How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr Uzair Your Own Question
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 6177
Experience:  MBBS, FCPS (R) General Surgery. Years of experience in Emergency Medicine.
27273415
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr Uzair is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My hands and fingers are stiff and tingling every morning

Customer Question

My hands and fingers are stiff and tingling every morning upon awakening. It takes several minutes of gentle massage and movement to get them going. Recently I have begun experiencing similar symptoms in my feet and toes. Is this arthritis? An indication of something else?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 5 months ago.

Hi and welcome.

Yes you are right this can be rheumatoid arthritis, moreover there an element of peripheral neuropathy. I would suggest you to see your PCP for thorough examination and some baseline blood tests including X-rays and RA factor analysis so that exact diagnosis can be made and treatment can be started as soon as possible.

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 5 months ago.

Let me know if you have any queries.

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 5 months ago.

Please do not forget to leave a positive rating by clicking on stars on top right corner.

Wish you good health.

Related Medical Questions