Fingers

Each of our hands has 14 finger bones and 30 distinct muscles, along with a small army of tendons. Together, fingers carry out an endless list of tasks—working as a team or individually—from forcefully grasping a pullup bar to delicately threading a needle.

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6 Causes of Cold Fingers
When you have cold fingers, they may feel nearly frozen, with a sharp pins-and-needles sensation. You may notice swelling, color changes, and numbness. And you may not be able to feel anything with your fingertips. Learn about the 6 most common causes.

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Jammed Finger: Causes & Treatments
When you jam your finger, you're injuring the ligaments and bones of your finger. Symptoms include pain, swelling, redness, and impaired function and mobility of the injured finger. Learn how to treat it.

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Top 10 Reasons for Swollen Fingers
Are your fingers swollen in the morning? Is it difficult to remove your rings? Learn about the top 10 causes of swollen fingers and relief options.

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Dislocated Finger Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Options
Finger dislocation occurs when the bones of the finger are moved from their normal position; most often in the middle knuckle of the little, ring, middle, or index finger.

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Swollen Index Finger: Causes & Common Questions
Are you experiencing index finger pain and swelling? This condition may occur after a traumatic injury to the hand, a nail infection, or arthritis. A fracture or dislocation can cause bruising and index finger joint pain that will need immediate medical care.

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Finger Pain: Why You Might Have Finger Pain & When to See a Doctor
Understand your finger pain symptoms, including 10 causes & common questions.

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Thumb aches and pains

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  • Thumb pain may be accompanied by stiffness, difficulty gripping, swelling, and more, and causes range from trauma to infections and diseases. Read more to learn about thumb pain, causes, possible treatments, and more.

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Fingernail Pain Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your fingernail pain symptoms, including 2 causes & common questions.

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Pain in the Middle Knuckle of Your Finger: Symptoms & Causes

Pain in the middle knuckle of the finger is usually caused by trauma from an injury or inflammation of the joints within the hand. Rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis can cause swelling and knuckle pain.

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Brittle Fingernails Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand brittle fingernails symptoms, including 7 causes & common questions.

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Thumb Pain Near the Fingernail: Symptom & Causes

There are two main issues that may be causing your thumb pain if it's occurring near the fingernail. Learn how to treat it.

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