~*~ RSD & The Stomach ~*~
Sometime's our meds. do not work . & Sometime's they upset our stomach so bad . You have to break out a heating pad & use anti - acid's . RSD can play alot on our bodies . So i,m searching to see what else we can try ...
RSD PUZZLE #34
H. Hooshmand, M.D.
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a chronic, painful, and progressive multi-system condition that affects skin, muscles, joints, nerves, and bones. CRPS usually develops in an injured limb such as a broken arm or leg, or following surgery. However, many cases of CRPS involve only a minor injury, such as a sprain and, in some cases no precipitating event can be identified to trigger RSD.
CPRS may involve a disturbance in the sympathetic nervous system; a network of nerves located alongside the spinal cord. These nerves control certain body functions such as opening and closing blood vessels or sweating (sweat glands). It usually affects the hands and feet.
Types of CRPS/RSD
There are two types of CRPS/RSD that share the same signs and symptoms.
Type 1 - without nerve injury
Type 2 (formerly called causalgia; a burning pain) - with nerve injury
Diagnosis and Treatment
Early diagnosis of reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (complex regional pain syndrome) and treatment can help reduce or prevent permanent damage. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy treatments may include:
Lumbar Sympathetic Block
Stellate Ganglion Block
Medications: alpha-blocking drugs, calcium channel blockers, local anesthetic blockers
Spinal Cord Stimulation
The principle treatment for RSD/CRPS is physical therapy. The problem is the joint or limb may be so painful that activity is limited. Further, immobilization and guarding of the limb aggravates the condition. Our approach is to administer aggressive pain control early to maximize the use of the extremity. If diagnosed early and treated aggressively, most patients improve.
To Learn More
If you are interested in an evaluation and treatment of your complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) / reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), please contact our pain management experts at The Spine and Pain Institute of New York in Manhattan, New York and Staten Island, New York. We would be happy to make an appointment for a consultation and provide additional information about other treatment options.
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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Pain Relief
Also known as RSD, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS), Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Causalgia, Sudeck’s Atrophy, and Hand-shoulder Syndrome.
Definition: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a chronic, painful, and debilitating condition, usually involving the extremities, caused by an abnormality of the sympathetic nervous system characterized by severe burning pain, swelling, discoloration, temperature changes of the skin, increased sweating, muscle and skin atrophy, frozen joints, increased hair growth, and extreme sensitivity to light touch.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Information
The nervous system may be roughly divided into two important categories: the somatic or voluntary system, and the sympathetic or involuntary system. The somatic nervous system is what is generally responsible for sensation and muscle activity, while the sympathetic system controls many of the body’s functions such as heart beat, blood flow, sweating and resting muscle tension. The sympathetic nervous system is activated involuntarily, usually in response to changes in the environment to protect us. Injuries of any type normally cause an activation of the sympathetic nervous system. These injuries may be minor such as a sprained ligament or a small cut, or may be a severe injury such as a crush injury to the extremity or a broken bone. The sympathetic nerves do not normally carry messages regarding pain. However, in certain injuries the sympathetic nerves may be recruited to augment the painful response. Normally, the sympathetic nervous system returns to normal function after the acute phase of the injury when the healing begins.
Sometimes the sympathetic nerves are not so sympathetic:
However, in rare cases, the sympathetic nervous system does not return to normal after the injury. Instead, the injury actually induces a cascade of physiological changes in the sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous activity continuously increases resulting in extreme burning pain and sensitivity, swelling, discoloration, skin temperature changes, muscle and skin atrophy, and joint stiffness. Severe muscular contractures and even deterioration of the bones may occur. This process is called reflex sympathetic dystrophy or RSD and was first identified by a physician treating soldiers after wounds to the nerves during the Civil War. The painful area may become so sensitive that even the touch of clothing or a breeze may stimulate severe pain. This sensitivity is called allodynia. While RSD may involve any area of the body, including the face, the most common areas involved are the extremities. RSD may progress like a fire. These changes usually progress frequently until the involved extremity becomes functionless.
Almost any type of injury may precipitate RSD including brain injuries such as strokes, sprains, broken bones, nerve injuries such as with carpel tunnel syndrome, minor surgeries, and some medications. RSD may even develop spontaneously, without any apparent cause. In many cases, RSD occurs as a result of damage to somatic nerves, such as in carpel tunnel syndrome. In these cases, it is often difficult to differentiate when the pain is coming from, the somatic nerves or the sympathetic nerves. In most cases, the pain is due to a combination of abnormalities in both types of nerve. For this reason, the designation of RSD has been changed to complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). RSD is now rarely used as the primary diagnosis.
RSD and CPRS Symptoms
Diagnosis of RSD is not easy:
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Treatments
There is no known cure for RSD or CRPS and the success of current treatments are dismal. The first course of treatment is aggressive physical therapy to avoid stiffness and loss of function. Sympathetic nerve blocks have also been part of the mainstays of treatments. Some newer medications have improved the outcome of RSD such as gabapentin (Neurontin), pregabalin (Lyrica), which are anticonvulsant medications, or duloxetine (Cymbalta), which is an antidepressant.
Still, the standard treatment for RSD and CRPS is still over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription narcotic and non-narcotic medications. As most patients who suffer with this type of pain soon realize, these treatments are usually not sufficient and many, especially the oral medications, are associated with serious side effects such as sedation, nausea, constipation, and even addiction. Extended use of some over-the counter (OTC) medications such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and acetaminophen may even result in stomach ulcers, kidney failure, heart failure, and liver failure. Many sufferers of pain due to RSD often search for alternative solutions to the usual over-the-counter and prescription medications.
Sudden severe pain, especially in the chest, arms, or head, or pain in any area of the body that does not resolve after a couple of weeks, should always be evaluated by a physician to be certain that other medical conditions, including heart disease, infections, or even cancer is not the underlying cause of pain.
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~*~ RSD & Leg Pain ~*~
I have has rsd for a long time , Now new thing's are popping up . My leg's or knee's are buckling under me & Wham i,m on the ground . So i decided to search this & see what myself or other's are going through ....
Crps Rsd Leg Pain Treatment Symptoms
Although there is no way to prevent restless legs syndrome, it may help to avoid caffeine, alcohol and cigarette smoking.
Treatment of restless legs syndrome depends on the severity of your symptoms. If your symptoms are mild, simply exercising, stretching or massaging your legs, or taking a hot bath may bring relief. Lifestyle changes also may help, especially following a balanced diet and avoiding caffeine, alcohol and cigarette smoking. If your restless legs syndrome is .
Restless Legs Syndrome
Prevention & Treatment
Although there is no way to prevent restless legs syndrome, it may help to avoid caffeine, alcohol and cigarette smoking.
Treatment of restless legs syndrome depends on the severity of your symptoms. If your symptoms are mild, simply exercising, stretching or massaging your legs, or taking a hot bath may bring relief. Lifestyle changes also may help, especially following a balanced diet and avoiding caffeine, alcohol and cigarette smoking. If your restless legs syndrome is linked to iron deficiency anemia, your doctor may prescribe iron.
When medication is used to treat restless legs syndrome, the following drugs are used individually or in combination:
Dopaminergic agents - These drugs usually relieve the discomfort of restless legs syndrome symptoms and improve sleep quality. They include carbidopa/levodopa (Sinemet), pramipexole (Mirapex) and ropinirole (Requip).
Benzodiazepines - These drugs are sedatives that improve sleep quality. They include clonazepam (Klonopin), temazepam (Restoril), triazolam (Halcion) and diazepam (Valium).
Opioids - These are narcotics, such as codeine (several brand names), propoxyphene (Darvon) or oxycodone (OxyContin and others), that relieve pain and suppress restless legs syndrome in people with severe, unrelenting symptoms.
Anticonvulsants - These medicines are especially useful in patients whose symptoms are painful. They include gabapentin (Neurontin), carbamazepine (Tegretol and others) and valproic acid (Depacon, Depakene, Depakote).
Others - Tramadol (Ultram), clonidine (Catapres), amantadine (Symadine, Symmetrel) and propranolol (Inderal) also may be useful to treat this condition. Tramadol is a non-opiod pain reliever that sometimes is recommended.
Many people with restless legs syndrome also have periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD), a common movement disorder that causes involuntary, periodic, jerking leg movements during sleep. The movements occur 1 to 10 times per minute. The degree of periodic limb movement and how it affects sleep is best assessed with a sleep study (polysomnogram).
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NINDS Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Information Page
Synonym(s):Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, Causalgia
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition. The key symptom of CRPS is continuous, intense pain out of proportion to the severity of the injury, which gets worse rather than better over time. CRPS most often affects one of the arms, legs, hands, or feet. Often the pain spreads to include the entire arm or leg. Typical features include dramatic changes in the color and temperature of the skin over the affected limb or body part, accompanied by intense burning pain, skin sensitivity, sweating, and swelling. Doctors aren’t sure what causes CRPS. In some cases the sympathetic nervous system plays an important role in sustaining the pain. Another theory is that CRPS is caused by a triggering of the immune response, which leads to the characteristic inflammatory symptoms of redness, warmth, and swelling in the affected area.
Is there any treatment?
Because there is no cure for CRPS, treatment is aimed at relieving painful symptoms. Doctors may prescribe topical analgesics, antidepressants, corticosteroids, and opioids to relieve pain. However, no single drug or combination of drugs has produced consistent long-lasting improvement in symptoms. Other treatments may include physical therapy, sympathetic nerve block, spinal cord stimulation, and intrathecal drug pumps to deliver opioids and local anesthetic agents via the spinal cord.
What is the prognosis?
The prognosis for CRPS varies from person to person. Spontaneous remission from symptoms occurs in certain individuals. Others can have unremitting pain and crippling, irreversible changes in spite of treatment.
What research is being done?
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and other institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) conduct research relating to CRPS in laboratories at the NIH and also support additional research through grants to major medical institutions across the country. NINDS-supported scientists are studying new approaches to treat CRPS and intervene more aggressively after traumatic injury to lower the chances of developing the disorder.
NIH Patient Recruitment for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Clinical Trials
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Complex regional pain syndrome
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), formerly reflex sympathetic dystrophy or causalgia, is a chronic systemic disease characterized by severe pain , swelling, and changes in the skin. CRPS is expected to worsen over time . It often initially affects an arm or a leg and can spread throughout the body. Recent evidence has led to the conclusion that Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a multifactorial disorder with clinical features of neurogenic inflammation , nociceptive sensitisation (which causes extreme sensitivity or allodynia ), vascular dysfunction, and maladaptive neuroplasticity, generated by an aberrant response to tissue injury. Though treatment is often unsatisfactory, if the condition is diagnosed quickly enough (within 12 weeks of the initial symptoms), multimodal therapy can cause dramatic improvement or remission of the syndrome in some patients.
CRPS is associated with dysregulation of the central nervous system and autonomic nervous system resulting in multiple functional loss, impairment and disability. The has proposed dividing CRPS into two International association for the study of pain types based on the presence of nerve lesion following the injury.
Type I, formerly known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), Sudeck's atrophy, reflex neurovascular dystrophy (RND), or algoneurodystrophy, does not have demonstrable nerve lesions. With the vast majority of patients diagnosed with CRPS being of this type, most of the literature thus refers to type I.
Type II, formerly known as causalgia, has evidence of obvious nerve damage. Type II CRPS tends towards the more painful and difficult to control aspects of CRPS; type II scores 42 out of 50 on the McGill pain scale (however there is seemingly little or no data pertaining to type I specifically here). In Type II the "cause" of the syndrome is the known or obvious injury, although the cause of the mechanisms of CRPS Type II are as unknown as the mechanisms of Type I.
CRPS has the unfortunate honour of being described as the most painful syndrome or disease, scoring highest on the McGill pain scale (42 out of a possible 50), above such events as amputation of a digit and childbirth. Lack of social awareness has inspired patients to campaign for more widespread knowledge of CRPS and lack of clinical awareness has led to the creation of support groups seeking to self-educate with the latest research.
Evidence suggests that CRPS has both physical and psychological factors. CRPS is said to cause physiological problems (rather than physiological problems causing CRPS); whilst "research does not reveal support for specific personality or psychopathology predictors of the condition" there are psychosocial factors to CRPS (such as reduced quality of life and impaired occupational function) and psychological problems (which include increased depression and anxiety) . Unsurprisingly, there overwhelming evidence of limbic system involvement. Sadly this very poor quality of life for some has led to CRPS also being called "The Suicide Disease" which has motivated appeals for greater understanding. The AFPS leaflet on CRPS and prevention of suicide is available online here.
Daily vitamin C has been shown to reduce the chance for the occurrence of CRPS after an injury, leading to calls for greater awareness, especially in the emergency room setting. In two placebo-controlled randomized clinical trials Zollinger et al. showed that patients who took 500 mg of vitimin C daily after a wrist fracture were less likely to incur the problem. The cause of CRPS is currently unknown. Precipitating factors include injury and surgery, although there are documented cases that have no demonstrable injury to the original site.
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~*~ Wrist Pain & Some Reason's Why ~*~
I know the older we get . The more Our wrist's start to bother us . Sometime's it can be something simple to something major . My surgeon told me 75 % of america walk's around with wrist pain . Sometime's surgery can help . And sometime's surgery can fix it . So here are something's that can cause wrist pain ....
What Is Wrist Pain?
Wrist pain is pain located in the wrist. It is often caused by carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Other causes include arthritis, injury, and gout.
What Are the Causes of Wrist Pain?
CTS is a common condition in which swelling in the wrist tightens around the median nerve. Swelling may occur if you:
perform repetitive tasks with your hands such as typing, drawing, writing, or sewing
are overweight, pregnant, or menopausal
have a disorder such as diabetes, arthritis, or an underactive thyroid .
How Is Wrist Pain Diagnosed?
Your doctor will give you a physical examination to diagnose wrist pain. He or she may diagnose wrist pain by:
bending your wrist forward for 60 seconds to see if numbness or tingling occurs
tapping the area over the median wrist to see if pain occurs
testing your grip
asking you about your medical history
ordering tests such as an electromyography or nerve conduction velocity
taking X-rays of your wrist
What Are the Treatments for Wrist Pain?
Treatment options for CTS may include:
wearing a wrist brace or splint to reduce swelling and ease wrist pain
applying hot or cold compresses
taking oral or injected anti-inflammatory drugs
surgery, in severe cares
If you have undergone a wrist injury, you can help healing by:
resting your wrist and keeping it elevated
placing an ice pack on the affected area to lower swelling and numb pain
taking a mild pain reliever such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen
wearing a wrist splint
Get immediate medical attention if you cannot move your wrist or if any part of your hand looks deformed. You may have broken a bone.
If you have arthritis, consider visiting a physical therapist. A physical therapist can show you some strengthening and stretching exercises for your wrist.
If you have gout, your doctor may recommend:
taking an anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen or naproxen
drinking lots of liquid to reduce the concentration of uric acid
cutting back on fat and alcohol intake
How Can I Prevent Wrist Pain?
You can help prevent wrist pain by:
using an ergonomic keyboard to keep your wrists from bending upwards
resting your hands often while typing or doing similar activities
working with an occupational therapist to stretch and strengthen your wrists
To help prevent future gout attacks, consider:
drinking more water and less alcohol
eating less liver, anchovies, and other smoked or pickled fish
eating moderate amounts of protein
taking medication, as prescribed by your doctor
where i found this info ... http://ask.healthline.com/health/wrist-pain
By Mayo Clinic Staff
Wrist pain is a common complaint. Many types of wrist pain are caused by sudden injuries that result in sprains or fractures. But wrist pain also can be caused by more long-term problems — such as repetitive stress, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Because so many factors can lead to wrist pain, diagnosing the exact cause of long-standing wrist pain sometimes can be difficult. An accurate diagnosis is crucial, however, because proper treatment depends on the cause and severity of your wrist pain.
Wrist pain may vary, depending on what's causing it. For example, osteoarthritis pain is often described as being similar to a dull toothache, while tendinitis usually causes a sharp, stabbing type of pain. The precise location of your wrist pain also can give clues to what might be causing your symptoms.
When to see a doctor
Not all wrist pain requires medical care. Minor sprains and strains, for instance, usually respond to ice, rest and over-the-counter pain medications. But if pain and swelling last longer than a few days or become worse, see your doctor. Delays in diagnosis and treatment can lead to poor healing, reduced range of motion and long-term disability.
Your wrist is a complex joint made up of eight small bones arranged in two rows between the bones in your forearm and the bones in your hand. Tough bands of ligament connect your wrist bones to each other and to your forearm bones and hand bones. Tendons attach muscles to bone. Damage to any of the parts of your wrist can cause pain and affect your ability to use your wrist and hand.
Sudden impacts. Wrist injuries often occur when you fall forward onto your outstretched hand. This can cause sprains, strains and even fractures. A scaphoid fracture involves a bone on the thumb side of the wrist. This type of fracture may not show up on X-rays immediately following the injury.
Repetitive stress. Any activity that involves repetitive wrist motion — from hitting a tennis ball or bowing a cello to driving cross-country — can inflame the tissues around joints or cause stress fractures, especially when you perform the movement for hours on end without a break. De Quervain's disease is a repetitive stress injury that causes pain at the base of the thumb.
Osteoarthritis. In general, osteoarthritis in the wrist is uncommon, usually occurring only in people who have injured that wrist in the past. Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear on the cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones. Pain that occurs at the base of the thumb may be caused by osteoarthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis. A disorder in which the body's immune system attacks its own tissues, rheumatoid arthritis is common in the wrist. If one wrist is affected, the other one usually is, too.
Other diseases and conditions
Carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome develops when there's increased pressure on the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel, a passageway in the palm side of your wrist.
Ganglion cysts. These soft tissue cysts occur most often on the top of your wrist opposite your palm. Smaller ganglion cysts seem to cause more pain than do larger ones.
Kienbock's disease. This disorder typically affects young adults and involves the progressive collapse of one of the small bones in the wrist. Kienbock's disease occurs when the blood supply to this bone is compromised.
Wrist pain can happen to anyone — whether you're very sedentary, very active or somewhere in between. But your risk may be increased by:
Sports participation. Wrist injuries are common in many sports, including bowling, golf, gymnastics, snowboarding and tennis.
Repetitive work. Almost any activity that involves your hands and wrists — even knitting and cutting hair — if performed forcefully enough and often enough can lead to disabling wrist pain.
Diseases and conditions. Your risk of developing wrist pain is increased if you have diabetes, leukemia, scleroderma, lupus or an underactive thyroid gland.
Tests and diagnosis
During the physical exam, your doctor may:
Check your wrist for points of tenderness and swelling
Ask you to move your wrist to see if your range of motion has been decreased
Assess your grip strength and forearm strength
In some cases, your doctor may suggest imaging tests, arthroscopy or nerve tests to help pinpoint the cause of your wrist pain.
X-rays. Using a small amount of radiation, simple X-rays can reveal bone fractures, as well as evidence of osteoarthritis.
Computerized tomography (CT) scan. CT scans can provide more-detailed views of the bones in your wrist. A CT scan takes X-rays from several directions and then combines them to make a two-dimensional image.
Bone scan. In a bone scan, a small amount of radioactive material is injected into your bloodstream. This makes injured parts of your bones brighter on the resulting scan images.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRIs use radio waves and a strong magnetic field to produce detailed images of your bones and soft tissues. For a wrist MRI, you may be able to insert your arm into a smaller device rather than have your entire body slide into a full-size MRI machine.
If imaging test results are inconclusive, your doctor may perform an arthroscopy, a procedure in which a pencil-sized instrument is inserted into your wrist via a small incision in your skin. The instrument contains a light and a tiny camera. Images are projected onto a television monitor.
If your doctor thinks you have carpal tunnel syndrome, he or she might order an electromyogram (EMG). This test measures the tiny electrical discharges produced in your muscles. A needle-thin electrode is inserted into the muscle, and its electrical activity is recorded when the muscle is at rest and when it's contracted. Nerve conduction tests also are performed as part of an EMG to assess if the electrical impulses are slowed in the region of the carpal tunnel.
Treatments and drugs
Treatments for wrist problems vary greatly, depending on the type, location and severity of the injury, as well as on your age and overall health.
Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) and acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), may help reduce wrist pain. Stronger pain relievers are available by prescription.
If you have a broken bone in your wrist, the pieces will need to be aligned so that it can heal properly. A cast or splint can help hold the bone fragments together while they heal.
If you have sprained or strained your wrist, you may need to wear a splint to protect the injured tendon or ligament while it heals. Splints are particularly helpful with overuse injuries caused by repetitive motions.
In some cases, surgery may be necessary. Examples include:
Severely broken bones. A surgeon may connect the fragments of bone together with metal hardware.
Carpal tunnel syndrome. If your symptoms are severe, you may need to have the tunnel cut open to relieve the pressure on the nerve.
Tendon or ligament repair. Surgery is sometimes necessary to repair tendons or ligaments that have ruptured.
where i found this info ... http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/wrist-pain/DS01003
Finger,Hand,and Wrist Problems,Noninjury
Everyone has had a minor problem with a finger, hand, or wrist. Most of the time our body movements do not cause problems, but it's not surprising that symptoms occur from everyday wear and tear or from overuse. Finger, hand, or wrist problems can also be caused by injuries or the natural process of aging.
Your fingers, hands, or wrists may burn, sting, or hurt, or feel tired, sore, stiff, numb, tingly
, hot, or cold. Maybe you can't move them as well as usual, or they are swollen. Perhaps your hands have turned a different color, such as red, pale, or blue. A lump or bump might have appeared on your wrist, palm, or fingers. Home treatment is often all that is needed to relieve your symptoms.
Finger, hand, or wrist problems may be caused by an injury. If you think an injury caused your problem, see the topic Finger , Hand , & Wrist Injuries . But there are many other causes of finger, hand, or wrist problems.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by pressure on a nerve (median nerve
) in the wrist. The symptoms include tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain of the fingers and hand.
Tendon Pain is actually a symptom of tendinosis, a series of very small tears (microtears) in the tissue in or around the tendon . In addition to pain and tenderness, common symptoms of tendon injury include decreased strength and movement in the affected area.
De Quervain's disease can occur in the hand and wrist when tendons and the tendon covering (sheath) on the thumb side of the wrist swell and become inflamed.
Repetitive motion syndrome is a term used to describe symptoms such as pain, swelling, or tenderness that occur from repeating the same motion over and over.
Writer's Cramp's develop with repeated hand or finger motion, such as writing or typing.
Trigger finger or trigger thumb is a tendon problem.
Bone, muscle, or joint problems
Dupuytren disease is an abnormal thickening of tissue beneath the skin in the palm of the hand or hands and occasionally the soles of the feet. The thickened skin and tendons (palmar fascia) may eventually limit movement or cause the fingers to bend so that they can't be straightened. See a picture of
Trigger finger or trigger thumb occurs when the flexor tendon and its sheath in a finger or thumb thicken or swell.
Ganglion cyst's are small sacs (cysts) filled with clear, jellylike fluid that often appear as bumps on the hands and wrists but can also develop on feet, ankle's , knees, or shoulders.
Problems from medical conditions
Tingling or pain in the fingers or hand (especially the left hand) may be sign's of a heart attack .
Diabete's may change how the hands normally feel or sense touch. Decreased feeling in the hands is common because of decreased blood flow to the hands or damage to nerve's of the hand
Pregnancy may cause redness, itching , swelling, numbness, or tingling that often goes away after delivery.
Osteoarthritis is the progressive breakdown of the tissue that protects and cushions joints (cartilage). It may cause stiffness and pain with movement.
Rheumatoid arthritis may cause stiffness and pain with movement. Over time, deformity of the fingers may occur.
Lupus is a long-lasting autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks normal body tissues as though they were foreign substances. It may cause joint pain .
Gout is an inflammatory joint disease that causes acute pain and swelling. It is a form of arthritis that develops when uric acid crystals form in and around the joints, commonly affecting the big toe joint.
Raynaud's Phenomenon is a condition in which some areas of the body, usually the fingers or toes, have an extreme response to cold temperature or emotional stress. During an attack of Raynaud's, the blood vessels in the affected areas tighten, severely limiting the flow of blood to the skin, causing numbness, tingling, swelling, pain, and pale color.
Infection can cause pain , redness, and swelling that occur with red streaking, heat, fever, or the drainage of pus. An infection often causes tenderness to the touch or pain with movement at the site of the infection.
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