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Tip of index finger pain.

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I am 47yo and have been a musician since I can remember. I play guitar. My left index finger has a lot of pain when I press on the stings. Does not feel like it's in the joint. More like something sharp and stabbing into the tip of the finger. It has made it almost impossible for me to play. There is no bruising or swelling. I don't have insurance, and low on funds. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Ric
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replied March 29th, 2011
Hello, and thanks for your medical question on E Health Forum.

From the description of the pain, it seems that you might be having inflammation of the subcutaneous tissue of the finger.

You might benefit by using OTC analgesics like ibuprofen for a few days. In addition using icepacks on the fingers will be helpful.

In case the symptoms worsen, you might consult a doctor who can diagnose the exact cause and give specific therapy

I hope this helps.

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