Since the fingers are used for our everyday activities, they are at a high risk of injuries and accidents. Finger pain caused by injuries and accidents can limit our ability to perform simple tasks such as typing on a computer, cooking, and brushing the teeth. May people wonder what is the primary cause of finger pain? Is it arthritis or perhaps a fracture? Additionally, how can you reduce the pain and perform everyday activities with ease? Here is some of the most important information to know about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for finger pain.
Symptoms of Finger Pain
Here are the top symptoms for generic finger pain. Anyone experiencing these symptoms in the fingers should seek help from a physician.
- Excessively hot or cold fingers
- Change in color
Causes of Finger Pain
There can be many causes of finger pain, but top on the list is finger pain that results from injuries. Nearly everyone injures a finger at some point. Some of the top ways people can injure their fingers include:
- Playing sports, especially football, soccer, tennis, or baseball
- Performing everyday home tasks such as cleaning, cooking, gardening, etc.
- Getting into a fistfight or punching something
- Extensive typing
Injuries caused by any of the above activities can range from a small cut or bruise to broken finger bones. Not all finger pain is caused by injuries. In fact, certain medical conditions can be the cause of finger pain. These include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger
- Reynaud’s phenomenon
General Treatment for Finger Pain
Depending on the severity and the cause of the finger pain, simple home remedies can be done to reduce the pain. This includes resting the fingers or/and applying ice cubes to the affected finger to lessen the inflammation and pain. Avoiding activities that trigger the pain such as typing or playing certain sports can also minimize the pain. Over-the-counter medications can also help in reducing the pain. In severe cases, surgery is recommended.
Chiropractic Treatment for Finger Pain
Another solution to restore normal function of the fingers can be accomplished using a specific joint manipulation procedure by a trained expert. Chiropractic treatment is commonly used to treat the joints and muscles of the body. Chiropractors identify and correct the source of the problem rather than eliminating the symptoms. Chiropractors make adjustments by applying pressure with their hands to the area of the spine and body that are out of alignment.
Your First Visit with a Chiropractor
A qualified and licensed chiropractor will review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, and perform a physical examination at your initial visit. Sometimes they also ask for blood tests, x-rays, and MRI scans to check for any underlying problems. Your chiropractor will not only address your symptoms, but also identify the root cause of the pain and perform the proper chiropractic techniques to relieve your pain.
Contact us today at Horst Chiropractic for additional information. Dr. Horst performs specific and gentle adjustments to the misaligned hand or bones of the finger to restore its functionality and provide relief. He will perform a thorough examination and provide treatment for the problem from the root up, giving patients long-term relief from pain.