I'm 19 and for the last few months I have been having pain in my fingers. It only affects the pointer and middle finger on both hands, and occurs about 2-3 days a week. I wake up and my fingers hurt at the middle joint, and I have a hard time closing my hands. The fingers feel stiff and it has become nearly impossible to open jars. This tends to last all day, but improves as the day goes on. I haven't injured my hands recently, nor do I do a lot of repetitive work. The joints aren't swollen, they just ache when I move.
I know this isn't a replacement for going to see a doctor, but to have some idea of what this is would be nice.
Do your fingers get numb? Then it could be carpal tunnel, esp. if it gets worse at night. And it could also still be arthritis, even though you say they aren't swollen. Until you can get to a doctor, try taking some Advil.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.