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The symptoms of a fingers arthritis

THE BODY’S JOINTS ARE LINED WITH CARTILAGE, WHICH IS NOURISHED AND LUBRICATED BY SYNOVIAL FLUID. OSTEOARTHRITIS OCCURS WHEN THE CARTILAGE BECOMES INFLAMED OR DETERIORATES WITH AGE.
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The symptoms of a fingers arthritis

THE BODY’S JOINTS ARE LINED WITH CARTILAGE, WHICH IS NOURISHED AND LUBRICATED BY SYNOVIAL FLUID. OSTEOARTHRITIS OCCURS WHEN THE CARTILAGE BECOMES INFLAMED OR DETERIORATES WITH AGE.
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The symptoms of a fingers arthritis

THE BODY’S JOINTS ARE LINED WITH CARTILAGE, WHICH IS NOURISHED AND LUBRICATED BY SYNOVIAL FLUID. OSTEOARTHRITIS OCCURS WHEN THE CARTILAGE BECOMES INFLAMED OR DETERIORATES WITH AGE.

What are the most common causes?

An injury, such as a fractured joint, can affect the cartilage.
Primary osteoarthritis results from the wear and tear involved in the aging process.

What are the symptoms?

  • Swollen joints, appearance of cysts, pain.
  • Stiffness.
  • Dislocation or instability.

How is it diagnosed?

A physical exam typically reveals the following symptoms:

  • Tenderness when light touch is applied.
  • Swelling.
  • Cysts.
  • Deformities.
  • Painful motion.
  • Weakness.
  • Joint is painful when compressed.

X-rays will reveal the loss of joint space, joint dislocation and the severity of the condition.

Physical examination

X-ray

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