Causes Of Stiff Fingers?
Stiff hands, don’t have much energy, can’t make a fist, 52 years old woman ]rnrnHello, I want to ask.rnMy mother is 52 years old. His fingers were stiff, could not make a fist. hands are weak and do not have much strength when lifting heavy objects. If the light object is still strong.rnrnAnd it hurts around the upper hand to the wrist. If in the morning after waking up the stiffness and pain is worse.rnrnIf you can bend your elbows, you just can’t clench your fingers, you don’t have more strength to lift things, you feel pain between your upper arms and your wrists, pain when clenching the fingers in the area of the hand.rnrnThe symptoms have been 3 weeks, I have been to the general doctor but there has been no change.rnThe blood has been checked. Sugar after fasting 10 hours – 150, Total Cholesterol 299, LDL Cholesterol 228, Uric Acid 4.5.rnrn What kind of illness does my mother suffer from? Do I have to go to a General Practitioner again or to a Specialist? What specialist if you have to go there?rnrnThank you
What your mother is experiencing can be caused by several factors such as:
Muscle problems, which cause pain and stiffness.
Joint problems, such as osteoarthritis.
Nerve problems, such as signs of a transient ischemic attack, spinal cord compression, neuropathy.
Electrolyte imbalance problems that can cause muscle pain complaints.
To determine what actually underlies your mother's complaint, you should consult with an Internal Medicine Specialist.
From the investigations that you wrote down, perhaps your mother also has an increased level of fat profile in the blood.
The doctor will conduct a detailed medical examination and determine the cause and diagnosis of your mother's condition. The doctor may recommend carrying out supporting tests such as blood tests, bone X-rays and CT / MRI scans if a serious cause is suspected.
While at home, do the following tips to ease your mother's complaints:
Take a warm bath to relieve pain. Try to take a shower in the morning and take a shower in the afternoon to avoid the cold which will worsen pain complaints.
Eat low-fat foods, such as tofu, tempeh, skinless chicken, fish and lean beef which are steamed, boiled and grilled. Avoid foods that are fried in a lot of oil, offal,
Try to keep at least 30 minutes of light exercise every day, such as a leisurely walk that is adapted to your mother's strength.
Drink enough water to make sure your mother is not dehydrated.
Do a gentle massage on the painful and stiff area.
That's the information we can share, hopefully it helps you.
Greetings, Dr. Caecilia Haryu Aryapti.