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I just have stiffness in my fingers when I wake up in the

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Hi I just have stiffness in my fingers when I wake up in the morning. This started happening right about when I had a root canal and took antibiotics about 6 months ago.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Behere replied 2 years ago.

Thanks for putting up your question on Just Answer.

1. Which antibiotic did you take?

2. What is your age and gender?

2. Any other illnesses?

4. Any stiffness anywhere else ?

5. Does this stiffness only appear in the mornings?


Dr. Behere
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I don't remember which antibiotic but I can find out.
Male, 41 yrs old
Graves' disease although my thyroid is normal and I do not take any medications
No stiffness anywhere else
I usually only notice it in the morning I haven't felt it thorough out the day
Expert:  Dr. Behere replied 2 years ago.

Thanks for the additional information.

From your responses, I can conclude that this stiffness is not related to the root canal, or to the antibiotics in any way.

This could be a joint inflammation, very likely rheumatoid arthritis (RA), since you experience stiffness in the mornings.

Moreover, Graves Disease is very strongly associated with RA.

A very simple blood test called RA factor test can rule our or rule in Rheumatoid Arthritis .

Please see your primary physician fore the necessary work up.

Hope this answers your question. Feel free to contact me again for more information. Please leave a positive rating for me if this answer has helped you. I do not get credit for it otherwise.

Good Luck !

Dr. Behere