Finger Joint Pain and Swelling

It’s common that fingers get painful either by a trauma or disease. If finger joint pain is due to an injury then it’s because the injury affected your finger blood vessel, bone, muscle or joint. Yes, it starts with a swell and cause sever pain.

In case you hit your finger with an hammer or any other thing then pain and swelling caused is mostly due to bone fracture or bone injury. Not always the injury will be severs, small injuries need first aid and some time to heel. This is very common and it’s difficult to prevent.

Finger Joint Pain and Swelling Due to Disease

When you’re talking about finger joint pain disease then you’ve a list. Most commonly seen are:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Gout

Rheumatoid arthritis a finger joint disease which affects small joints in hands and feet. Wear-and-tear arthritis also known as Osteoarthritis affects only one joint hand or finger arthritis, but Rheumatoid arthritis affects both hands, wrists, ankles and fingers. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune system accidentally attacks your blood vessels. Sometimes this can also affect other parts of your body like skin, lungs and eyes. It’s more common in women and in adults after crossing 40.

Osteoarthritis, also known as wear-and-tear arthritis is common and caused when cartilage protecting bones wears down over time. It affects only one part of the body and experts say it has no cure. Anyway Osteoarthritis treatment helps to  slow down disease progress, reduce pain and help in functioning of joints.

Psoriatic arthritis is caused to those who’re affected with psoriasis disease. Psoriasis is a condition where skin become tops with silvery scales. In most people Psoriatic arthritis starts when they see these lesions on skin, in few others they start prior to lesions.
As soon as you see any indication of psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis meet your doctor as not treating can lead to disability.

Gout is most commonly see in Men but in Women also it may increase after menopause. Gout causes sudden and sever attacks of pain. You will sense like your toe is on fire. Mostly this will appear under your big toe. Unlike above diseases gout is treatable.

Symptoms of Finger Joint Pain and Swelling Diseases

  • Hand or finger becomes stiff and experience pain in joints.
  • If you experience pain in almost all small joints of hands and feet then it’s Rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
  • Flu like feeling.
  • Spin pain.
  • Numbness or pain for long time after sitting.
  • All joint pains.
  • Finger joint swelling with sever pain.
  • Finger joints that creaked when you move them.

Reason for causing this disease are Genetic factor, viral or bacterial infection or hormones.

Finger Joint Pain and Swelling (Rheumatoid arthritis pictures)

Resources:

  • http://www.webmd.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/guide/hand-and-finger-ra
  • http://www.mayoclinic.org
  • http://www.medicinenet.com/finger_pain/symptoms.htm

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