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Finger pain can be challenging. We use our hands almost continuously—to brush teeth, to drive, type, pick up objects, turn the pages of a book, eat, and so much more. Experiencing pain in the fingers or hands can disrupt our ability to perform daily tasks. The hands and fingers are complex; from the bones to muscles and joints, various conditions can adversely affect the hands. There are many causes of finger pain.

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1. Arthritis

Arthritis is one of the most common causes of finger pain and refers to the inflammation of one or more joints in the body. The condition commonly affects finger joints, causing them to become inflamed and swollen. Some people develop cysts on their fingers as a result, or feel a grating or grinding in their joints. Medical treatments may not cure arthritis but can alleviate symptoms.

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