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Definition

Finger pain is defined as pain in one or more fingers.


Alternative Names

Pain - finger


Considerations

Nearly everyone has injured a finger at sometime during their life. After an injury, the finger can remain a bit crooked or stiff. However, your hand can still work quite well with minor deformities. Fingers do not need to open or close completely to be functional.

Numbness or tingling in the fingers may be a sign of a problem with nerves or blood flow.


Common Causes
  • Blood flow problems
  • Injury
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Nerve problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Raynaud's phenomenon
  • Rheumatoid arthritis


Review Date: 08/09/2009
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org)