Finger Pain: Potential Causes and Diagnostic Importance

Finger Pain: Potential Causes and Diagnostic Importance
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Dr. Ashraf Yassin and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,

 

I'm experiencing significant pain in my finger, and I'm having difficulty bending it. Do you think it's possible that it's broken? What should I do about it?

 

Answered by Dr. Ashraf Yassin

Hello,

Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.

 

It's possible that your finger is broken if there's a significant history of trauma to it. However, other conditions could also be causing your symptoms, such as acute inflammation like frostbite or septic inflammation, or chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. To accurately diagnose the issue, it's essential to be examined by a specialist. They may also request some lab work to further investigate the cause of your pain and limited mobility.

 

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Dr. Ashraf Yassin

Orthopedic Surgeon / Orthopedist


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