Finger pain can be challenging. We use our hands almost continuously — to brush our teeth, 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. From the bones to muscles and joints, various conditions can adversely affect the fingers.
Arthritis is one of the most common causes of finger pain and refers to the inflammation or degeneration 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, or feel a grating or grinding in the joints. Medical treatments may not cure arthritis but can alleviate the symptoms.
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