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left hand gets swollen, stiff, and fingers go numb after repeated use. rest it a few days happens again. i'm left handed
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replied March 28th, 2012
Welcome to e health forum. ‎

Arthritis of the hands most commonly presents with swelling of the hand joints, painful movements, ‎redness and reduced mobility of flexibility of the joints. ‎

The most common cause of pain and swelling in the small joints of the body can be rheumatoid arthritis or ‎osteoarthritis. Other conditions like psoriasis, infective arthritis, gout, inflammatory conditions of the ‎soft tissues (Synovitis, Flexor tendinitis, etc) can also be the cause of your symptoms.‎

For the time being, you can find relief by taking anti inflammatory medications like Advil, motrin, etc, ‎which will reduce the swelling and the pain. ‎

Other measures that may help include ‎
‎1. Alternate hot and warm compresses.
‎2. You can soak your hands in warm water and salt for about 15 to 20 minutes. You will have to repeat ‎this at least 2 to 3 times a day for best results. ‎

But for proper diagnosis and definitive treatment of the condition, you might consult with your doctor ‎for a complete physical examination and investigations including Xrays and blood tests (RF, CRP, anti ‎CCP antibody, etc). Treatment will be based on the specific cause.‎



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replied March 28th, 2012
Welcome to e health forum. ‎

Arthritis of the hands most commonly presents with swelling of the hand joints, painful movements, ‎redness and reduced mobility of flexibility of the joints. ‎

The most common cause of pain and swelling in the small joints of the body can be rheumatoid arthritis or ‎osteoarthritis. Other conditions like psoriasis, infective arthritis, gout, inflammatory conditions of the ‎soft tissues (Synovitis, Flexor tendinitis, etc) can also be the cause of your symptoms.‎

For the time being, you can find relief by taking anti inflammatory medications like Advil, motrin, etc, ‎which will reduce the swelling and the pain. ‎

Other measures that may help include ‎
‎1. Alternate hot and warm compresses.
‎2. You can soak your hands in warm water and salt for about 15 to 20 minutes. You will have to repeat ‎this at least 2 to 3 times a day for best results. ‎

But for proper diagnosis and definitive treatment of the condition, you might consult with your doctor ‎for a complete physical examination and investigations including Xrays and blood tests (RF, CRP, anti ‎CCP antibody, etc). Treatment will be based on the specific cause.‎



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