What does it mean when your index finger knuckle hurts?

The most common cause of knuckle pain is arthritis. Arthritis is a disease that causes inflammation of the joints, including the knuckles. This inflammation can result in pain, stiffness, and swelling. A person with arthritis usually feels pain with active use of their hands followed by a dull ache afterward.

Why does my knuckle hurt after playing guitar?

Joint pains can result from irritated nerves from the neck. The joints receive their nerve supply mostly from the radial nerve – which stems from the lower neck. Irritation of the lower neck can result in joint pains down in the fingers! Think back to any neck injuries or previous neck complaints.

How do you treat index finger knuckle pain?

Finger joint pain home remedies

  1. Rest your finger joints.
  2. Apply ice to the injury to help with pain and swelling.
  3. Use pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
  4. Use topical pain relief cream or ointment.
  5. Use a topical counterirritant cream or ointment with menthol or capsaicin.

Does guitar finger pain go away?

Fingertip soreness is temporary and can last a week or more. It doesn’t require treatment, although icing and numbing creams can provide short-term relief. But again, simply playing guitar until you build up some calluses, is the best remedy.

What helps with finger pain from playing guitar?

How to treat sore fingers

  1. Apply a cold compress to relieve the pain and swelling.
  2. Take a mild pain medication, such as ibuprofen (Advil), for muscle or joint pain.
  3. Apply a numbing ointment to ease the discomfort between sessions.
  4. Soak injured fingertips in apple cider vinegar between sessions to promote healing.

Can playing the guitar cause arthritis?

Fortunately, there’s no evidence to suggest that playing guitar causes arthritis or makes it worse. In fact, playing the guitar can actually relieve the pain caused by arthritis! Since arthritis affects everyone differently, there are no hard and fast rules for playing guitar with it.

How long does bruised knuckles to heal?

Bruised knuckles can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to fully heal. Pain and swelling are normal. If your symptoms don’t improve or begin to worsen, this could be indication of a more serious issue.

How do you tell if you have arthritis in your knuckles?

Symptoms in the fingers

  1. Pain. Pain is a common early symptom of arthritis in the hands and fingers.
  2. Swelling. Joints may swell with overuse.
  3. Warm to the touch. Swelling can also cause the joints to feel warm to the touch.
  4. Stiffness.
  5. Bending of the middle joint.
  6. Numbness and tingling.
  7. Bumps in the fingers.
  8. Weakness.

How many guitar players have pain from playing?

160 of 261 guitar players had pain from playing. That’s over 50% of guitar players reporting pain from playing. 61% !!!! In a different study on 520 guitar players, 81% reported pain and problem from playing guitar.

Why do my fingers hurt when I play guitar?

Even though it is your finger that’s hurting we have to investigate many sources for this discomfort. The stresses upon your finger joints from playing the guitar are most likely responsible for the pain, but let’s look deeper into why your fingers are responding to the irritant so severely.

Should I quit playing guitar to avoid pain?

Guitar tendonitis is reversible, 100%. Guitarists shouldn’t have to play less to avoid pain, and they shouldn’t have to quit. And their doctors, should NEVER tell their patients to quit playing guitar…but they do because just like you don’t know how to get yourself pain free, your doctors don’t either.