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Finger pain

Finger pain: Introduction

Pain can arise from a variety of causes ranging from accidental trauma to nerve conditions. Pain-like sensations often described as pins-and-needles, prickling or burning sensations are called paresthesias; see finger paresthesias. All pain or pain-like sensations need prompt medical investigation....more »

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Causes of Finger pain:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Finger pain. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Finger pain

Home Diagnostic Testing and Finger pain

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Causes of Types of Finger pain:

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Finger pain: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Finger pain, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Finger pain Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Finger pain

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Finger pain may include:

  • Traumeel tablets
  • Chamomile supplement or cream
  • Arnica supplement or cream
  • Echinacea supplement or cream
  • more treatments »

Stories from Users for Finger pain

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Message Boards for Finger pain

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Diagnostic tests for Finger pain:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Finger pain. Some of these are listed below :

  • General appearance - looking for bruising of the finger, deformity of finger, swelling of the finger, muscle wasting of hand and abnormal posture of the body.
  • Physical examination
    • May be necessary to examine a variety of joints including the cervical spine, shoulder, elbow , wrists and the various joints of the hand
    • Examine joints of hand for signs of arthritis including swelling, deformity, tenderness, reduced range of movement
    • Test muscle tone, power, reflexes and co-ordination of upper limbs
    • Test sensation of upper limbs ( including pain , touch , temperature and vibration sensation)
  • more tests...»

Finger pain: Animations

Finger pain: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Finger pain may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Finger pain

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Finger pain. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Finger pain: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Finger pain

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Finger pain: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Finger pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Finger pain:

The list of organs typically affected by Finger pain may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Finger pain

The list below shows some of the causes of Finger pain mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Finger pain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Finger pain. Of the 57 causes of Finger pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 6 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 52 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Finger pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Finger pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Finger pain Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Finger pain based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Finger pain?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Finger pain, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Finger pain:

    Subtypes of Finger pain:

    Knuckle pain (16 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Finger pain:

    Pain (6458 causes), Finger symptoms (1615 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Finger pain:

    Bleeding finger, Numb fingers (32 causes), Tingling fingers (36 causes), Hand pain (60 causes), Wrist pain (45 causes), Finger symptoms (1615 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Raynaud's disease (32 causes), Scleroderma, Vasculitis (65 causes), Peripheral vascular disease, Embolism, Nail disorders, Paronychia (11 causes), Tendon sheath infection, Pulp space infection, Cervical spondylosis

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    Medical News summaries about Finger pain

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Finger pain

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