Finger Joint Pain

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Tomohiro Hamahata

Tomohiro Hamahata, MD

Orthopedic surgery

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Finger joint pain is a feature of joint inflammation that may occur in the joints of the finger bones, which may be dull or burning in nature.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Swelling of the affected area

  • Numbness / sensory disorder

  • Muscle pain (myalgia)

Possible causes

  • 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).

  • Tenosynovitis

    Tendons are structures of cartilage that connect muscle to bone. Tenosynovitis occurs when the layer/tunnel around the tendon becomes inflamed. Causes include overuse or repetitive strain on the tendon.

  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Scleroderma
  • Mallet finger

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Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have pain in the knuckles or finger joints?

  • Do you feel any weakness in your arms or legs?

  • Is the affected area red?

  • Is the affected area swollen?

  • Do you feel any numbness or change in sensation?

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