Swollen hands and feet in mornings

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Nanners
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   Posted 3/28/2009 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys,
 
Visiting from the Crohns and A/P forums.  I have osteoarthritis as well as Fibro along with a 33 year history with Crohns.  I have been waking up with really swollen hands and feet every morning.  My hands are the worst.  The skin on my hands gets really tender to the touch too and it takes a while for the swelling to go down.  I will run my hands under warm water and massage them with soap to get them to ease up some. 
 
Could osteoarthritis cause these symptoms or should I investigate a little further?  My hands feel tingly like I have slept on them.  I find that everytime I wake up my hands feel asleep and swollen.  Just wondering if anyone has any idea whats going on? 
 
Thanks:)
 
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   Posted 3/29/2009 7:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I have OA in my fingers and yes I wake up with swollen fingers, not so much my hands though. Where is your OA? As for the tingling, this can be from just about anything. It's best to ask your doctor about this. My MIL was having the same feeling and she ended up wearing braces on her wrists at night to help and it did. She was bending her hands while she slept which in turn aggravated her carpal tunnel.
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Nanners
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   Posted 3/29/2009 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Sherry!! My Osteo is kind thru out my body. Mainly neck, hips, knees, hands and feet. I also have Fibro so wondered if that could cause it too. I do have another question though, can foods affect your arthritis? I read somewhere that milk or cheese products can affect it. I see you have UC and I have CD, so thats why i was wondering if food could affect the arthritis like it can affect the IBD. Another thing, I was taking more calcium recently and cut it back down and today the hands are feeling somewhat better. So wondering if that was adding to it too.

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   Posted 3/29/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I've no idea if food and arthritis flare ups have any correlation. I avoid all dairy anyway for my Uc but I still have issues with my OA. Not sure about the calcium either but if by lowering the dosage and it made you feel better then that may be the reason of the tingling. You can try doing a google search to see what happens if you ingest too much calcium.
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   Posted 6/15/2009 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Nanners,

Symptoms of osteoarthritis vary greatly from person to person.  I have severe OA in my right thumb joint and that joint is swollen all the time.  I have limited movement in that thumb joint.  When I overuse it the swelling becomes more severe.

I do not have the swollen hands and finger in the morning. 

Take care,

Kitt


 

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   Posted 6/15/2009 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I have fibro, and OA of the knees. I get swollen ankles at times, especially when traveling. I don't know if the 2 are related or not (OA and swollen ankles).
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