Finger

The fingers on each hand can have a variety of symptoms: finger pain, tingling fingers, finger injury, and many other finger symptoms. More specific parts of the finger include the fingertip, fingernail, and the knuckles. See more specific symptoms:

Names of the Fingers: The five fingers have their own specific names. Their names and alternative names include:

Generally speaking, the thumb is often unrelated medically to the other fingers. The two largest fingers are the index finger and middle finger and they often have similar symptoms (because they have the same nerve). Similarly, the ring finger and the little finger (“pinky finger”) have a combined nerve (the ulnar nerve) and often have the same symptoms (e.g. tingling ring and little finger).

For more specific symptoms and disorders, see:


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Fingers: Four or five slender jointed digits in humans and primates, attached to each Hand.1

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Finger: Any of the digits of the hand.2

Types

Types may include:3

Types of Finger:

  • Hand Digit 1
  • Hand Digit 2
  • Hand Digit 3
  • Hand Digit 4
  • Hand Digit 5

Categories for Finger

Category of Finger:

  • Digit
  • Upper Extremity Part
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Anatomy Articles

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Symptom Articles

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Disease and Condition Articles

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  • Finger injury: You use your fingers and thumbs to do everything from grasping objects to playing musical instruments to typing. When there is something wrong with them, it can make life difficult7 ...

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References

  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.
  5. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ fingerinjuriesanddisorders.html
  6. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ naildiseases.html
  7. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ fingerinjuriesanddisorders.html

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