What causes stiff and painful finger joints after waking up?

Some people have the feeling that they wake up with difficulty in flexing and extending their fingers, stiffness in the joints, and some pain and swelling, which is called “morning stiffness” and is relieved by moving around or being placed in a warm environment.
In rheumatic diseases, morning stiffness is very common because rheumatic diseases involve many structures of the finger joints and can appear early. If you have frequent signs of morning stiffness, it is recommended that you seek medical attention to confirm the diagnosis.

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