Arthritis in the finger

A disorder that appears as a result of various diseases. That is why it is necessary to find out the reasons for its appearance, and prescribe timely treatment.

Pain in the ring finger is a common ailment, which often indicates rheumatoid arthritis, severe damage to the cervical vertebrae, or carpal tunnel syndrome. However, it is worth remembering that there are many more reasons that can cause pain in the finger. Most often, discomfort occurs after 40-45 years. The nature of the pain in the ring finger can be determined only by a highly qualified doctor.

Etiology [causes]

The manifestation of isolated cases of sore fingers, after a long sleep or with a long stay at rest, are not a cause for concern. Since this is a natural reaction of nerve endings. However, if such a phenomenon occurs systematically and is accompanied by other symptoms, then this is indicative of various pathologies.

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is accompanied by burning pain and frequent tingling, in addition, these sensations are intensified with intense physical exertion. Over time, discomfort manifests itself in other fingers. In addition, edema and cyanosis appear on the palm, mainly at night.

Damage to the cervical region

Abnormalities in the cervical region are found in both men and women. In case of damage to the cervical vertebrae, all fingers of the hands may hurt, in particular, this concerns the ankle phalanges of the finger. Often it hurts the ring finger on the right hand, as is the pinching of several fibers. A feature of this disorder is constant weakness in the hand.

Arthritis in the finger

Dislocated fingers

Dislocation is one of the most common causes of increased pain, with the phalanx protruding from the joint. When injuring pain appears abruptly, and when you try to move, the discomfort only intensifies.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is accompanied not only by painful sensations, but also by redness, swelling, and acute inflammation in the joints. This type of arthritis develops simultaneously in two hands. The skin in the affected areas, over time, becomes dry, and pathology progresses mainly in the morning. This disease is characterized by rapid development, so it is very important to seek medical help in a timely manner, as the disease can lead to limb deformities.

Gouty arthritis

Gouty arthritis is not only characteristic of the legs, but also quickly affects the bones of the limbs. The violation is diagnosed mainly in men, women tend to it much less and tolerate it more easily. In pathology, pain develops quickly and intensively, it is very difficult to remove it. Gouty arthritis is characterized by fever, inflammation and discomfort in the joints. The patient complains of a constant burning sensation. And the disease is enhanced by the use of animal fats and medications from hypertension. To confirm the diagnosis, it is necessary to undergo a primary and secondary examination.

Psoriatic arthritis

About 6% of people who apply to a specialist suffer from such a violation. There is this kind of discomfort after strong nervous shocks of a psychosomatic nature. Often the pathology is accompanied by aching pain, and with the progression of acute inflammation appears. In the treatment of physicians are actively using hormones.


If the ring finger on the left arm hurts, then this is a direct sign of cartilage wear. In the first stage of the pathology, when the fingers are flexed, a spasm appears, then the finger joint hurts. When you try physical activity, discomfort only increases, moreover, stiffness is most often manifested in the morning. Most often, the disease manifests itself after injuries or reloading of the joint.

Pain can be removed with the help of special gymnastics, and some drugs based on paracetamol.

Vascular diseases

In case of violations in the vessels, the blood flow decreases, respectively, the blood circulation is completely disturbed. This development of the disease can cause:

  • Paleness in the limbs;
  • Nail thickening;
  • Constant numbness.

The main cause of vascular disease are constant exercise.

Panaritium is an acute inflammatory disorder that occurs as a result of infection through minor damage to the upper layers of the epidermis. So, getting into the body, the infection quickly spreads over the dermis, forming puffiness.

Symptoms of felon include:

  • Persistent puffiness;
  • Redness;
  • Burning;
  • Suppuration.

With the manifestation of the primary signs, it is necessary as soon as possible to seek help from a therapist to avoid the transition of felon to deeper tissues. The disease is treated both with medicines based on tsiprolet and surgical intervention.


Polycythemia triggers an increase in the level of platelets, leukocytes and erythrocytes in the blood, for this reason fingers suffer. An obvious symptom of polycythemia, is the constant numbness and soreness of the fingers of the right hand.

Arthritis in the finger

Other reasons

The unpleasant sensations in the ring fingers can also be disturbed for such reasons:

  • Hypovitaminosis. An acute lack of vitamins, leads to disruption of the cartilage tissue and causes pain in the limbs.
  • Bad habits: smoking, alcohol abuse and systematic use of genetically modified foods;
  • Circulatory disorders due to cramped accessories;
  • Prolonged exposure to cold can cause frostbite.

Treatment of discomfort occurs depending on the type of the disease and the individual characteristics of the organism.

Doctors and diagnostics

Why the finger on a hand hurts, the therapist can reveal. It is he who can determine the cause of the violation and identify its origin, if necessary, he can refer to a specialist to establish an accurate diagnosis and carry out all necessary procedures. These may be the following doctors:

  1. Rheumatologist – is a narrow specialist in the field of tissues, joints.
  2. The surgeon can provide prompt assistance after testimony to solve the problem promptly.
  3. A neurologist provides assistance if the nature of the pathology is caused by neurological disorders.
  4. Traumatologist will advise and prescribe treatment for a mechanical disorder.
  5. A hematologist can help if the heart condition is a cardiovascular disorder.


To avoid the development of the disease or to prevent it, it will be enough to turn to simple gymnastic exercises, proper nutrition and systematic rest. In addition, do not forget about regular physiotherapy.

Arthritis in the finger

Discomfort in the ring finger can be caused by a variety of reasons, to avoid complications, timely, qualified professional help is needed.


When writing the article, the rheumatologist used the following materials:

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