Why is the tip of my finger swollen?

Swollen Finger

Inflammation on the finger tips may be caused by various reasons such as the following.

  • Fluid buildup
  • Serious infection
  • Trauma to the fingertips tissue
  • Due to Fluid retention by Pregnancy or Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy due to excessive use of fingertips mostly by typing
  • Inadequate blood flow to the tips
  • In Arthritis patients
  • Auto-Immune diseases like
  • Scleroderma
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Raynaud’s phenomenon
  • Due to insects’ bites
  • Repetitive stresses to fingers
  • Fracture of finger
  • Sprains in finger

 Inflammation or swellings of the finger tips can be exacerbated by the following symptoms:

  • Lumps in the fingertips
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Numbness
  • Tingled finger due to nerve compression
  • Tenderness in the fingertips
  • Joint stiffness
  • Swelling of the joints
  • Decreased ability to move finger joints
  • Laceration
  • Decreased joint fluid (synovial fluid)
  • Severe pain
  • Fever

In serious conditions visual impairment may occur.

Potential solutions may involve soaking the finger in Epsom salt soak, turmeric powder paste, and tree tea oil. Massage may help in easing swelling and pain. For severe cases, a doctor’s advice should be sought.