Index Finger Pain – Causes and Solution
Finger pain hindering your daily activities? Find the causes & treatments
Finger pain can cause tingling and a prickling feeling as if someone were lightly touching your fingers with a needle. Sometimes the sensation can feel slightly burning. Finger pain may affect your ability to perform a simple task such as picking things up. And you may feel clumsy, or like you’ve lost strength in your hands. Finger pain can range from a symptom that occurs occasionally to something that impairs your ability to perform daily tasks. But whatever your symptoms, noninvasive treatments are often available.
Some causes of pain in the fingers could be:
The nerves in your body are responsible for transmitting messages to and from your brain. If the nerves are compressed, damaged, or irritated, numbness can occur. Examples of conditions known to cause finger pain include:
- Arthritis, the breakdown of cartilage in the joint that causes inflammation with pain, stiffness, and swelling.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome, pressure on the nerve in the wrist, or other nerve problems causing numbness and pain in the hand and fingers.
- Raynaud phenomenon, a condition that results in blocked blood flow to the fingers when it is cold.
- Trigger finger, when a swollen finger tendon makes it hard to straighten or bend your finger.
- Dupuytrens contracture, which causes tissue in the palm of the hand to become tighter. This makes it hard to straighten the fingers.
- De Quervain tenosynovitis, which is pain in the tendons along the thumb side of the wrist from overuse.
Painalog’s 3D analytics helps identify the 3 muscles as trigger points that could cause this pain and shows the video on how to locate them. It also shows us how to do self-massage and how to stretch them. If you are experiencing this kind of body pain you can see the solutions below: