Finger joint knots

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Avatar_f_tn 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.
Avatar_f_tn 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.
Avatar_f_tn 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.
Avatar_n_tn 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.
798555_tn?1292791151 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.
667923_tn?1421466324 Wonder if anyone could tell me what is wrong here? Got severe joint/muscle pain all over and it wasn't so bad, until I got a deep tissue massage. Had it done because suffering with Lyme disease and wanted to get a Raindrop Treatment done, to get some relief, BUT it has ONLY intensified the pain!! So much, that I literally can't move now and feel I was injured in some way...by the message. :/ This massage was over 45 days ago, but can still feel where she dug her elbow into my back.
Avatar_f_tn Interferron and riboviron treatment for 2 years in 1999-2001 and now have no cartilage in my shoulders and have chronic joint pain. I need bilateral shoulder and hip replacements and have acute lower spine pain which causes bilateral sciatica. It seems strange all my joints are breaking down at once. At 55 years old, my Dr's comment I am young to need joint replacements. My Doctors don't seem to know what has caused this condition and one said it was probably congenital???
Avatar_m_tn 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.
Avatar_f_tn 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).
1493284_tn?1294879312 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.
Avatar_f_tn 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.
Avatar_f_tn 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!
Avatar_m_tn 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.
Avatar_n_tn 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.
Avatar_m_tn 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 .
Avatar_n_tn 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.
Avatar_n_tn 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?
667923_tn?1421466324 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...
Avatar_n_tn 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?
Avatar_n_tn 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?
Avatar_n_tn 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?
Avatar_n_tn 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?
Avatar_n_tn 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.
667923_tn?1421466324 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.
Avatar_n_tn 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
Avatar_n_tn 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.
1475492_tn?1332887767 The other day my index finger just started juming up and down. It lasted for about an hour and then quit. I get eye and lip twitches that will last for days. I also have spasms in my lower back and on the right side of my neck. If I use my hands too much I get terrible writers cramps. I too can bend my thumb to my wrist...
Avatar_n_tn 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.