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Finger Joint Stiffness Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your finger joint stiffness symptoms, including 5 causes and common questions.

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Contents

  1. 5 Possible Finger Joint Stiffness Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics

5 Possible Finger Joint Stiffness Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced finger joint stiffness. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Dupuytren disease

Dupuytren Disease, also known as Dupuytren's contracture, is a condition that gradually causes connective tissue (fascia) under the skin of the palm to thicken and become scar-like. Although Dupuytren's isn't painful, it does restrict movement. The thickened tissue forces several fingers - usually the ring and pinky fingers - to curl in toward the palm.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: finger joint stiffness, hand bump, thickened skin on the finger, swollen hands, hand injury

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Rheumatoid arthritis

Arthritis is a general term for multiple conditions that cause painful inflammation and stiffness throughout the body. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic condition that is autoimmune in nature, meaning that the body's immune system which normally protects the body by att...

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Jammed finger

Jammed fingers are common in sports but may occur during daily activity.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: recent finger injury, finger pain from an injury, swollen finger, finger joint stiffness, finger bruise

Symptoms that always occur with jammed finger: recent finger injury, finger pain from an injury

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Thumb arthritis

Thumb arthritis refers to inflammation of the joints of the thumb. There are a number of distinct joints in the thumb, all of which can be affected by thumb arthritis. The inflammation may be due to "wear-and-tear" or osteoarthritis, a thumb injury, or rheumatoid arthritis.

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Psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a condition which causes inflammation of the joints. In most circumstances, psoriatic arthritis presents between the ages of 30 and 50 years and occurs after the manifestation of the symptoms of psoriasis, which is a disease of the skin. Psoriatic arthritis...

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Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Finger Joint Stiffness

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Did you recently injure your hand or fingers?
  • Have you noticed any changes in your fingernails?
  • How would you describe what happened to your finger?
  • Do you currently smoke?

The above questions are also covered by our A.I. Health Assistant.

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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Finger Joint Stiffness Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced finger joint stiffness have also experienced:

  • 6% Finger Pain
  • 4% Swollen Finger
  • 4% Hand Pain

People who have experienced finger joint stiffness were most often matched with:

  • 40% Jammed Finger
  • 30% Dupuytren Disease
  • 30% Rheumatoid Arthritis

People who have experienced finger joint stiffness had symptoms persist for:

  • 43% Over a month
  • 20% Less than a day
  • 19% Less than a week

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.