Pain in one or more fingers is defined as hand finger pain. Almost everyone has hurt his finger (s) on one or more occasions and most of the times it is nothing serious. Severe injury to one of your fingers will decrease hand finger function and is a serious disability when it comes to using your hand properly. The fingers don’t need to close or open completely to function properly, but it is a true disability when it comes to minor and bigger things.
There are different disorders that might strike your fingers and all have their own symptoms. The injury that comes most often is a bruised or broken finger cause of trauma. Although this might hurt a lot, it will often heal completely.
Causes of Hand Finger Pain
There are numerous disorders that might cause pain or a tingling/ numbness feeling in the fingers. Common causes are Arthritis, Nerve problems, Raynoud’s disease, Juvenile Arthritis, blood flow problems and injury.
How to Deal with Painful Fingers
When you have an injury on one of your fingers it is important to give it some rest and don’t do strange activities with it. The fingers needs to heal completely so don’t do too much exercises with it. However, it is important to gently stretch the joints to maintain a smooth motion. Don’t force it so it will hurt, just stretch it until you feel some discomfort but no pain.
Although medication might reduce the pain, it is not wise to take strong medication. This will mask the pain in your fingers and might cause more severe damage because you are not feeling that you are doing wrong movements with it.
When do you need Professional Help?
Most of the time rest will be the primary treatment. In some cases with hand finger pain it is important to see a doctor.
* When the pain in your finger is caused by severe injury, you need to see a doctor to see if it is broken.
* When the pain persists longer than 2 weeks it might be wise to see a doctor.
* When you are feeling tingling sensations/ numbness this might indicate blood or nerve obstruction. Try to contact a doctor as soon as possible.
* If you are giving it absolute rest but it still hurts very much it will also be wise to consult a physician,
* When you are unable to straighten the fingers it might be broken or you might have a form of arthritis.
The primary diagnosis of the hand is an X-ray in various positions. This and an extended biography are often enough to come with a diagnosis.