Osteoarthritis finger joints

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Avatar f tn Does anyone have Osteoarthritis in finger joints. What do you do for pain and stiffness. Also what jobs do you do, I had to quit my job of 10 years, (doctor said so) looking for a job, but not sure what to do, any ideas. Going to start physical therapy soon.
Avatar n tn I would like to please hear from anyone who has or is experiencing joint and muscle aches pre treatment. My joints fingers, knees, ankles, and muscles ache deeply, sometimes it's hard to be comfortable even to sleep. I explained this to the doc and he did some blood test to determine arthritis? That was weeks ago and he's not been very helpful. Any info or remedies would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn Erosive Osteoarthritis is it's own condition and affects a small percentage of OA patients. Inflammation is present but it is not RA or any of the other forms of arthritis traditionally associated with inflamatory arthritis. Sometimes erosive OA turns into RA so you should be monitored. Usually its effects are limited to your finger joints. If this starts to progress further, your doctor should consider changing your diagnosis.
1175033 tn?1492204828 I also have weird bone growths, on my ankle, heel, toe joints, finger joints, Im too young for all this. My sed rate always comes back normal. My genes were tested for ankylosing spondylitis marker because my dad I guess has that, but Im negative. Any insite and coping skills you could pass on would be great, I cant tolerate any anti-informatory meds due to stomach problems so that makes pain management difficult. Thanks for reading!
Avatar n tn Now 10 years later, I have it in both shoulders, and pain when I walk, in my left arch and right ankle. Once my ring finger knuckle hurt for a year. The doc said the X-Ray showed no knuckle between the finger bones. Is this a case of disappearing joints? I've tried glucosamine chondroitin and shark cartilage but I can't see any noticeable improvements. Is there any way to resolve (aside from pain killers and drugs that have unknown or risky side affects)?
Avatar f tn I have the complete ability to make my itchy finger joints in the morning appear or disappear depending on what I ate the day before! I HATE to wake up with my finger joints itching horribly until bubbles appear and some water leaks out, UGH!, but occasionally I stray from my health food diet.
Avatar m tn Started in the joint at the base of my thumbs, but now I'm noticing it in my finger joints and thumb joint. I mentioned this to my MD at my annual physical and she felt that it was probably osteoarthritis (mainly due to the fact that there was no redness around the joints). She didn't order any kind of tests to confirm this diagnosis.
Avatar n tn Hi, If you are experiencing burning sensation in finger joints only, it could be caused by Osteoarthritis. Other causes of the symptom could be Carpal tunnel syndrome, Ulnar nerve disorder, Thoracic outlet syndrome, Hand neuropathy, Peripheral neuropathy or Panic attack. Please go for MRI of the spine, arm and hand and consult a neurologist and orthopedic specialist for diagnosis and treatment. Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!
Avatar n tn If I knock on a door (normally, not hard) it feels like I just punched a cement wall. Both my ring finger knuckles have swelled to where I can not get my rings over them. It started aboutub 6 months ago and just progressively gets worse, I just noticed it happeneing in my right hand about 2 weeks ago. Any ideas what this could be?
Avatar m tn Hi, I currently have a shooting pain sent along the top of my left hand down my index finger if I rub (gently) my finger on the righthand side of my wrist. (Palm facing down) This started 2 weeks ago but there has been no change to my usual activities that might have caused this.
Avatar f tn I've also found that the osteoarthritis aggravates these horrible heberden nodes in my finger joints.
Avatar n tn Ima 42 yr old women I have had 9 positive ANA s, fibromyalgia, raynauds, joints inflamed in my hands w/ redness (finger joints turning in different directions) toes turning inward as well. Pain in many of my joints. Sever back pain.. bone fusion in lower spine(born w/ it). Bone spur in my neck. My neck has no curve, its straight as a board, they say.. thumb locks up and pops out of place (hurts omg that hurts) now my jaw has pop out, pain is unbearable.. all blood work is normal but ANA..
Avatar n tn I have had a swollen finger for months now. I went to a hand doctor who did an xray and mri of my hand and said that my index and middle fingers had "subcutaneous edema", but there was no previous injury and the joints seemed fine. I had bloodwork done which tested my ana, ra, uric acid levels, lyme disease, etc... all came back normal. I have an appointment with a rheumatologist coming up in June (that's the soonest I could get in...
Avatar m tn And after about a month,i felt redness(looking like a sting) in my right pinky's metacarpophalangeal joint.. And on my left index finger, felt the pain (without the redness but with swelling)... Now sometimes red dots like stings appear on LEFT PINKY FINGER but the pain is less as compared to the other joints..I also feel pain in toes,heels and spine(without redness but with mild swelling)..
Avatar n tn I have joint pain in all joints and numbness in both hands only little finger and next finger to it
Avatar f tn I have had pain in my right ring finger, made much worse with pressure. Lately it has gotten much worse. I saw a neurologist, who did nerve conduction studies and he said they were unremarkable. My carpal tunnel, which I had surgery was not a problem. I then went to an orthopedist that did exrays, and he said that he saw a small particle in my ring finger. He offered to remove it but could not guarantee it would relieve the pain.
Avatar m tn The swelling seems to occur from the middle to lower part of the finger making it difficult to bend my finger. Any suggestion as to causes, determining the cause and treatment? Thank you.
Avatar n tn I'm very worried they are a parasite because one is noticeably larger recently and in it getting bigger, I then looked closer at my other finger joints and found five other smaller ones. The smaller ones are all straight lines, where the one that's bigger is wavy, reminds me of a worm - which is why I thought of a parasite. Also I was in South Africa late last year, so that might be some of my worry. None are cycst like, none hurt, but they are all hard like something is under my skin.
Avatar f tn could there be a relationship? I am 58yrs old, my bone density is slightly below normal (due to taking pednisone for lengthy period because of chronic sinusitus(discontinued 5months ago).
788259 tn?1301591771 I took an anti-biotic for 3 weeks then had ultrasound to look for damages to my heart and so on but nothing was found. I now seem to be having problems with my finger joints and elbow of my left hand and I was wondering if that could be an affect from the rheumatic fever or if it may be some type of arthritis? I am also experiencing issues in my knees and have had chronic problems with my lower back and hips but nothing is ever found at the doctor. I also have had problems with circulation.
Avatar f tn Thank you for taking my question. I am a 54yr old female with osteoarthritis. I am post op two shoulder surgeries this last year, the last of which was a partial shoulder replacement. After the second surgery, my anesthesiologist told me my rt arm would not wake up from the nerve block for about 36 hrs. It took about 48 hrs before my arm regained feeling. My elbow was in excrutiating pain. My hand never woke up. EMG was done, diagnosis parsonage-turner syndrome.
Avatar m tn i fractured it at the first bendable part next to the finger nail. my doctor said it healed but it healed a little to the side. he said theres a possibility i will have arthritis 10-15 years from now. he was trying to push surgery on me. like REALLY trying to push surgery on me. now my question do a really have a high chance of developing arthritis so early? my break looks similar to this http://farm1.static.flickr.com/51/134036609_8b4f9ebd13.jpg?
Avatar n tn Hi! The uric acid is within normal range so gout is more or less ruled out. Normally C reactive protein is undetectable in blood. A level between 1-3 shows moderate risk and a level above 3 shows increased risk for heart problems, infection, inflammation, dental problem, arthritis, cancers etc. A high C-Reactive protein should be evaluated ASAP. RA factor is normal so rheumatoid is more or less ruled out. High ANA could be non-specific or may be due to an autoimmune disease.
454606 tn?1361929280 What I seem to have is a joint issue that began with my knees sub-locating in my sleep, but I am now experiencing a similar pain in my shoulders, elbows, and finger joints. I don't spend much time of the computer anymore, but the slightest thing can cause aggravation that lasts for days, even weeks, and never totally goes away. I now get help with dressing and bathing because the motion of putting on a shirt can make things worse. Can joint pain be caused by a neurological issue?
Avatar n tn Can't move good after sitting or layin down. Help! Joints in feet and ankles creek and pop. Tired of hurting. Finger swollen for a month.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar f tn Joint stiffness too. My finger joints are stiff and in pain, my jaw and head are sore, my entire spine hurts, and all the joints in my feet and ankles are sore or stiff. What could be the problems of these mysterious aches and pains?