Most of the time, finger pain will go away on its own. However, if the pain persists, it’s best to look into other causes and get a proper diagnosis from your doctor.
Your finger pain may be caused by a broken finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, or other conditions and illnesses. A broken finger is easy to do. It’s one of the most common injuries in the hand. If you jam your finger in a door or between 2 objects, your finger is easy to break. Sometimes, an obvious deformity may be present as well.
In the case of carpal tunnel syndrome, you may experience pain or weakness in the thumb. Arthritis can also cause finger pain, but it is not limited to the thumb. Arthritis can occur in any joint throughout the body. There are 2 different types of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where your own body’s cells attack your joints – causing inflammation and pain. Osteoarthritis is considered the ‘wear and tear’ arthritis. Over time, our joints get worn down. In turn, pain may occur.
Other, but more rare reasons, that you may be experiencing finger pain include:
- Raynaud’s Phenomenon
- Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
- And Osteoporosis.