Waking up in the morning with stiff and painful knuckles

Finger stiffness and pain when waking up in the morning is also called morning stiffness. There are many reasons that can cause morning stiffness, such as blood circulation disorder, traumatic swelling and pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, etc.

Traditional Chinese medicine believes that rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis belong to the category of “bi syndrome”. Obstruction, poor circulation of Qi and blood, resulting in diseases that are mainly manifested by muscle, tendon, joint pain, numbness, heaviness, or joint swelling, deformation, and mobility impairment. Common parts include knees, hips, cervical spine, and lumbar spine. Distal interphalangeal joint, proximal interphalangeal joint, first carpometacarpal joint, and first metatarsophalangeal joint.


In the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, the main clinical method is to dissipate wind and dampness while relaxing tendons and dredging collaterals. If the TCM syndrome belongs to wind-cold-damp arthralgia, you can take Tongrentang Guogong wine for treatment. The medicine consists of angelica, Composed of notopterygium, Chuanxiong, Baizhi and other 30 aftertaste medicinal materials, it is soaked with white wine. The wine has the functions of dredging blood vessels, protecting against cold, and promoting medicine. and other symptoms have a better therapeutic effect.