Finger stiffness

Introduction

Introduction

Rheumatoid arthritis, often involving the proximal knuckles of the fingers, has morning stiffness (the morning fingers are stiff, difficult to make a fist), and is generally characterized by multiple joint pains, often symmetry, and migratory. May also be proliferative arthritis, generally older, more than 40 years old, X-ray examination has bone hyperplasia. It is a joint lesion caused by articular cartilage and bone destruction caused by systemic autoimmune disease characterized by chronic aggressive arthritis. It is generally considered to be closely related to factors such as heredity, environment, and infection.

Pathogen

Cause

Joint lesions caused by rheumatoid arthritis, hyperplastic osteoarthritis. The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is not clear, and it is generally considered to be closely related to factors such as heredity, environment and infection. Proliferative arthritis is generally caused by degenerative aging of the bones and joints, as well as overwork, overload exercise, long-term heavy physical labor, etc. can all aggravate the disease.

Examine

an examination

Related inspection

Rheumatoid factor small finger flexor test mammography

Rheumatoid arthritis needs to be tested and X-ray examination through the experimental test of the dynamic changes before and after treatment of patients with moxibustion therapy, which proves that it has the function of regulating and improving the immune function of the body. . The specific diagnostic criteria are as follows:

1 Morning stiffness for at least 1 hour (6 weeks).

2 3 or more joints (6 weeks).

3 Symmetric joint swelling (6 weeks).

4 The wrist, metacarpophalangeal, and proximal knuckles are swollen (6 weeks).

5 subcutaneous nodules.

6 X-ray changes (at least osteoporosis and narrow joint space).

Grade 7 rheumatoid factor was positive (titer >1:20).

More than 4 or more of the above 7 items can be diagnosed.

X-ray examination of proliferative arthritis has manifestations of hyperosteogeny.

Diagnosis

Differential diagnosis

If rheumatoid or joint bone hyperplasia is excluded, it may be general joint pain caused by cold or strain, which can be treated symptomatically, such as ultrashort wave therapy and hot compress.

Rheumatoid arthritis requires laboratory tests and X-ray examinations. The specific diagnostic criteria are as follows:

1 Morning stiffness for at least 1 hour (6 weeks).

2 3 or more joints (6 weeks).

3 Symmetric joint swelling (6 weeks).

4 The wrist, metacarpophalangeal, and proximal knuckles are swollen (6 weeks).

5 subcutaneous nodules.

6 X-ray changes (at least osteoporosis and narrow joint space).

Grade 7 rheumatoid factor was positive (titer >1:20).

More than 4 or more of the above 7 items can be diagnosed.

X-ray examination of proliferative arthritis has manifestations of hyperosteogeny.