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What Causes Numbness In The Fingers When Diagnosed With Arthritis?

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Posted on Tue, 17 Oct 2017
Question: sometimes i get nunbness in my fingers, both hands it often becomes painful to bend my fingers, i didibt know arthritis can occur in both hands at the same time
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Could be Rheumatoid arthritis

Detailed Answer:
Hi there

Thanks for the query

Usually involvement of the finger joints of both hands can be a sign of Rheumatoid arthritis.

It would be wise to get a few blood tests to confirm, like Complete blood count, ESR, CRP, Rheumatoid factor, Anti-CCP.

These will help rule out Rheumatoid arthritis and also help to make other diagnosis for the cause.

You can take Tablet Ibuprofen 400mg twice a day after meals and Tablet Rabeprazole twice a day before meals for 5 days.

Once the tests come we can start other medication as required.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.

Regards,

Dr.Aashish Raghu
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Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu (1 hour later)
mostly keeps me up at night, burning, tingling pain
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Pinched nerves

Detailed Answer:
Do you have Diabetes?

You could also be having nerve pinching in the spine in your neck that could lead to these symptoms.

Avoid bending neck forward or lifting weights. You can take Tablet Pregabalin 75mg at night for a month for relief.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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i work lifting 50 pound bags allday
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (14 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Weight lifting need to be avoided

Detailed Answer:
The weight lifting can definitely put a strain on the spine.

Do avoid this for 15 days and note the relief.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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What Causes Numbness In The Fingers When Diagnosed With Arthritis?

Brief Answer: Could be Rheumatoid arthritis Detailed Answer: Hi there Thanks for the query Usually involvement of the finger joints of both hands can be a sign of Rheumatoid arthritis. It would be wise to get a few blood tests to confirm, like Complete blood count, ESR, CRP, Rheumatoid factor, Anti-CCP. These will help rule out Rheumatoid arthritis and also help to make other diagnosis for the cause. You can take Tablet Ibuprofen 400mg twice a day after meals and Tablet Rabeprazole twice a day before meals for 5 days. Once the tests come we can start other medication as required. I hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer your follow up queries. Regards, Dr.Aashish Raghu