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Why am I getting swollen fingers?

(5 Posts)
MaQueen Sun 27-Nov-16 23:37:03

These last two weeks I've noticed my fingers have been slightly swollen and feel a bit stiff, especially in the mornings. Then other times they are back to normal.

Really can't think why? No other symptoms, or anything. Is it just a case of my body getting older sad

LowDudgeon Sun 27-Nov-16 23:59:55

How old are you?

I'm 65 & I'm getting some stiffness in thumbs & forefingers, apparently from using phone & mouse. (It does get better when I use them less)

Adarajames Mon 28-Nov-16 00:14:27

Maybe gout? Does any food seem to aggravate it more the following day?

gingeroots Mon 28-Nov-16 09:31:34

Gout is really painful .

i think you should ask your GP .

badtasteflump Mon 28-Nov-16 19:34:29

Maqueen a friend of mine has bouts of rheumatoid arthritis - I say bouts because it can cause her no trouble at all for months then it will flare up again - usually in colder weather. One of her main symptoms is that first thing in the morning her fingers are really swollen and stiff - the stiffness goes off quite quickly when she gives her finger joints a bit of a workout. When it strikes she has very effective medication for it, so it doesn't effect her too much.

All that said, it's probably not that at all - just that the symptoms you mentioned rang a bell with me. flowers

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