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If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

  • An injury to your finger, hand, or wrist: Go to the topic Finger, Hand, and Wrist Injuries.
  • Injury from cold exposure: Go to the topic Cold Temperature Exposure.
  • Sudden hand swelling: Go to the topic Allergic Reaction.
  • A fingernail problem or injury: Go to the topic Nail Problems and Injuries.
  • A rash on your hands: Go to the topic Rash, Age 11 and Younger or Rash, Age 12 and Older.
  • Swelling of your hand and you are pregnant: Go to the topic Pregnancy-Related Problems.

Do you have pain or stiffness in your finger, hand, or wrist?

Do you have swelling in your finger, hand, or wrist?

Do you have numbness or tingling in your finger, hand, or wrist?

Do you have pale, white, blue, or cold fingers or hands?

Did you have or do you now have weakness or decreased movement or strength in a finger, hand, or wrist?

Do you have signs of infection in your finger, hand, or wrist?

Do you have a finger or thumb that snaps, pops, or locks during normal movement?

Do you have a lump or bump on your finger, hand, or wrist?

If a visit to a health professional is not needed immediately, see the Home Treatment section for self-care information.


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Last Updated: October 11, 2012
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