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Dr. Jeffrey Fitzthum
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Finger Pain (Overview)

Definition is a FINGER that hurts -if concerned see an ORTHO HAND specialist


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What could cause finger pain radiating into elbows?

What could cause finger pain radiating into elbows?

Ulnar nerve injury: A common cause of elbow pain radiating into the hand is an injury to the ulnar nerve at the elbow - when you hit your 'funny bone', you feel pain in your 4th and 5th fingers. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Fitzthum
222 Doctors shared insights

Finger Pain (Overview)

Definition is a FINGER that hurts -if concerned see an ORTHO HAND specialist


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Right hand pain. Sensitive skin upon touch. No trauma wrist rotation and use of hand painful all fingers hurt forearm pain when rotating wrist. Cause?

Right hand pain. Sensitive skin upon touch. No trauma wrist rotation and use of hand painful all fingers hurt forearm pain when rotating wrist. Cause?

Hand Pain: This is an unusua and complexl enough mix of symptoms that i'd say you should be seen by a hand doctor. That's not to say you need to worry about it, but some things just need to be seen in person. ...Read more

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Finger pain (Tip)

Live with the pain instead of for the pain. ...See more

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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

First verify the type of wart you have before deciding on treatment
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If you know it's a wart, use over-the-counter products as labelled
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If over-the-counter treatments don't work, see a dermatologist
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What are some treatments for finger joint pain?

What are some treatments for finger joint pain?

Rest when it hurts: The most important treatment for any problem is to find the cause & eliminate it. Overuse injuries (typing, texting, manually labor intensive jobs) require rest & good preventive measures. Initially 'rice'; (rest ice, compress & elevate). Long term use high grade omega-3 fatty acids w/ glucosamine & chondroiton as well as making sure vit. D levels are good. Nsaids & analgesics as a last resort. ...Read more

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Third finger pain and swelling after drinking. What is the cure? Pain in finger joint.

Third finger pain and swelling after drinking. What is the cure? Pain in finger joint.

Finger pain: You may have gout of the hand after drinking. See a rheumatologist for evaluation and cut down on the drinking. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Index finger pain. Typing hurts. How to prevent it?

Index finger pain. Typing hurts. How to prevent it?

Act. Modification: It sounds like you have exertional tendonitis or possibly early so called trigger finger (another type of tendonitis)
it could also be arthritis or a number of other diagnosis
if activity modification and nsaids don't help I would see your local hand surgeon for an evaluation which should include x-rays. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to medication for alleviating trigger finger pain and arthritis in both hands?

Are there any alternatives to medication for alleviating trigger finger pain and arthritis in both hands?

Phonophotesis: Phonophoresis is effective for trigger finger. Phonophotesis is application of a steroid gel by way of ultrasound. This is a physical medicine modality used by physiatrists (pm&r specialist). The steroid application can relieve the inflamed pulley system of the finger tendon. If this is not helpful then a hand surgeon consult is recommended. ...Read more

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Finger pain (Tip)

Living with back pain can be a pain in the back. ...See more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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Tips on preventing finger pain and damage while typing?

Tips on preventing finger pain and damage while typing?

Typing not a cause: The typing is not the cause of the pain. Have a rheumatologist look at your hands for an underlying cause. ...Read more

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Finger pain (Tip)

Turmeric is great for joint pain! ...See more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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What can I do for finger pain?

What can I do for finger pain?

Finger pain: Let your family doctor help u explore the causes & treat those. ...Read more

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I have finger pain the morning?

I have finger pain the morning?

Possible arthritis: Morning pain in the fingers can be a sign of arthritis. This could be a serious condition and would merit a visit to your physician. ...Read more

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Finger pain (Tip)

Desensitization is a great way to lessen incisional pain. ...See more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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I am experiencing finger pain.?

I am experiencing finger pain.?

More Info: There would be many possible causes. First you didn't say if it was the joint itself. Obviously, trauma would be a common cause. Arthritis and other inflammatory conditions can cause pain but I would expect swelling and warmth. More information is needed to give you a better answer ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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How much should I worry about finger pain?

Depends: On where it is and if it is associated with redness, swelling loss of motion. Need to be more specific. ...Read more

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Finger pain! What can I do? Its my mouse finger

Finger pain! What can I do? Its my mouse finger

Sprain or Trigger: Given your age the two most likley causes are a trigger finger or a sprain. If it is a trigger finger an injection can help. If it is a sprain rest, ice and time are the best solutions. I would see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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Are some people more prone to getting finger pain?

Finger pain: Common causes of finger pain include injury or trauma, such as bending your finger backward (hyperextension) or from repetitive use, such as long periods of keyboarding. More serious conditions, such as diabetes or a neck or spinal cord injury, can also cause pain or a burning sensation in your fingers. Sore joints in the fingers may be caused by arthritis, inflammation, and age-related wear. ...Read more

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What is the best medication to alleviate finger pain?

Various: You must first find out what is causing it. If it is arthritis, your physician may prescribe something like tylenol (acetaminophen) or alleve. If it is from gout another drug may be necessary. If you are a diabetic and it may be neuropathic pain, and a different drug may be necessary. As you can see, you must first find out what is causing the pain. ...Read more