Causes Of Sore Ankles And Stiff Index Fingers?
Afternoon. I want to ask 2 days since the ankle in my leg hurts, then my index finger is stiff. I think it hurts what it hurts … I’m 29 years old,
Hello, Bang Anton
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Responding to your complaints about sore ankles and stiff index fingers, here are some possibilities:
1. Osteoarthritis, is a decrease in joint function that causes joint disease, so that the joints feel sore, stiff, and swollen. Symptoms of osteoarthritis include joint pain, stiffness, decreased joint flexibility, sensation and sound of friction in the joint that is moved, muscle weakness and reduced muscle mass. If the patient has osteoarthritis of the hand, symptoms of lumps and swelling around the fingers appear, in certain cases the fingers will appear crooked. The diagnosis of osteoarthritis is confirmed by physical examination of the affected joints, X-rays, blood tests, analysis of joint fluid and MRI. Osteoarthritis is an incurable condition, treatment that is done only to reduce symptoms. Some things that can be done to relieve symptoms include losing weight, exercising regularly, taking pain relievers, and physiotherapy.
2. Rheumatoid Arthritis, is a chronic inflammation of the joints so that it causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system attacks your body's own tissues. Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include stiffness, redness, swelling, feeling warm and painful. The diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis is confirmed by physical examination, blood tests and X-rays. Rheumatoid arthritis must be treated immediately because if the disease gets worse it can cause joints to shift or even change shape. Until now, there has been no known cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but you can get long-term treatment to inhibit the development and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
3. Gout Arthritis, is a joint disorder that occurs due to an increase in uric acid levels in the blood. Symptoms of gout include sudden appearance of joint pain, pain in one or several joints, intense pain, swelling, and fever. Gout often affects the big toe. The diagnosis of gout is confirmed by history, examination of the affected joints, blood tests, urine tests, joint fluid tests, X-rays, synovial biopsy and CT scans. Treatment of gout with drugs to relieve symptoms and prevent recurrence, such as colchicine and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. To prevent recurrence, avoid foods high in purines and limit sugar consumption.
To find out the underlying cause of your complaint, you should consult directly with your doctor, so that anamnesis, physical examination, laboratory examination, and supporting examinations can be carried out, and you can get appropriate treatment.
There are a few tips you can do:
1. Exercise regularly to strengthen muscles and joints
2. Maintain correct posture when sitting and standing.
3. Maintain ideal body weight.
4. Avoid consuming foods with high purine levels
5. Limit consumption of sweet foods or drinks
6. Avoid smoking, alcohol and illegal substances.
Thus, hopefully this is useful.