Swelling and Stiffness symptoms?

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Are the symptoms joint swelling or stiffness normally always present in AS?

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  • Posted

    Yes swelling and stiffness are the key features of arthritis. But you may not be able to see the swelling in the joints in your back.

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      Well, you're just amazingly responsive and knowledgeable, thank you Dr Liz! I keep photographing my fingers thinking I'm seeing swelling but it's so hard to tell, they do become red and warm off and on... will swelling in the fingers be noticeable?

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      Yes swelling of the fingers is visible. Fingers becoming red and warm is also a sign of inflammation. You will probably find that you cannot close your fist properly when they are swollen. This sounds like arthritis in your hands which deserves some treatment.

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      I can close my hands with no problem, here's a few pics - i'm 38, my hands are just wrinkly...


    • Posted

      Hi your hands dont look swollen so it may be very early stages and not too serious. The middle joints may be slightly swollen.

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