Top
10
Doctor insights on: Why Do My Ring Finger Joints Lock

Share
1

1
If i make a fist, my ring finger joint to wrist across the palm hurts. Does anyone know what kind of injury i have?

If i make a fist, my ring finger joint to wrist across the palm hurts. Does anyone know what kind of injury i have?

Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
1,189 doctors shared insights

Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


2

2
My finger joints lock ?

My finger joints lock ?

Trigger fingers: Locking fingers in flexion as in making a fist r due 2 flexor tendons that have some swelling ; when they pass under the pulleys that guide ur tendons during motion they pop through the pulleys ; trap them in flexion. There r treatments available so c a hand surgeon 4 evaluation. ...Read more

3

3
I had an accident and fell resulting in cutting my middle finger ;requiring 6-8 stiches; my ring finger has been burning at the last joint to tip?

I had an accident and fell resulting in cutting  my middle finger ;requiring 6-8  stiches; my ring finger has been burning at the last joint to tip?

Likely nerve injury: Sounds like a nerve injury, which are common. Is the burning in the same finger that was cut? If so, you likely cut the nerve in the process. If not, you may have crushed the nerve at the same time you got the cut. Usually, these nerve injuries heal with time, but can take months. You should have your doctor take a look, however. ...Read more

4

4
Broke my ring finger when I was 18 (42 now) and knuckle has always been larger and crooked, but never hurt.. Suddenly the joint is stiff and painful?

Broke my ring finger when I was 18 (42 now) and knuckle has always been larger and crooked, but never hurt..  Suddenly the joint is stiff and painful?

Arthritis: You may be developing arthritic inflammation in the injured joint, however, if the pain is acute with a warm and tender joint, there may be bursitis, tendinitis or even osteomyelitis (doubtful without an acute penetrating injury ). May take Motrin to relieve some of the inflammation and schedule an exam with a rheumatologist or a hand surgeon (plastic or orthopedic) you will need x-Ray of the hand ...Read more

5

5
What causes my right ring finger joint to hurt ?

What causes my right ring finger joint to hurt ?

I just counted: There are 3 joints: closer to the hand, the next one called proximal interphalangeal joint, then there is the one near the fingernail, the distal interpharyngeal joint. Likely, arthritis is the cause of your discomfort. ...Read more

8

8
My middle finger only has been numb for weeks. It's only on the side next to my ring finger and only from the second joint to the tip. Cause?

My middle finger only has been numb for weeks.  It's only on the side next to my ring finger and only from the second joint to the tip.  Cause?

Nerves?: Are you wearing a ring on the finger next to it? It sounds like you may have injured the nerve on the finger next to it just from bumping into the ring every day. Try a few days with the ring off and see if it improves. If you're not wearing a ring, did you have any injuries to the finger? Hope it gets better for you! ...Read more