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Knuckle Stiffness, Pain

Knuckle Stiffness, Pain

One night recently, my index finger hurt. Sharp pain in the pip knuckle. I took my usual dose of Tylenol and went to bed. The pain woke me a few times. In the morning, the pip knuckle was quite swollen, stiff, and unable to bend.
Is this typical?

A myRAteam Member said:

Unfortunately, Yes.. Some days my knuckles hurt I cannot wear my rings and if I bang my knuckles the pain is intense. Then they settle down and don't hurt so much. Hope you find a way to ease your pain..

posted 2 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Sometimes when my finger swells, I have either overused day before or slept on it wrong, or with RA, it just happens. My remedy : I sleep with a soft splint + NSAID(advil) /tylenol. Then in am, I heat and slow ROM activity. If not better 24-48, I call my doc.
I've had 7 hand/wrist surgeries including fusion, tendon reconstruction and bone excision. I have a collection of hand and wrist devices/splints/wraps, I always look at drug stores and medical supply stores for variations.

edited, originally posted about 2 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have used it in the past on my back, foot, hands. I will give it another try

posted 2 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Left knee was done 14 months ago. Healed beautifully but still stiff. Right knee will have to wait until after my back surgery. That’ll be late summer. If I can build up some courage. Except the inflammation, that’s mot RA. It’s OA & stenosis complicated by scoliosis. Causing instability and pain and mobility issues.
Ugh.

posted about 2 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Which knee? both? I taught myself to drive with my left foot, (had 3 foot surgeries too) and also write with both hands (ruptured 4 tendons dominant hand) . When you're on a safe road with no traffic, practice braking and accelerating with left foot .

posted about 2 months ago
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