Sudden onset finger pain

Pain in the finger, which occurs suddenly. Acute finger pain can also have swelling. It is usually from a direct impact or force but also can be from a nerve issue. Sudden onset finger pain can also be due to infection. Strains, tears or ruptures to the tendons, ligaments can be of sudden onset.

Bone injuries can be from direct impact trauma or excessive force and can cause pain in the fingers. The nail or nail bed can also create sharp and shooting pains in the fingers and can also be with redness. Injuries with this symptom are listed below:
  • Sprained Finger

    Sprained Finger

    A sprained finger occurs when the finger is bent in some way causing damage to the ligaments which connect bones together. It is a common injury in ball games such as American football, basketball, cricket, handball etc.

  • Boutonniere Deformity

    Boutonniere Deformity

    A boutonniere deformity or button hole deformity is an injury to a tendon in one of the fingers, resulting in a deformed shape. This usually occurs after an impact to a bent finger.

  • Broken Finger

    Broken Finger

    A broken finger is a break or fracture in any one of the 3 small phalange bones which make up each finger.

  • Dislocated Finger

    Dislocated Finger

    A dislocated finger occurs when two of the finger bones, forming a joints become displaced injuring the ligaments and other soft tissue in the process.

  • Volar Plate Injury

    Volar Plate Injury

    The volar plate is a very thick ligament which joins two bones in the finger. A volar plate injury occurs when the finger is bent back the wrong way too far spraining or tearing the ligament.

  • Jersey Finger

    Jersey Finger

    Jersey finger is a tear of one of the flexor tendons in a finger. There are four tendons of the Flexor Digitorum Profundes muscle which pass into each of the fingers.

  • Hand & Finger Injuries

    Injuries to the hand and fingers are common in sports and must be taken seriously.  Injuries in this area can be very debilitating and if treated incorrectly they can have long term consequences in terms of hand and finger function.