health conditions


Question by  peterjmg (13)

Why does it hurt my finger to make a fist?

It is very painful but I don't remember injuring my finger.


Answer by  mg (219)

You may have a condition such as "trigger finger," where the tendon gets caught when attempting to flex the finger. You would need to check with an orthopedist.


Answer by  NYCCDC (311)

You could have had some kind of minor trauma (hyperextension, hit against something, etc) that caused inflammation in the joints. Additionally you may have cut it and have a localized infection causing swelling. If swollen try ice at 15 min durations a few times a day. Otherwise get it checked.


Answer by  SallyJ64 (3121)

You might have jammed it and not realized it (or have done it in your sleep). If it doesn't go away get it checked out.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

You may be getting arthritis and that is very painful and there are no signs that you are getting it one day it is just there.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

There might be a start of arthritis or maybe a damaged joint. See a doctor and find out what this is happening. Try to excerise your fingers and hands during the day. Open and close them and make a fist.


Answer by  Huntress (1935)

It sounds like it could be a sprain. The other option could be arthritis. For now I would suggest some Advil and perhaps wrap your finger with a bandage to remind you to be careful using it. Many sprains we don't feel until after the fact. If it doesn't get better within three days see your doctor.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well if your finger is hurting, then it could mean that the bone is very fragile. Otherwise it should not hurt and there could be some serious problem with your nerve endings. Go to the doctor.


Answer by  Dreamlight (856)

You'll want to consult with your doctor or trusted friend, but a couple things I can think of are arthritis and a blood vessel popping. Neither one is serious.

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