It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Arthritis Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-22-2005, 05:21 PM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 14
Autie HB User
Question fingers curling up and other Joint Problems

hello,

I'm 17 years old and been having Joint pain for 6 months now. I got moderate pain and stiffness in my finger joints, Knees, Toes, Neck, Back and Shoulders with no real swelling. I have been to the doctor a number of times about two months ago I got blood tests done which include CBC, sed rate, CRP, ANA, Rheumatoid factor and every came back normal because of this the doctor stamped me with the good old 'stress is the cause of the pain' label.

What got me really worried is that every once in a while my finger joints becomes really stiff and will curl up into a hook like shape in partically my two little fingers. With effort I can straighten them except for my little fingers that just pop back up into a hook as soon as I straight them.

Does anyone have any idea what could be wrong? Is it possible to have RA starting out with normal blood levels? Does anyone else have this problem with their fingers curl into hooks?

Last edited by Autie; 10-22-2005 at 05:23 PM.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 11-19-2005, 09:16 AM   #2
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: The middle of nowhere (Seriously.)
Posts: 10
dragonspock HB User
Re: fingers curling up and other Joint Problems

Don't worry, you're not the only one. My fingers are terribly crooked and they curl in akward ways. I have not been diagnosed with RA as of yet, though I do have a doctor's appointment on Monday.

 
Old 11-19-2005, 06:42 PM   #3
Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 333
jayboy557 HB User
Re: fingers curling up and other Joint Problems

my pinky finger curls down now all the time and the doc said it was the ulnar nerve that was being compressed. i heard that compressed nerves can cause serious problems after long term. i fear mine will cause problems later on down the road if it's not taken care of.

i wonder if this is completely true. hopefully it would take a long time before damage occurs.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
why does ulnar nerve problems make fingers curl? fingers Burns & Injuries 8 10-14-2008 04:41 AM
Blue "freckles" on the fingerprint area of my fingers??? Pianist4Life General Health 4 03-31-2008 08:37 AM
Curling my hair .. help please qwerty3 Beauty & Cosmetics 6 09-14-2007 08:36 PM
fingers moving without me moving them neckhurtin Spinal Cord Disorders 9 07-14-2007 08:34 AM
help with curling/straightenin iron!? WanderingSoul Beauty & Cosmetics 19 02-28-2007 09:33 PM
Toes curling - anyone heard of this? charliecat31 Back Problems 4 12-20-2005 12:12 PM
Mysterious inflammations in fingers laurentic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 0 04-14-2005 04:13 AM
Numbness in fingers/ hands avglenn Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 8 12-16-2004 04:18 AM
Hot Curling Irons ClearSkin4ever Hair Problems 4 12-08-2004 10:33 AM




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:18 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!