stiff fingers when i wake in mornings,pain in trying to clench fist & some fingers lock i have to open them up pain continues through day

more pain in mornings,its been like this for over 10 months andgetting worse also on one hand my pads are swollen and on the other i was diagnosed many years ago with a short ulna bone i am living in Egypt so not taking any medication or seen any doctors yet as i dont find them experienced enough but need somthing to take away my pain please help

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  • I get pain and stiffness in my fingers because I have Raynaud's disease. You need to be diagnosed to know what to do. Try the doctor, it may surprise you.

  • Thank you for your reply every little piece of information helps any advice on painkillers

  • Hi

    I have raynauds and scleroderma...I been having the same problem for the last six months...my fingers are stiff and lock the same as you describe...they also feel thick and I have difficulty making a fist and gripping items...I have recently been reviewed by an occupational therapists who has given me some pressure hand garments to wear to reduce the swellings and I have a pair of hand splints to help keep my fingers straight....these are helping a little...try to seek an opinion from a rheumatologist and you will hopefully get a diagnosis and the correct treatment...take care.

  • Thank you for your reply any information helps my sister suffered with Rheumatoid Artheritis maybe its Genetic

  • Until you've seen a doctor, you might find that Ibuprofen (the 400mg tablets) can help, because it's anti-inflammatory. I also find that bathing regularly in a solution of Epsom Salts keeps skin soft and helps flexibility. I'm now experimenting with drinking daily honey and cider vinegar in hot water ( I've seen it recommended by an Arctic explorer, so who knows, it might help!).

  • I have ulcers in my fingers . Can I use the solution of epsom salt to soak them?

  • Ooh, not sure. I just use them like ordinary bath salts because they soften my skin and help with the aches and pains. I don't have any ulcers at the moment. You could ask a pharmacist - chemists stock small canisters of them and there are bigger packs in some Health stores.

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