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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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.
Raynaud’s phenomenon (Raynaud’s syndrome) causes your fingers and toes to feel cold. It happens when you get less blood flow to your extremities. It usually improves when you warm them back up.
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.
Paronychia is when the skin around your nails gets infected. It is caused by bacteria or yeast. The skin around the nail might get red, swollen, painful, and become filled with pus. Most cases get better in less than a week if treated.
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.
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.
Understand your finger pain symptoms, including 10 causes & common questions.
When only one hand is tingling it is usually a sign of a pinched nerve. If the hand is under stress or repeatedly being used in the same position, carpal tunnel syndrome is a likely cause. But tingling in the left hand that suddenly extends to the arm and jaw could be a sign of a heart attack.

Thumb aches and pains

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

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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