Finger Tendonitis Joint Pain in Computer Analyst

by Jesper

I have for a long time had problems in my finger joints.

It seems to be related to my work as a computer analyst, where I type a lot on a keyboard.

The problems have been progressing a lot during 2009. Up until then, I had some symptoms that didn't really bother me, such as fingers feeling thick and stiff in the morning, although no visible swelling.

I still do not have any visible symptoms. The problem used to be confined to my mouse click finger, but is now across all fingers on both hands.

I had a blood test for arthritis, which came back negative.

My GP is adamant it is RSI, so my guess it is to with short tendons...

I am keen to hear your verdict, and may want to use your services if you think you can help.

Happy New Year! Best regards Jesper


Joshua Answers:

Hello Jesper.

I don't know about the 'injury' part of RSI, b ut RSI certainly plays a role.

Constant use, over time. Muscles get tight, stay tight, and it all goes downhill from there. Hello Pain Causing Dynamic!

Maybe you have Tendonitis, maybe you don't. You certainly have a progressive pattern of increasing tightness and pain.

Every body is a little different. It sounds like your symptoms are focusing in your fingers. For some people it's the wrist, for some it's the forerarm and/or elbow.

Tight muscles pull on tendons. This compresses joints together. Your tight muscles are compressing your finger joints. And the muscles being too tight, connective tissue is shrink wrapping....

Ice Dip as described on the How To Reduce Inflammation page.

Read about Magnesium for Tendonitis.

Might also want to try some Magnesium Oil. It REALLY works for some people. I just pointed you to the best/cheapest source I've seen for it.

Use magnesium and the ice dip for a while, and then update me and let's see what there is to do next.

Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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Mar 30, 2010
Finger Joints Clicking/Popping
by: Anonymous

Hi I get a lot of tense muscles, through stress. At the moment I have a pain in my elbow on movement and twisting.

I have noticed that my finger joints are clicking/popping, and very painful, in the whole of my right hand. My left side is fine. Do you know what this can be.


Joshua Comments:

Hi Anonymous.

I don't know what it is exactly, but if you're a stress monster and have tight muscles, you use up a lot of Magnesium and B6.

Which sets you up for more stress and tighter muscles...which can lead to something like Tendonitis.

The clicking and popping is likely a function of chronically tight muscles exerting too much constant tension on the joints, compressing them. Then you try to move compressed joints and bones are going to move, but not necessarily in a smooth, easy way.

Is the popping event itself painful?

Jul 13, 2011
Help, my finger joint hurts and won't move
by: Clare

Hi I wonder if anyone could relate to my problem. I went to the GP with complaint of stiffness in my fingers, ring finger on right hand one day was so bad couldnt bend it at all prompting me to go, and now it has come back.

Dr scared me half to death and told me it was Rheumatoid Arthritis, inflammation on X ray but then blood tests all came out ok. My ring finger is slightly swollen and only hurts palm side down,where the tendons are.

I dont want to go back to the Dr as he is in the habit of scaring me. I suggested to him it could be tendonitis as i use the ipod for hours as a time at night and type, he said no there's no way its that. I think he is wrong. Hes not following anything up himself and has ref me to rheumatologist which i think is waste of time.

All my other fingers and joints are fine and the joint doesnt even really hurt on my ring finger but all the way up on the palm side. anyone agree it could be tendonitis? Thank youXXXX


Joshua Comments:

Sounds like a Trigger Finger dynamic to me.

P.S. Your doctor sounds like he comes to conclusions very easily without any background knowledge or proof.

Mar 08, 2013
Queerey painful stiff fingers
by: Anonymous

Recently i've experienced chronic pain and stiffness in my fingers and left hand. Thinking it was arthritis my GP sent me for blood tests and an xray but they both came back back with normal results. What could this be and where can i go.


Joshua Comments:

It could be the Tendonitis dynamic.

See: Pain Causing Dynamic

See: Process of Inflammation

See: Finger Stiffness Tendonitis Without Pain Worried It Will Get Worse And Affect My Job

See: Continuing Wrist Pain After Golfing And Now Stiff Fingers

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