The tips of my fingers hurt and also the area between my thumb and finger.

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   Posted 6/1/2010 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wondering if anyone had this problem?

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   Posted 6/1/2010 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
There are times that my finger tips hurt, but I have a lot of problems w/ the area between my thumb and finger. The thumb, the fleshy part and down the inside of of thumb to the wrist hurt terribly, especially when I try to grab something or twist my hand. By twisting, I mean like to open a door or try to open a jar.
I went to my former dr about this a couple of yrs ago, she said the thumb/wrist thing was called De Quervain's Tenosynovitis. She said many women get this from washing the baby's diaper. I haven't washed a diaper in over 20 yrs.
She had me use a wrist stabilizer. I couldn't keep it on too long, cause I couldn't do anything w/ my hand immobilized. I can't take Advil, only aspirin or Tylenol. I use Sport Cream or Icy Hot on it, and my heating pad.
I have changed some of the door knobs, still have a few more to go.
When my hands hurt, the little blue veins on my hands/fingers raise up something fierce. It looks quite funny against my very pale skin. Ppl who know me can tell by looking at my hands when my hands are very sore. Today is one of those days.
God bless.  Alice.

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   Posted 6/1/2010 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
My thumbs and fingers hurt a great deal of the time, along with my wrists. For some reason, the pain seems to have a connection with pain in my upper back and elbows . My fingertips and the tips of my thumbs also sometimes go numb. opening jars is pretty much out for me. I am usually looking for another family member to help. I also drop things a lot when pain unexpectedly hits. Sometimes items seem to "shoot" out of my hands when I least expect it. This makes it pretty interesting when I go shopping. I feel as if I have lost a lot of the manual dexterity that I once had. Water exercise classes (particularly the Arthritis Classes) seem to help, because they do a lot of range of motion exercises. I just wish that I could attend more often, but time does not always allow for this.

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   Posted 6/1/2010 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been lucky so far that my hands don't bother me much. But I do have arthritis nodules on the tips of my fingers, by the first knuckle. Not really the tips. You know what I mean I am sure. They look funny but so far have not been painful. My hands get really stiff at times. It makes it hard to type. Also they can't always keep up with my mind and I make a lot of mistakes. I go backward more than forward. lol...

I have not experienced what you are going through (yet). But I hope that you feel better soon.

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   Posted 6/1/2010 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, my finger tips either go numb or hurt (haven't figured out which yet).  Sometimes at night trying to go to sleep I use my fingernails and literally dig into the tips of each hand.
Also the actual bones between the knuckles hurt if I press on them.  Sometimes parts of my hands feel bruised like I hit something hard when I know I didn't.
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
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