Can Pain In The Fingers Be Identified By Xray?
I want if the fingers experiencing joint pain can be seen with the xray causes of pain other than cracking / broken? I mean for example the cause of the pain of rheumatoid arthritis / osteoarthitis / calcification of the finger joints / nerve finger clamps.
Hello Warung Nikolai, thank you for asking again at HealthReplies.com.
Joint pain can basically be caused by various causes such as:
Septic arthritis (bacterial infection of the joints)
Gout (inflammation of the joints due to a buildup of gout)
Pseudogout (inflammation of the joints whose symptoms mimic gout)
Psoriatic arthritis (inflammation of the joints associated with psoriasis)
Drug side effects
Because the mechanism of the occurrence of a disease and the assessment of the gold standard of each of the above diseases are different, X-rays of the joint (in general) do not always indicate the cause of the joint pain. These X-rays in some diseases only serve to assess the severity of joint damage that has occurred, but cannot be used as a gold standard check to diagnose the disease. Some conditions may require blood tests (such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout) or joint fluid tests (such as gout, pseudogout, septic arthritis) to ascertain what are the main causes of complaints of joint pain.
In addition, it is also necessary to understand that X-ray examination cannot see all the tissues in the body, only some tissue can be seen clearly on X-rays, such as bones, some soft tissues of the body, and several other abnormalities (for example calcification, fluid buildup in lungs, urinary tract stones).
I hope this helps.