Fingers Joint Pain? Painful joints of the fingers can be caused by rheumatic disease. However, do not rush to assume all the pain in the joints of the fingers and wrists are always caused by rheumatic diseases.
Rheumatism is a disease in which there is inflammation of the inside of the joint capsule due to the abnormal antibodies that actually attack the body itself, the joint capsule. Rheumatic disease is primarily attacks the joints of the fingers and wrist. However, the common rheumatic disease affects more than three joints as well as the right and left hands symmetrically at the same time. Rheumatic fever is extremely rare cause of pain in only one joint only.
Common Causes Of Fingers Joint Pain
There are several other diseases that often causes joint pain in the hand than the rheumatic diseases, ie diseases trigger finger, de Quervain’s disease, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The three disease more often affects women than men.
Diseases caused by trigger finger fingers pinched muscles in the palm of your hand. Typical symptoms are pain in the base of the fingers, especially if your fingers are used for grasping. Fingers are like “stuck” when folded and feels pain when straightened out again.
De Quervain’s disease arising from the pinched thumb muscles. Pain felt in the wrist area next to the base of the thumb. The pain arises when worn hands grasping or lifting something, such as scoop for bathing.
Other causes of pain in the fingers is Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is caused by pinched nerve median nerve in the wrist. CTS symptoms are more prominent than pain is a bold and tingling in the thumb, index, middle and ring finger; pinkie finger did not experience such symptoms.
Once again, all three of the above disease is much more common cause of joint pain fingers and wrists than rheumatism and gout.