Ouch! What's up with my finger?
June 1, 2011 10:22 AM Subscribe
What's wrong with my finger? Pain since December.
posted by rainygrl716 to Health & Fitness (11 answers total)
I've been having pretty severe pain in my right pointer finger near the joint. It's bad enough to wake me up at night and aches all day throughout the day. The pain seems localized in the joint the meets my hand (the lowest joint, I am not familiar with the terminology) but sometimes it seems like it travel up to the second joint on my index finger as well).
Anyway, I've been to my regular doctor who took x-rays in January. Didn't see any inflammation. She did see a white area in the place I am complaining about pain but the radiologist she sent the x-ray to said it was nothing.
I've seen an orthopedic specialist twice. He looked at my x-rays and said there was no abnormalities. The second visit he said he's referring me to a nerologist to do a nerve conduction test.
I've yet to make that appointment but in the mean time I've been wearing a hand brace designed for people with carpal tunnel. It has not helped the pain in any way whatsoever. What does help the pain is stretching the finger as far as I can toward my pinky. If I try to go the other way it is such intense pain it will almost take my breath away.
Has anyone had similar pain without any obvious reasons? I take NSAIDs to help the pain but it's not cutting it lately. Nothing I do at work seems to necessarily aggravate the pain. It doesn't seem like one specific motion is doing it. I wake up and it hurts and it just stays that way, with periods of intense pain, and periods of a more dull ache.