Finger Injuries are pretty common, especially within contact sports like handball and basketball. Although it’s rare that they are serious, and usually includes sprained joints or tendons, or a bone fracture.

The root joint of the thumb, is the most complex of them all, and luckily a very uncommon injury. Even if the patient is given proper treatment, it’ll still cause some trouble for a longer period of time.

Find your injury in the list below:

Prolapsed disc in the neck

  • Local pain at the site of the prolapse and possible radiating pain into one leg exacerbated by exertion.
  • Prickling sensations the area of nerve intervention (dermatome).
  • Svaghed i armen.
  • Reflexes may be altered.
  • Functional failure due to direct pressure on the nerves.

Chest/neck nerve impingement (Torasic outlet syndrom)

  • Pain in shoulder and neck.
  • Pain in arm.
  • Pain in hand.
  • Sleeping, pricking and stabbing sensations into the hand.
  • Skin color change in hand and arm.
  • Cold hand.
  • Weak pulse in arm and hand.
  • Weak gripping strength in hand.
  • A pounding sensation at the collar bone.
  • In the worst case a blood clot under the collar bone.

Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Possible sensation of sleeping fingers (“ants in your arm”).
  • Possible numbness in the hand.
  • “Flick sign” (shaking hands to “wake them up”).
  • Possible pain in the shoulder region (“proximal pain”).
  • Possible “clumsiness” – easy to drop things especially in the morning.
  • Possible tenderness in the forearm.
  • Disturbed night sleep due to pain / sleeping sensation.
  • Possible atrophy of thenar muscles.

Nerve irritation in the elbow (Ulnaris neuritis)

  • Burning sensation around the fourth and fifth finger.
  • May impair fine motor skills (dexterity) of fingers.
  • Pain in the wider part of the hand.
  • Often intense nocturnal pain that awakens the patient.
  • Weakness of the hand that dissipates when used.
  • Impairment of adduction and abduction (inward and outward movement) of the fingers (muscles interossei).
  • Possible atrophy of the thenar muscles.
  • Pinch grip weakened.