Finger Pain

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Finger pain can be caused by disease or injury affecting any of the structures in the finger including the bones, muscles, joints, tendons, blood vessels, or connective tissues. Pain is a feature of joint inflammation (arthritis) that may occur in the joints of the finger bones. Injuries such as bruises, dislocations, and fractures of bone are all common causes of finger pain. Tumors of the structures in the finger are a very rare cause of finger pain. Certain conditions such as diabetes can cause damage to the nerves, resulting in pain, numbness, or tingling of the arms and legs. This phenomenon, known as peripheral neuropathy, can also sometimes cause finger pain.

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