Arthritis :: Cracking Joints And Knuckles In Fingers

Jan 7, 2016

For about 7 or 8 months I have been cracking the joints and knuckles in my fingers. Now when I lower my middle finger on my left hand there is a little pop and the finger moves down a bit. And since i had also been cracking my toes the toes on my right foot make a pop too. I am kinda worried because I am only 13.

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Mind-body Techniques :: How To Stop Cracking Your Knuckles?

Well since I was about 16 I've been cracking my knuckles (nearly 10 years) although I've noticed the last couple of years it's been quite a lot more frequent.

I started when a friend of mine (at the time) used to do it all the time and I was curious as to why/how he did it and well it's been around ever since.

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Reactive Arthritis :: How Many Joints Are Involved ?

How my joints are left after having reactive arthritis

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Severe Pain In Joints And Muscles With Fever But No Arthritis ?

My symptoms are severe pain in joints and sometimes muscles that always come with high fever, sore throat and weird cough (small but forced cough) a salmon colored rash and weakness in my joints. The pain is so bad that I scream. I am unable to care for myself. I am so stiff for hours. The pain has progressed throughout the year. I am at a loss. I live in Idaho and my rheumatologist is sending me to Salt Lake City Utah because they have a university hospital with more specialist. I swear to her that I have Stills Disease but she sais I have the symptoms but not necessarily all of the blood results to match.

My cbc always shows an infection, I am always slightly anemic but ferritin is good, not low nor high.
Here is my recent lab work. This is how desperate I am

UNITS = ML/MIN/1.73m2
If patient is African-American, multiply result by 1.21.
ALBUMIN 3.5 - 5.0 GM/DL 3.5
AST(SGOT) 15 - 46 U/L 37 45
CALCIUM 8.4 - 10.6 MG/DL 8.8
PROTEIN TOTAL 6.3 - 8.2 GM/DL 6.1
ALK PHOS 38 - 126 U/L 37 78
ALT(SGPT) 9 - 52 U/L 37 50

CK 30 - 135 U/L 37 24

I do not like being on the prednisone because of the side effects but I can not handle the non stop pain when I don't have it. Such a little 5 mg dose saves my life. The pain is so bad that all I can do is pray to pass out. I can not take pain pills because they cause severe depression.

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Arthritis :: Treatment For Painful Fingers / Hands?

so this has been going on since I was about 13 till now at 17, my ANA goes up and down, I go from normal range and the highest I've gotten was 1/640.

At the moment I'm at 1/360, my symptoms include hot flashes, cold flashes, nausea, cramps, headaches, dizziness, weakness, shaking, knee pain, and gas. I get these episodes where I feel so weak, dizzy, hungery, and shaky that can last a few minutes to days. All my tests came back normal besides connective tissue disease with high ANA and it was speckled, and low vitamin d.

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Arthritis :: Can't Bend Ring Fingers All The Way, Very Painful, Still Waiting On RA Diagnosis

About 10 months ago, my ring fingers started getting bumps/nodules on the knuckles closest to my hand. Around the same time I noticed that bending my ring fingers was pretty uncomfortable, and soon it progressed into much more than what I'd consider to be mild discomfort. Basically, if my fingers bend too far on accident, it is some of the most excruciating pain I have ever had. It's this splintering, splitting pain followed by what feels like a strain/sprain. It's the one symptom that has not gone dormant and as of this week, it's getting worse.

I'm becoming much more limited as to how far I can close my hand, mainly because with the ring finger, it's not like you can just keep it straightened like you can with the rest of the fingers if you pick something up or grab onto something- it just doesn't move that way.

Anyway, out of the 3 Rheumatologists I've seen, none of them have been helpful. I told one of them how much it hurt and that I couldn't even believe how much pain it was capable of causing, and she took my hand and bent that finger closed, or at least as closed as it would go. Needless to say, I let out a small yipe and yanked my hand away. She looked at me like I was crazy or overreacting. Ha, I wish I was. Ugh. I wanted to slap her...

So, since none of the doctors have any idea what to tell me, which is very frustrating, and now it's getting worse, I thought I'd ask you guys- have any of you had this happen? Do you know if I should be trying to bend it as far as it goes it or if that does further harm? [It sure as hell doesn't FEEL like it would be helping, haha...] Do you know what exactly causes this? Tendon damage? Other damage?

I'd ask if there was any way to relieve the pain, but I'm guessing that's a big fat "no." Aspirin and Ibuprofen don't help much. Is there some kind of surgery that I should be thinking about in the future? I know you guys aren't doctors, but the ones I've been to are giving me a complete run around. One of them even told me that maybe everything would just go away. Ha, yeah....a list of 25+ ongoing symptoms will instantly vanish.

Okay, well thanks so much for any input you guys have. I'm 28 and this is all kind of hard to swallow, especially since I work with my hands a lot.

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Raynaud's :: Purple Knuckles

I've been having various health problems over the past 8 months. However, one symptoms that I have been having is purple knuckles. I was curious to know if anyone has raynaud's only in their knuckles? It heavily affects the top knuckles closest to the wrist, especially the one on my pinky. However, all the knuckles have been affected at some point. The main reason I don't believe it's raynaud's is because it doesn't affect the top of the fingers at all and I don't have any other color change except purple. It doesn't happen every time I am cold and they don't seem to hurt or tingle when they change colors.

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Skin Around The Penis Is Getting Tightened And Is Cracking

I am a diabetic of 57 years old.  The skin around the penis is getting tightened and is cracking when it is pulled back and during sex.  please get me some ointment or lubricant that can resolve this problem. 

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Penis :: Skin Cracking / Peeling - Unprotected Sex

I made the mistake to have unprotected sex with a girl I met in my school, (only for about 2 minutes then we put on a condom) and about 2-3 weeks later the area around my penis started to itch and the skin to crack, the cracking looks something like lips crack when you spend too much time in cold weather and the skin is peeling like scales, the head of my penis doesn't seem to be affected(not circumcised), it's enough to masturbate two days in a row or scratch too much and the skin will crack, it's been almost 2 months since I had sex and it's quite frustrating, me and my girlfriend been together for a month now and I'm trying not to have sex with her until I fix this because I don't want her to get this too.....

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Left Knee Cracking/popping Noise On Bending

My right knee is facing my left knee and when I bend it there is a cracking/popping noise which can be sore. My right leg seems to be bow legged now when I straighten it now. I can walk on the leg but gets sore after a while.....

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Arthritis :: Mild Arthritis - Skin Feels Sore

After MRI my diagnosis was "Lots of mileage left, another 10 years, at least!" (I am 75)! Good to hear but still have to be careful going DOWN stairs! Not too bad going up! Some pain now and again. BUT I sometimes get a strange feeling on upper left thigh, (the worst knee), as if it is wet but when I touch the skin it is totally dry! Happens after I have been standing for a couple of hours.Also, sometimes the skin feels sore, but there is no evidence to show. Has anyone had similar feelings?.

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Ankle Reconstruction - Still Have Loud Cracking In Ankle

I'm 34. I had a left ankle reconstruction for instability with a ligament repair and arthroscopy in July 2015.

My recovery has been slow due to hip operations around the same time. My ankle has healed well however the range of motion is still below neutral for dorsiflexion though it's improving.

I still have loud cracking on the outside (lateral) aspect of my ankle where the ligaments were repaired. It's terribly painful and my ankle swells straight away each time. It usually occurs with shifting my weight. My ankle surgeon says it's scar tissue breaking down but is it usually accompanied by a loud painful crack in the same area each time. I'm worried it's not ok.

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I had unprotected sex with girl Unknown her status , then after 85 days i had AB test Cobas roche , and it was Negative , then i had some problems lymph nodes in neck and fatigue and joints pain , then all gone away But now red pimples start on My arms and neck and chest.

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Hypertension :: Losartan - Joints And Muscle Pain

Hi I'm female 60 years old recently put on meds for high BP. I also have Fibromyalgia I mention that because it seems whatever tablets I'm given for BP (,Losartan being the 4th tablet) my joint and muscle pain become some bad I struggle to even do the housework and where I used to walk the dog's for at least an hour I can only manage 15 mins  also I could walk round the shops for hour's now can't wait to get my weekly food shop done and get back home . My BP when I take it at home is anything from 116/71 ,to 133/77 on the meds , I have stopped taking Losartan for 2 week's now and BP is  136/76 to 149/74 when I go to the docs the readings are always high 162/84 for example. I really can't cope with the pain when taking these tablet's especially in my knees has anyone else experienced this , is there even a tablet for BP that doesn't make you feel ill .I have stopped these but not told the doc yet as can't face being put on another tablet I am feeling so well at the moment I take my BP daily it's usually 140 something over 82 is that really too high for my age.

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Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers :: Losartan - Joints Hurt

I am 60 yr old been diagnosed with high blood pressure ,doctor has given me losartan 12.5mg been taking them for 2 month's now, felt dizzy at first so I take them at night instead of morning I feel tired all the time and my joints hurt everyday especially my knees I used to walk my dogs daily , out for at least an hour now after walking for 15 mins I ache so badly don't seem to have much energy these day's is it the tablet's has anyone else felt like this

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I got diagnosed with ibs earlier this year, at the beginning it was dreadful. Their was no clear signs for me because one day the food that was giving me pains wouldn't the day after so it was all confusing. I tried healthy eating but that just made me worse so now I eat like I normally would but just lesser portions and I feel alright most of the time. Still haven't got used to my bowel movements yet, sometimes I'm really uncomfortable but this happens about twice a week now which I can handle if I take my buscopan regularly. Since I got diagnosed, my muscles and joints have been really weird and I read some information about ibs and the different symptoms and it did say about weakness of joints and muscles. I tore the ligaments in my big toe in both feet 3 times without even doing anything to them. Then I lost my balance in the shower because of my ankle pain and I sprained my wrist and that just feels weak all the time. Then Saturday last week, I was out with mates and my leg just gave way from under me, I was only standing there and it felt like it was cramp in my knee. Got rushed to the hospital and they sent me to the fracture clinic on Thursday, thank god it was just torn ligaments in my knee but the pain was so bad. I was just wondering has anyone else had an increase in muscle/joint/bone weakness since being diagnosed with ibs? I really need to find someone else to relate to with this because I'm only 20 years of age and I don't think my bones and stuff should be this weak.

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Vitamin D Deficiency And Exercise - Muscles And Joints Are Stiff And Painful

I've just had a blood test which showed vitamin D deficiency. I have very little energy, my muscles and joints are stiff and painful, and my feet really hurt when I try to walk any distance. I've always been very fit and active so I'm wondering whether I should push myself to exercise even though I don't feel like it or whether I risk making my condition worse by pushing myself too hard. I'm taking vitamin D supplements but I've seen from other posts on this forum that it might take months to get better. I find swimming less painful than walking or cycling so maybe that is okay?

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Lipid Lowering :: Atorvastatin Causes Muscle, Joints And Liver Problems

Was put on 80mg atorvastatin following a heart attack last October. Have had constant pain and muscle stiffness in both shoulders and cannot fully extend both arms. The cardiac nurse suggested I come off them for 2 weeks last xmas to see and ALL the pain went! After seeing the doctor he advised me to continue with Atorvastatin "and see". After one week I was in agony again. I reduced the dose to 40mg a month ago and it made no difference. Other side effects I  have are twitchy eyelids, on and off loose stools and tiredness. I saw a different GP today as I cannot carry on like this. He has told me to stop Atorvastatin and has arranged for me to have an extensive blood test next Wednesday. He did say that there are risks with Atorvastatin re muscle and joint problems, liver etc. SO I will see what the tests say and how I am off the Atorvastatin.

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Autoimmune Disease? Flu, Achy Joints, Headaches, Tired And Fatigue

I'm sick all the time, flu like symptoms, achy joints, headaches, tired all the time, fatigue.

lab results
Ana titer 1:640 speckled
anti-dna titer 1:20
ra- neg
everything else is neg and normal. What can be wrong with me?

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