Associated pain,stiffness in neck?
Which fingers are involved?
Numbness,pain in wrist,forearm?
History of Arthritis?
Duration of symptoms?
Any other medical illness?
Are you taking any medicines?
Swelling on fingers?
Stiffness or pain in neck - not really
Fingers involved - first three of right hand (not thumb )
Pain in wrist, forearm - Yes
History of arthritis - Yes
Duration of symptoms - painful on awakening on mornings - will last for
about six hours and slowly ease up.
Other illness - not really
Medicines being used - pain killers (Aleve/Panadol) Radian B/ Myoflex
Swelling on fingers - Yes
Hi,Thanks for providing more information.
As per your description,possible differential diagnosis may include Gout,Degenerative arthritic changes,Nerve compression,Cervical spondylosis,Rheumatoid Arthritis.
So further a clinical examination by an Orthopedist and further bloodwork like CBC,RA factor,CRP,ANA,ESR,X-ray/MRI of cervical spine should be considered.
In my opinion,as you are already tried self medicines like painkillers which are not providing you relief so it's good to get prescribed medications as per underlying cause.
You shouldn't ignore and leave your symptoms untreated for a long period of time as they'll graduallt worse over the time.
You should soak your fingers in warm water for 10 minutes 2 times a day.
Keep your arm straight.
Avoid heavy weight lifting.
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Thanks for the follow-up.
You should continue Motrin 200 mg every 6 hourly and Myoflex cream apply on affected areas.
You can do gentle exercises.
For further details-
Physical therapy can be helpful in your case as well.