Finger joint locking up

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Hi, When I wake up in the morning sometimes my middle finger is bent over and I stuggle to move it back. When I get up I can move my finger again but it kind of clicks, like the joint is rubbing. It is not really painful but not completely painless either. This has also started to happen in my left hand too. This has been happening since the weekend. I haven't been using my hands for anyting repetitive. Has anyone had this, is it normal?
The locking progresses in severity from my index finger to my pinkie, with the pinkie finger locking the tightest. I know that trigger finger usually locks the knocking knuckles, but I've never heard of someones base knuckles locking up. Anyone else have this problem? Just as a side note, I had knee surgery a year and a half ago. My knee cap dislocated, and when I collapsed onto my knee, somehow a piece of my femur chipped off.
I think that may have been what has been slowing down the complete healing of the finger. However, my doctor also told me that it can take up to 8 months for the joint swelling to go down. So I'll just keep up with the PT and hope for the best. This finger fracture has been BY FAR much more tricky than the time I fractured a bone in my foot.
Do you experience locking, snapping, popping or catching sensation in the finger while making a fist? Warm and cold compress, rest and pain relievers may help, but it is best that you see your physician right away for assessment. Hope this helps.
My father is a retired orthopedist, and I had previously complained of elbow issues (locking elbow, tightness that doesn't allow me to open up the joint as the right elbow). He thinks I may have bone chips/spur in the elbow which might be affecting movement, and now ulnar nerve. As the itching has not become too bad, and the numbness has not returned, I have not yet seen a doctor for xrays, etc, but I may eventually.
The pain is just under and in front of the bone protrusion on the inside of my leg like right in the joint. The original injury my fot rolled up on the inside of my leg resulting in the Talus fracture. The pain has been pretty much there ever since the injury It just has different degrees of intensity. Most of the time it fells pretty good.
He was walking normally in the morning and had his breakfast then we he tried to stand up and walk he felt pain in his knee and below and had to crawl. He has no fever and there is no swelling or bruise on his leg. he can bend his knee normally. We are very worried. please tell us what to do.
I had more bend in my knee before surgery which is a bit upsetting but it is getting better, I can go up and down stairs pretty easily unless I'm carrying a big load. My weight is pretty normal so I suppose that made recovery quicker. I was very good about therapy, doing it at home twice a day and going to all recommended sessions. The pain wasn't that bad, the thing that bothered me the most was how long it took me to get back to my normal sleep patterns.
I hope your tetanus shots are up to date, it sounds like your jaw is locking up. there is a condition that can do things like that to the mussels in the face though..like Bells Palsy. hope your doc can give you better answers than i can.
I'm a wildland firefighter and I've put more miles on my knees from running and hiking with wieght both up and down hill then anyone I know. This year after a marathon I had the normal pain around 20 miles and the regular soreness aftewards. Two weeks after the marathon I did a half marathon and barely finished with a throbbing knee. From my readings it sounds like I may have both a meniscus problem and good old fashion wear and tear.
I ran 10 miles yesterday in regular tights without any tape and found 3 small bruises (finger point-sized) along the medial joint line last night. My knee is stiff and painful today underneath the knee cap where the pes anserine tendon inserts and to the inside of the knee cap (medially). I also have pain in the middle of the back of the knee, is especially sharp if I push into it.
I am still under and orthapedics care and on friday I had a flare up causing it to swell. Could the awkwardness off walking on it also of caused injury to my left knee as it is now swollen and painful. I can't make it straight. I'm due to go back to work tomorrow after workers comp for my ankle but I dont know what to do right now. Thanx for any help.
The doctor said that usually the cysts that are in my hip joint are caused by a labaral tear so he had me get a MRI Arthorgram and found out that I had a tear. I have been trying to find out some information about the surgery he said I was going to need and have found so much mixed information to recovery only being about 2 weeks to several months.
Last March I had an incident at work and jerk my right shoulder. My shoulder had a little discomfort and didn't really think anything of it. That night I woke up with severe shoulder joint pain/stiffness and half of my hand was numbing ring & pinky finger. My ring finger was also locking up (trigger finger) I had to use my other hand to snap it back. I also had pain on my traps & shoulder blade, ROM issues. I worked for a couple more days and saw my primary doctor on my day off.
If it is neurological - and my bet is that it was - it would be from tight spasm of the big masseter muscles. Generally when the joint locks up the person has some history of the joint clciking and popping and of some mechanical "thunk" preceding the locking up. I agree that TMJ dysfunction is really common, but coming out of nowhere, lasting 5 minutes and then resuming sounds more like a sudden muscle spasm. It was not tetanus.
It took him all of five minutes and I didn't even get to finish telling him what was wrong. My finger joints are stiff sometimes, from typing and my wrist is tight/stiff. When I flex, I can feel a numb pain (not numbness as in can't feel) move along the back of my hand, in the pattern of my veins. If I make a fist and move my hand, the wrist pops. Grabbing it and throwing it back to force it to pop gives temporary relief.
I am right at this minute up from the acute pain that woke me up in my right hand, numb fingers, joint pain and burning sensation in my whole hand. It is only the second night, but it hurts enough to have to get up in the middle of the night and spend hours searching the internet. The pain dissipates when I stand up.
Hi, in the context of MS, a cold is a potent stimulator of the immune system and so it often causes a flare -up of symptoms - a relapse. Yes, fasciculations are common in MS, other neurological disorders, after viruses, etc. and may be representing a relapse. You should add the cold, when it started and when these twitches began. The knee locking and bucking I have had.
Joint Pain Finger and Toe Stiffness White/Yellow looking deposits on my joints, most prevalent on my knuckles. It looks like I can see the bone through the skin and it is actually getting worse quickly. Much more cracking than usual. I am most concerned about the white/yellow deposits. Any ideas?? Thank you so very much.
Meanwhile pain has been increasing and now I have severe pain down my arm and my right thumb is locking up and I cannot bend it unless I put my arm over my head for awhile or do traction ( I do 10lb weight traction 2xd) then when I do get it to bend I am left with a trigger affect and limited use. All the while the inner shoulder under the blade is burning and aching more and more. Now I have head aches more and more. Have alway had them off and on. This is Kaiser. They are slow.
thanks for replying, ive had a think about counseling today, that the last resort, i think it would work but if i suggested that then to him he'd laugh, and if he did i would end up locking him out the house. id have no problem bringing my two kids up alone, ive managed the past five years, infact life would would be less stressful for me.
First let me say I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer at 18 in 1990.The docs said it was so bad I was born with it and it was altered from the norm, mutated.It required me to have 4 surgeries. Those surgeries removed neck muscle. I mention this as Ive been in constant spasm at least since 1994, if not longer. Ive had neck problems documented since 1994 theyve progressed and I am in constant severe pain. With development of always tingling both hands-thumb, pointer & middle finger.
5-550 as needed (up to 8/day) Lorazepam 0.5 mg as needed (up to 3x/day) Soma 350 mg as needed (up to 2/day) My endocrinologist does not believe that my primary symptoms (muscle aches, body aches, flu-like symptoms) are due to a thyroid problem. However, she has admitted that I have mild hyperthyroidism and said "it wouldn't hurt to try a low-dose of anti-thyroid medication". Possibly T3 Toxicosis, early Graves is what she said.
I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
For example, sometimes if I push on my stomach I end up with flegm climbing up my throat. I don't know what this means. I've been experiencing more gas than ever before and even the right side of my rib cage has expanded (not a doctor, just saying it in my own words.) I've experienced extreme numbness in the past where my arm would be numb and tingly or my chest especially and my face. My forehead feels very tight and the shape of my skull has changed immensely.
Day 22 Cold Turkey Tramadol ... I woke up HAPPY. I used to wake up happy all the time, before the Tramadol. Waking up happy is good. Then I tried to move. I had to use my hands and arms to get up out of bed. My body has been pushed as far as it will go. So after trying all my best tricks (aminos, coffee, food, vitamins, water) I finally stopped the struggle and called in sick for work. Tomorrow will be a busier day anyhow.
Do you experience any grinding, locking, catching, or giving way of the knee? Are there any positions that make your knee more or less comfortable? What is the quality of your pain (sharp, shooting, dull, etc.)? Have you tried anything to help the pain and, if yes, has that been successful? Have you ever had surgery on your knee? Do you have any hip or ankle pain? Keep me informed. Bye.
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