Pain in fingers
Encyclopedia Symptoms / / August 12, 2017
Almost everyone occasionally injured finger (s).After an injury finger can remain a bit crooked or stiff.However, the arm may still work well.Fingers do not need to open or close for the job.
Numbness or tingling in the fingers may be a sign of problems with the nerves or blood flow.
- blood flow problems;
- juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (or: Still's disease, a children's chronic arthritis, juvenile chronic arthritis - characterized by inflammation and restricted movement of the joints, a systemic disease of the connective tissue, mainly affecting the small joints of the type of erosive and destructive polyarthritis of unknown etiology with a complex autoimmune pathogenesis);
- problems with the nervous system;
- Raynaud's phenomenon (referred to vasospastic diseases is angiotrofonevroz mainly affecting the small arteries and arterioles of the end, the disease affects the upper limbs are usually symmetric and right; occurs in 3-5% of the population, wome
- rheumatoid arthritis.
treatment and home care
recommend avoiding activities that cause or aggravate pain.
after injury can be treated by the other joints of the fingers.We recommend the use of mild stretching exercises to keep your fingers flexible and move them.Extensor joints soft, not hard, twice a day - not enough to cause pain.
Use common sense and do activities that are less stressful to the joints.We recommend to avoid strong pain medication, which tend to drown out the pain, not cure the disease.The patient may be due to too much activity to make yourself worse, exacerbate pain in the fingers.
can help anti-inflammatory drugs.We recommend to take prescribed medication for inflammation - only as directed by a physician.
patient should contact your doctor if:
- pain in the finger caused by trauma;
- the problem persists after 2 weeks of treatment at home;
- have tingling in the fingers;
- have severe pain at rest;
- impossible to straighten the fingers.
doctor will perform a diagnostic examination that includes inspection of the hands and fingers as they move.The doctor will ask the patient questions about his medical history and symptoms, including:
- localization of pain;
- what part of the finger hurts;
- both whether it's hands;
- whether in each finger;
- a finger longer affect the overall pain;
- pain - in one joint;what general pain;
- when he began to hurt a finger;
- how long it lasted;
- the patient has pain all the time - or it comes and goes;
- the extent and nature of pain;
- whether there is a burning sensation in the fingers;
- whether acute pain;
- whether the injured patient recently;
- which still have symptoms of the patient.
may be recommended x-ray hand.
Treatment depends on the cause of the problem.