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46 year old stiffness and soreness in the hand knuckles. Due to lifting weights or arthritis?

Hello, over the last year or so I have a lot of stiffness and soreness in the morning with my hands and especially knuckles, specifically my left pinky and ring finger joints; subsides during the day but really stiff and sore in the morning, I feel like I'm too young to have arthritis, I'm 46 and in good shape, could it be from lifting weights, which I have done most of my life...
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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The stiffness and soreness in the knuckles is more likely to be due to arthritis rather than due to lifting weights. This needs oral pain killers and a regular hot fomentation for relief.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Fri, 28 Jun 2013
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