Finger Pain is condition most people experience mainly due to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the medical explanation for this condition occurring is due to the healthy tissues being attacked by the body’s immune system. Feeling fatigued and losing appetite may be precursors to the condition setting in. A majority of people having finger pain complain of the pain in both their hands uniformly. While pain in the joints is the normal symptom and the joints in the fingers will be painful, an additional symptom could be feeling pain the chest when taking a deep breath.
HOW IS FINGER PAIN DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of finger pain depends on the symptoms. If there is a swelling and change in colour, the general physician may look for any trauma or accident causing finger pain. He or she may order for an X-ray to check for broken finger bones.
HOW IS FINGER PAIN TREATED?
Finger pain caused by cuts, scrapes, or burns will often heal without treatment. The doctor may prescribe pain medications for unexplained finger pain or pain caused by nerve, tissue, or muscle damage. Other treatment options, such as stitches, surgery, hand exercises, or special gear-like splints, may be necessary to completely relieve the pain.
DID YOU KNOW?
That there are 100 different forms of arthritis and RA is one of them and more than 2.1 million suffer from it in the US?