Symptoms & Signs
- Difficulty moving a joint
- Joint swelling in the affected area
- Pain and tenderness around a joint, especially the hand, wrist, foot, or ankle
- Pain when moving a joint
Fever, swelling, and redness may indicate an infection, especially if a puncture or cut caused these symptoms.
Diagnosis & Tests
A physical examination shows swelling over the involved tendon. The health care provider may touch or stretch the tendon, or have you move the muscle where it is attached to see whether you experience pain.
Review Date : 7/17/2008
Reviewed By : Andrew L Chen, MD, MS, Orthopedist, The Alpine Clinic, Littleton, NH. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.