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Burning and sharp pain in right index finger, shooting up to elbow. Is it Arthritis?

Hi - I work at a computer and since December- I have had on and off again burning, sharp pain in my right index finger jointthat connects to my hand . The most painful experience I ve had was over Christmas break when I attempted to trun a doorknob and a pain shot up to my elbow like I v e never felt before in my life. I have arthritis in my knee. I never considered arthirtis of the hands
Asked On : Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
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Burning and sharp pain could be due to inflammation or nerve related.You can take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation.Taking methylcoabalmin supplements will be helpful.If it persist get it evaluated by an orthopaedician for proper diagnosis.
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