Swollen fingers can develop for a variety of reasons, including a medical condition such as arthritis, an injury such as a broken bone, or even a hot day. It’s the body’s natural healing response to extra fluid and blood in the fingers and can cause you to feel uncomfortable and/or unable to completely move your fingers. While it can sometimes be painful, swollen fingers are common and can be treated right at home.
Try these methods for reducing swelling in your fingers:
Be sure to move your hand and fingers regularly to help pump fluid back into your body. If your swelling does not reduce after trying the methods above, contact a hand specialist as soon as possible. Your swelling may be a result of an infection. Prolonged swelling could potentially result in long term stiffness or even nerve damage, so don’t delay treatment.
Find a hand surgeon near you to discuss the best treatment options.