told since there was minimum buldging with my disc, that were proably not the reason for the tingle sensation that I experience. I was also told that the neck pain that I endure is due to soft tissue injury and not the four bulging disc. How can this be?
Along with the bulging disc I started to experience a numbing sensation that runs down my right arem into my pinkey finger and the one next to it. Test EEG test were ran and came back negative. I was told since there was minimum buldging with my disc, that were proably not the reason for the tingle sensation that I experience. I was also told that the neck pain that I endure is due to soft tissue injury and not the four bulging disc. How can this be?
Along with the bulging disc I started to experience a numbing sensation that runs down my right arem into my pinkey finger and the one next to it. Test EEG test were ran and came back negative. I was told since there was minimum buldging with my disc, that were proably not the reason for the tingle sensation that I experience. I was also told that the neck pain that I endure is due to soft tissue injury and not the four bulging disc. How can this be?
Along with the bulging disc I started to experience a numbing sensation that runs down my right arem into my pinkey finger and the one next to it. Test EEG test were ran and came back negative. I was told since there was minimum buldging with my disc, that were proably not the reason for the tingle sensation that I experience. I was also told that the neck pain that I endure is due to soft tissue injury and not the four bulging disc. How can this be?
when in fact, it is the sacroiliac joint that becomes misaligned. These gliding joints are found in the pelvis and their function is to allow for movement and flexibility of the spine. When these gliding joints (facet joints) are affected by repeated trauma from excessive strenuous athletic activities, heredity, weakened or de-conditioned muscles, and the inevitable aging process, low back, buttock and/or leg pain is commonly experienced. I hope this was somewhat helpful to you.
My head seems to bobble some, but I have been having this strange symptom, where my finger will just jerk. If i am on the computer, I can't stop it, it will do it on its own. Another words, if I don't want to click..it clicks anyway. I have burning, numbness and pins and needles.I really believe that I do have something serious, which is causing neurological deficits, somewhere in my Central Nervous system or something.
I also have similar symptoms-Feb,01 I received neck injury (whiplash) during altercation at working breaking up a fight tried PT helped minimal neck constantly stiff and sore with stabbing pain constantly upon turning head and on Oct, 01 developed dizziness, numbness & tingling little finger aching down shoulder, feeling faint but never did actually pass out, bloodpressure would go up and down, have pressure which builds in back of head then mild headache radiates over head and these dizzy
I experienced floaters, pain in the right knuckle of my pinkie finger and numbness in some fingers of both hands while lying down. In late August, I had blurred vision lasting one day. I went to an Opthamologist and my family physician ordered a stress test, MRI of brain, Carotid test and Sono of heart. All came back OK. In Oct, I experienced back pain for no reason in the thorasic area. My doctor sent me to a physical thyrapist for my upper back problem.
The high level chronic pain radiates across my left shoulder,down the left arm to the end of the left index finger, with numbness on the underside of that finger and mildly to a small part of the left thumb. I am a surviver of three surgeries at my L4-L5, L5-S1 only AFTER ALL of the various modalities of rehab therapies offered at "world class" Pain Clinics did not solve the low back problem.
I have read most of Travell and Simons Trigger Point medical text (2 volumes, a ton if info on each muscle) One thing I took notice of in there, is that viruses are a perpetuating factor to trigger points (muscle knots). Muscle knots can actually be the cause of pain in those with arthritis and disc herniations rather than those causes by themselves. Some people with those don't have the pain that others do. The virus is myotoxic in nature.
When I rotate my left shoulder blade it sounds as if bones are scraping or something is crunching around. Whatever it is, it causes knots to form underneath and around the shoulder blade. Then, the muscles going up and down my spine get so tight and irritated and feel like they just need to be snapped to release the pressure. The pain/irritation is agonizing.
My left arm falls asleep at night and I get the tingling in my finger mostly The middle finger of my left hand. It goes right down the top of my finger.I tried the brace on my left hand but it didn't make a difference. I have to keep my arms more down by my sides at night. I can't raise them up and pinch my shoulders. I have to tuck a pillow a certain way to get comfortable. If I lay on the couch I get the feelings almost right away.Within minutes both my arm fall asleep.
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