How to deal with finger pain? Before giving the answer to the health headline, please think about your specific situation first:
Have you overused it recently? For example, long-term use of keyboard, mouse, mobile phone, etc.
Have you suffered any trauma before the finger pain? For example, he was hit by a hammer, a basketball, a door, etc.
How long has your finger been aching? Just appeared, or pain for a long time?
Apart from finger pain, are there any other abnormalities? For example, finger sensation is abnormal, red and swollen, unable to bend, etc.
How to do with finger pain?
Thinking about the above situations cannot immediately solve the pain problem, but one can understand one’s illness and know what to do next.
If the cause of joint pain is not clear and the condition is not urgent, the following steps can be followed first.
Step 1 Remove the ring from the painful finger
This is very important for finger pain caused by finger infection and trauma. Finger trauma, swelling often occurs after infection, and the ring will limit swelling and even compress finger arteries, causing finger ischemia and necrosis.
2. Cold compress painful fingers
Lower temperature can reduce tissue fluid exudation caused by inflammation and relieve edema and pain. However, for people suffering from Raynaud’s phenomenon (a rheumatic disease), cold compress cannot be applied, and low temperature may aggravate pain.
Step 3 Raise your painful finger a little higher
For finger pain with obvious inflammation and swelling, you can raise your finger high. The water goes lower, so does the blood of the body. When the arm naturally droops, more blood will accumulate in the pain area, and the swelling and pain will be more obvious.
Step 4 Consider taking painkillers
If the pain is obvious and affects the mood and life, over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen and aspirin can be considered.
However, it must be taken according to the dosage and usage in the instructions. For friends with gastric ulcer, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, severe liver and kidney insufficiency and other diseases, it is recommended to consult a doctor before considering whether to take it.
Note: The above treatment is a general analgesic method and is not suitable for all situations. The specific treatment depends on the situation.
5. Go to the hospital as soon as possible in these cases.
Finger pain is only a superficial phenomenon, causing pain for many reasons. When any of the following conditions occur, you should go to the orthopaedic clinic as soon as possible to clarify the cause:
- Finger pain after severe trauma; Finger pain and deformation at the same time; Unexplained finger pain lasts for more than one week; Finger pain, sensory abnormalities, numbness, etc. Even when resting, the pain is very severe. Fingers unable to straighten or bend; Finger pain, fever, finger redness and swelling.
Finger pain may be the cause of what?
The cause of finger pain can be light or heavy: it may only be that the mouse and mobile phone have been used too much recently, so it is good to have a rest. It may also be caused by serious diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, fracture, bone tumor, Raynaud phenomenon, cervical spondylosis, etc.
1. Overuse or minor trauma
The finger pain in these cases is well understood, for example, when playing basketball, the finger was hit by an incoming basketball; When driving nails, they were hit by a hammer. In the past two days, I have played more with my mobile phone and my thumb hurts. Recently, the keyboard and mouse are used a lot, and the index finger and middle finger hurt, etc.
These situations, through rest, painkillers, after a few days of mostly good. However, basketball impact, hammer hit, there is also the possibility of fracture, for pain is serious or not at ease, to the hospital to take an X-ray can mostly be ruled out.
Note: The following diseases may not be particularly common, but friends with finger pain must understand.
2. Rheumatoid arthritis
Typical wet arthritis is mostly manifested as bilateral joint pain, such as fingers, wrists, knees, foot joints, etc.
In addition to joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis also has [morning stiffness]: after getting up in the morning, joint stiffness usually lasts for more than 1 hour, and stiffness symptoms are relieved after a little activity.
Severe pain and swelling during rest may occur during acute attack of rheumatoid arthritis, which is often accompanied by systemic symptoms such as fatigue, fatigue, loss of appetite, weight loss, systemic soreness and fever. At this time, it is easy to be confused with infectious arthritis.
If finger pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis is suspected, it can be confirmed by rheumatoid factors, joint X-rays, etc. in the hospital.
3. Reynolds phenomenon
The main manifestation of Raynaud’s phenomenon is: after being stimulated by cold or tension, the skin of fingers or toes appears pale, purple and red one after another, accompanied by local chills and pain. These symptoms are relatively short, but often recur, frequently occurring in the early stage of connective tissue diseases such as systemic sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
After Renault phenomenon occurs, attention should be paid to keeping warm, preventing frostbite, avoiding skin damage, mental stress and overwork.
For friends who suspect that finger pain is caused by Raynaud’s phenomenon, they should go to Rheumatology and Immunology Department as soon as possible.
4. Cervical Spine Disease Causes Nerve Compression
When spinal canal stenosis and cervical spondylosis compress nerves, finger pain and numbness may also occur.
Gout, finger joint infection, osteoarthritis, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, polyneuritis and other diseases may also be manifested as finger pain.
How to prevent finger pain?
For finger pain caused by excessive use of mobile phones, mice, etc., the prevention method is, of course, to pay attention to rest and stop for a rest every 30 minutes.
For finger pain caused by other diseases, the most important thing is to find the root of the disease as soon as possible and solve the problem of finger pain from the source.