What other symptoms might occur with a swollen finger or fingers?

If your finger is swollen, you may have other symptoms that vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. For example, swelling due to an infection may be accompanied by fever and chills as well as redness and warmth around the affected area.

Symptoms that may occur along with a swollen finger

Finger swelling may occur with other symptoms including:

  • Bruising or other discoloration

  • Chills

  • Fatigue

  • Fever

  • Lumps or bumps along the finger

  • Numbness or tingling from nerve compression

  • Painful or tender areas

  • Pus-filled cracks or lacerations

  • Reduced range of motion or movement in a joint

  • Stiffness

  • Swollen joints

Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition

In some cases, a swollen finger may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care if you, or someone you are with, have finger swelling along with other serious symptoms including:

  • High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)

  • Inability to move the finger

  • Severe pain

  • Visual deformity
INTRODUCTION

What is a swollen finger?

A swollen finger is a sign of fluid buildup or inflammation of the tissues or joints of the finger. Finger swelling can result from serious infections, inflammation, trauma, and other abnormal processes.

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CAUSES

What causes a swollen finger or fingers?

A swollen finger can be due to injury or trauma, infection, inflammatory conditions, and other abnormal processes. In some cases, a swollen finger is a symptom of a serious condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting, such as a broken bone or bacterial infection.

Injury-related causes of a swollen finger or fingers

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Medical Reviewer: Cynthia Haines, MD Last Annual Review Date: Aug 11, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

This Article is Filed Under: Bones, Joints and Muscles, Osteoporosis


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