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Old 06-06-2009, 04:56 PM   #1
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extremely stiff fingers in the morning

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. It also feels somewhat warm/hot.

The worse part is when I wake up in the morning, i can't bend my fingers whatsoever. If i try really hard, it's a little painful, but after a while i can bend them. Even so, throughout the whole day, i can feel pressure and resistance in my fingers, as if my fingers are really fat.

Also, the side of my right wrist, just under the pinky is a little painful sometimes, and cracks alot. Does it sound like i have arthritis? I really hope it's just a sprain.

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Old 06-07-2009, 03:12 AM   #2
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Re: extremely stiff fingers in the morning

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 dont know what next to do see specialist on the 20th this month

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Re: extremely stiff fingers in the morning

I will share my experience with you and I hope it may help you - at least a little...

I was dx with RA and my fingers/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.
I also have very stiff ankles and legs, if i get up in the middle of the night to go to the lady's room - I can hardly walk.
You have to discuss this with your Dr. Please, do yourself a favor, it may be serious.
I keep my hands in a hot water every morning for minutes, this helps me with brushing my teeth and washing my face, other wise it hard to do.

Best of luck to you

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