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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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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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