... i am waking up with stiffness in both sides of rib cage, front and back and also in my spine. I also get stabbing pains in the rib cage. .I feel stiff and full of air during the night,i wake up because of this from the tossing from one side to the other. ... (3 replies)
... hands have same problems in the morning for about one hours severely and than throughout the day i also feel like they hard to bend and painful, stiff and swollen. ... (2 replies)
... Hi ive just joined this board as I was trying to find out the answer to the same question .
So far ive been to the specialist then last week I went to the hospital for an ultra sound scan the same thing women get for looking at a baby jelly and the likes .get the results 10 days Dr there said I didnt have osteo arthritus according to the scan ,just badly inflamed finger... (2 replies)
... I got this new job at a warehouse where i pack fruits and vegetables onto a powerjack. After about a month now, my fingers are extremely stiff. When i clench my fist, it feels as though my fingers are swollen, but they don't look swollen. ... (2 replies)
... ite a few types of arthritis and it is sometimes hard to figure out which it is. Doesn't sound like osteoarthritis though. That wouldn't usually affect all the fingers at the same time. Also just because the test came back negative doesn't mean it itsn't RA either. ... (4 replies)
... Hi DebbieZ,
You could have either Osteo Arthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis. I have and have had stiff and painful fingers and hands and wrists (among other parts). With a Rheumatologist working with you and on you, you can eventually get the correct combination of drugs and other things to help you feel and work better.
If you have not been to a rheumatologist, you... (4 replies)
... I've been waking up for the past month or so with very stiff and painful fingers. I can't even make a fist. My joints don't seem to be red or swollen but they hurt just the same. ... (4 replies)
... degrees Celcius! I should be on the beach... not at home fatigued and in so much pain. ... (34 replies)
... Thank you for your replies. I also have Multiple Sclerosis and wondering if my hand pain is caused by spasticity which is a common symptom of MS.
I had blood tests done yesterday and the RA factor and SED rate were normal. Still waiting on C-Reactive Protein levels.
Arthritis or MS or both? :eek:
Let you know the test results. Thanks again,
DebbieZ (4 replies)
... I have rheumatoid arthritis and I can not make a fist either. But I have alot of swelling, stiffness and pain. I am still working on getting the right meds that will work for me. Go see a rheumatologist to work every thing out. (4 replies)
... a pill for 4 days. He wanted to get me on it and wean me right off it to see how I responded. It helped quite a bit with the pain but I still had stiff fingers in the morning but I felt much better throughout the day. He now has me on another med called Arava for a few weeks and I should watch out for side effects. ... (5 replies)
... then all the rest of the day they are stiff and very painful.Today,I noticed on one of my hands that the knuckles are swelled up in places.What exactly is causing this? ... (3 replies)
... egative. Neurologist was baffled and sent a referral to a sensory neuro specialist. During this time I also started to develop sore joints... my 2 big toes were stiff almost every morning and my left finger joints. After about 7 months of this my symptoms started to slowly go away and were pretty much gone by December 2011. ... (3 replies)
... stiffness in your fingers in the morning. ... (238 replies)
... you are well on your way to recovery. Everyday your hand improves a bit more. The stiffness you feel in the mornings is normal, in time this will fade aswell. ... (238 replies)
... I so look forward to all of your posts! I've pretty much been resting my thumb and and finding that I'm much less achy. I'm mainly exercising my other fingers on that hand, as they are still stiff, especially in the morning. My thumb appears to be a little more flexible every day, regardless. ... (238 replies)
... Okay a little more than a year ago I had a few incidents like hitting my thumb and pinching fingers in doors. THese things I tried to remedy by immobilizing my thumb joint and trying not to move my fingers if I felt I couldn't use them. ... (3 replies)
... Sore, stiff knees in the morning. Sore at night and going up and down stairs. ... (10 replies)
... I'm sorry your visit with the doctor wasn't more conclusive. The fingers on my dominant hand used to be thicker. But now, a year after the "overnight" onset of extreme arthritis symptoms, both hands look equally thick and coarse. ... (6 replies)
... g can do wonders. She found a lot of stiff muscles in the back area which were reacting to the inflammation, and between her and the chiro I am much more mobile in the morning, and for short periods almost pain free. ... (18 replies)