Hand or Finger Pain

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

This can be either part of or the whole hand or fingers and can be one sided or affect both the left and right hand or fingers. The pain may be pressing, sharp, burning or dull in nature.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Recent weight loss

  • Peripheral cyanosis

  • Swelling of the affected area

  • Numbness / sensory disorder

Possible causes

  • Raynaud's disease

    This is a disorder of unknown origin where there is decreased blood flow to the fingers from blood vessel spasm. Initially, the fingers turn pale when exposed to the cold, then subsequently become swollen, painful and red when warmed.

  • Chronic pain

    Pain that is ongoing and usually lasts longer than six months. This type of pain can continue even after the injury or illness that caused it has healed or gone away. It interferes with daily life and can lead to depression and anxiety.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

    An inflammatory disease affecting multiple joints, especially in the hands and feet. The cause is autoimmunity (body's immune system attacking itself).

  • Hyperuricemia

  • Ganglion cyst
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Paronychia
  • Muscle cramps of all 4 limbs

  • Cancer pain
  • Tetany

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have finger pain?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have any joint pain?

  • Is the affected area red?

  • Is the affected area swollen?

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Rheumatology & Allergy

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