Finger Pain

finger pain

Symptom – Are you experiencing finger pain? 

Finger pain refers to aching, throbbing, or cramping in the fingers or thumb.  

What is causing your finger pain? 

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 
  • Sclerosis 
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis 
  • Leprosy 
  • And Osteoporosis. 

How can you alleviate your finger pain?

As aforementioned, it will often resolve on its own. However, a visit to your family doctor can help diagnose the issue, especially if the pain is persistent.   

Acupuncture and massage can also help relieve your pain and any tension around the area. For more information, click the ‘BOOK NOW’ button below. Book your next appointment and start feeling better sooner rather than later. 

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