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Swelling fingers are a sign of fluid buildup or swelling in the tissues or joints of the fingers. Generally, swelling fingers can be caused by overall fluid resistance, such as during premenstrual syndrome or pregnancy.

But some cases of swelling finger, especially if accompanied by pain can be an indication of symptoms of the disease.

Swelling Finger Treatment

Causes Swelling Fingers

1. Swelling Fingers Infection

Infection in the wrist, or fingers can cause swelling, which depends on the severity of the infection. Infection is more susceptible to occur when the finger skin is damaged thereby allowing microorganisms, especially bacteria, to enter the underlying tissue. In addition, infection will be more likely if the injured hand keeps in contact with various substances and surfaces (fomites) that contain bacteria.

2. Finger Dislocation

Finger dislocation is a shift from one or more finger bones due to joint injury. Now one of the symptoms of this finger dislocation is the swelling of your fingers. Fingers that are dislocated will usually look abnormal and difficult to move.

3. Lymphedema

Lymphedema is swelling that occurs in certain parts of the body such as the arm or upper leg caused by disruption of the back flow of lymph vessels that are not drained properly.

Although lymphedema has several causes, the signs and symptoms are almost the same, such as: stiff skin, decreased sensitivity of the limbs, and swelling that commonly occurs on the fingers and toes as well as your arms and legs continuously straightening.

4. Finger Edema

Edema is a buildup of fluid under the skin that can affect the condition of the feet, ankles, face or hands. This condition has many causes, including very high consumption of sodium, side effects of drugs, congestive heart failure, and liver or kidney disease. There is no drug available for edema; However, taking diuretics can help relieve swelling.

5. Finger Swelling caused by arthritis

Swollen fingers can be caused by arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that causes arthritis, resulting in pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints. Rheumatism is caused by autoimmune disorders. The body parts that are usually affected are the hands, wrists, legs, knees, and fingers.

6. Sprained Finger

A sprained finger occurs when the ligaments that connect and support the bones and joints of the finger are damaged. Sprained fingers are very common and can be very painful, swollen, and difficult to move. Symptoms of sprained finger include redness, swelling, increase in pain when attempting to move or use the finger, inability to straighten, extend, or bend the finger, throbbing, especially when allowing the finger to rest or when hanging at a person’s side and bruising.

7. Broken Finger

Broken fingers (finger fractures) are one of the most common injuries of the hand. Usually, a broken finger is caused by trauma to the finger.

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8. Other Diseases

Finger swelling can also be caused by other factors related to your daily habits, such as; eating too much salt, the effect of insect bites, air temperature, food allergies, rashes, the effect of consuming drugs and so forth.

Swelling Finger Treatment

Swelling finger treatment plan will be determined based on the severity of swelling finger.

Swelling finger home treatment include apply ice for 15 minutes each hour to bring down the swelling. If you don’t have ice, you can soak the finger in cold water instead. Keep your finger elevated above chest level. Take an over-the-counter pain.

If the swelling finger caused by an infection, you maybe prescribed antibiotic.

If the finger looks like it’s out of the joint, don’t pull on it. Instead, keep the finger in place by splinting it. A splint is a piece of metal or foam that wraps around your finger and keeps it in place. Holding your finger still with buddy splinting to prevents you from injuring it further.

For more serious injuries or persist finger swelling despite the home treatment, please consult our hand specialist for further treatment.

After the injury has healed, exercise or physical therapy can help you regain full motion of the affected finger. To strengthen the finger, you can practice making a fist, squeezing a ball, or holding objects in your hand.

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