Q: What are possible causes of joint pain in the hands? – T.L.
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A: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the biggest cause of joint pain in the hands. There are other symptoms associated with RA:
- Hand pain, finger pain, swelling and stiffness
- Hand joints and finger joints that are warm and tender to the touch
- The same joints affected symmetrically (wrists and fingers on both hands)
- Deformities in finger joints
- Carpal tunnel symptoms such as numbness and tingling of the hands
- Flu-like feeling
- Fatigue that is not easily resolved
- Pain and stiffness that last for more than an hour upon arising
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