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Hello. I have developed very sore hands and fingers over the last 3/4 weeks. They keep me awake at night . The pain and stiffness in my hands is constant. I am a 74 year old man. I also have some pain in my jaw. Is this related? Thankyou.

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

The soreness is constant. I notice it more when I am not using my hands. My general health I suppose is normal though I do get soreness and tight ness in the back of my legs also.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I spoke to my local Doctor who talked about eating salmon and tuna but made no real suggestion for getting ride of the pain which I assume is arthritus. I have recently bought some red quill capsuls which I have been using for over a week.

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Doctor: DR.EHTISHAM, Doctor replied 11 months ago

Sorry to hear about your health

This seems like an inflammatory arthritis

The reason could be a viral infection or more chronic arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis or a seronegative arthropathy

You should start taking an anti inflammatory like advil and make an appointment with your doctor for examination

You should have an ESR/CRP,Rheumatoid factor,anti-CCP antibodies and imaging of the hands to establish a diagnosis

Good luck

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