Symptoms Of Arthritis In Hands

Arthritis of the hand symptoms
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Arthritis is characterized by inflammation of 1 or more joints. Around 52 million Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis, gout, lupus, rheumatoid, and fibromyalgia (CDC). Nearly 294,000 kids under the age of 18 have been diagnosed with rheumatic conditions or arthritis. There are nearly 200 rheumatic diseases that have been classed, as some form of arthritis, with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid being the most common types.

Symptoms Of Metatarsal and Hand Arthritis

  • Metatarsal (Finger) and Interphalangeal Joint Deformities
  • Poor/Loss Joint Range of Motion
  • Edema, Redness, stiffness, and Pain at Inflamed Joint
  • Warm to Touch
  • Mucous Cysts (may appear at the finger’s end joints)
  • Grating/Grinding Noises (crepitation) can be felt and heart, when moving or rotating the affected join

Diagnosis

A complete physical exam and medical history will be required. Of course, you may have to endure a few diagnostic tests, in order to get a genuine diagnosis of arthritis.

  • X-Ray
  • ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate)
  • CRP (C-reactive protein)
  • RF (rheumatoid factor)
  • CCP (Anti-cyclic citrullined peptite)
  • ANA (antinuclear antibody)