Just the mention of a finger getting squashed in a door or getting pounded by a hammer is enough to make most people cringe. The throbbing pain of a smashed finger is highly unpleasant, to say the least. Assuming you've extricated the finger this would be step onethere are a few things you can do to alleviate your excruciating pain.
Swelling happens when part of your body — such as the organs, skin, or muscle — enlarges. It usually happens because of inflammation or fluid buildup in the body part. Swelling can be internal or affect outer skin and muscles.
We respect your privacy. But when your thumbs ache, the smallest of everyday tasks, from turning a doorknob to pulling up a zipper to gripping a cell phone, can become a real pain. And with baby boomers aging into their sixites, thumb arthritis is a growing concern.
It often results from an accident or a medical condition. However, unexplained finger pain can be a sign of a more serious medical condition. The most common cause of finger pain is a hand injury.
Thumb arthritis is common with aging and occurs when cartilage wears away from the ends of the bones that form the joint at the base of your thumb — also known as the carpometacarpal CMC joint. Thumb arthritis can cause severe pain, swelling, and decreased strength and range of motion, making it difficult to do simple tasks, such as turning doorknobs and opening jars. Treatment generally involves a combination of medication and splints.
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I am a 30 year old woman with no history of family illness. For the last couple of weeks I have noticed that my fingers have felt swollen and are throbbing. I mainly notice this when I'm going to bed at night.