Pain in Pinky Finger Joint

Pain in Pinky Finger Joint

Pain in pinky finger joint. Inflammation due to arthritis or infections can cause finger joint pain. In addition, injury sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures can cause pain in the joint in your pinky finger.

How Do I Prevent Pain?

Many factors influence pain. Some people don’t develop pain for a number of reasons, especially when injured, but others do, such as:

  • Diseases such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and fibrositis
  • Physical stress
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Smoking
  • Physical activity
  • Age
  • Your gender

Prevention is the best protection against pain. If you exercise regularly, you’re less likely to develop pain. Keep an ear to the ground when you’re around others who have pain. Use a pain management program to help you control the pain, such as a walking or yoga routine.

What Can Help?

Many people find relief from yoga by using relaxation techniques during practice. For example, you could sit quietly, close your eyes and hold your breath. Do it for 30 seconds.

Meditation or chanting techniques may also help relieve pain. There are also many ways to relax the muscles of your neck or spine. The following techniques may help reduce the pain of a painful condition:

Breathing techniques (especially slow deep breaths)

Staying still (even if you are sitting up)

The following may also help:

  • Lacing your toes (especially with light contact exercise)
  • Playing a relaxing music
  • Swimming in a body of water with cool, flowing water
  • Playing an appropriate song to relax your neck

How Long Will It Take?

You may be able to lessen pain in your pinky finger for weeks, months or even years without experiencing any noticeable improvement. It may take up to a year before pain subsides completely and you have no pain in your pinky finger or elbow. To lessen the pain, you may need to increase the amount of muscle control in your pinky finger. A physical therapist can help you develop exercises to maintain normal muscle control.

Pain management is a lifelong process that begins with lifestyle changes. For help with your physical and mental health, contact Your Pain Management Specialist. They can help you find the right care and treatment plan for your condition.