Discussions By Condition: Muscle conditions

Finger & Toe Joint Swelling

Posted In: Muscle conditions 2 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 2, 2007
  • 05:08 AM

Well here’s my problem, im 17 now, for the past 4-5 years now when it's getting near winter, the joints in my toes and fingers start to swell up, the skin turns red and when I press down on the joints there is a slight pain, this usually lasts around 3-6 months before it stops. I usually get it in both hands and feet but the weird thing is, last year the fingers on my left hand didn’t swell up. You can see a noticeable difference in size from the fingers on my left hand to my right, because after they swell up they don't return to the original size! Last year I went to the doctor, he said he doesn't know the cause, and said it was probably just the cold. He prescribed me with this cream called 'Percutol', that mostly old people with heart conditions use I think. I tried it and it seemed to make swelling worse. I Went to another doctor and he prescribed me with these tablets, (don’t know the name, threw out the box) that lowers your blood pressure, the tablets helped but after I stopped taking them the swelling comes back.

Ok now it’s near winter again in NZ and I can feel my fingers on my right hand starting to swell up again. Does anyone know what this condition is and if there is anything I can do to stop the swelling? This is starting to annoy me now because after the swelling stops they don't go back to normal size.

and another thing I noticed is that my right hand and feet are usually colder than my left hand even during summer and the cold seems to be coming out from inside my fingers, don't quite know how to explain it. Ok thanks, any help would be appreciated.

Reply Flag this Discussion

2 Replies:

Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.