Painful Fingers Evaluation
The evaluation of finger pain begins with a history and physical examination.
Physical findings in someone with finger pain may include:
- Impaired circulation to the fingers
- Inability to move the finger normally
- Bruising or swelling
- Pain with motion
- Tenderness over the finger
- Finger numbness
- Finger redness
- Finger laceration
- Finger abrasion
Finger injuries may involve injuries to a fingernail.
Tests that may be used to evaluate finger pain include:
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