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What do pain and swelling in the right hand indicate?

Just this past week I developed pain and swelling in my hands but more particularly my right hand but during this past week it accelerated to some pain in the back of my ankles, and knees. The right hand has had the pain and swelling along with the fingers all week.
Mon, 26 Feb 2018
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Hello,

Thanks for your query on HCM

"As"per your clinical history is concerned please follow like this -

1)Do a clinical exam by your Doctor and do few investigations to confirm it [CBC with differential, ESR, rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP antibodies.]

2)Discuss with your Doctor about OTC pain killers like [Ibuprofen] & [Corticosteroid] and take other medications after investigations only.

Do follow lifestyle modifications like this -

1)Do exercise regularly. Gentle exercise can help strengthen the muscles around your joints, and it can help fight fatigue you might feel. Check with your doctor before you start exercising. If you're just getting started, begin by taking a walk. Avoid exercising tender, injured or severely inflamed joints.

2)Apply heat or cold. Heat can help ease your pain and relax tense, painful muscles. Cold may dull the sensation of pain. Cold also has a numbing effect and decreases muscle spasms.

3)Find ways to cope with pain by reducing stress in your life. Techniques such as muscle relaxation can all be used to control pain.

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