My Finger Joints Ache At Night When I Am Sleeping And Feel Like They Are Swollen If I Try To Fold Them Forming A Fist, Sometimes They Feel Like They Have Gone To Sleep, What Should I Do?

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Asked by Tunukayi

My Finger Joints Ache At Night When I Am Sleeping And Feel Like They Are Swollen If I Try To Fold Them Forming A Fist, Sometimes They Feel Like They Have Gone To Sleep, What Should I Do?

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If I were to see someone with the same hand symptoms that you are having, I would order a hand X-ray and get some laboratory studies looking for different types of arthritis. I would also do a thorough physical examination to test the circulation and the nerve function. So, you probably should see a doctor. If you have something like rheumatoid arthritis, early detection is critical to prevent severe disability in the future.

Dr. Christina Lasich, MD

Answered by Christina Lasich, MD