Do you have pain on the back side of your middle finger? Does it also run toward your elbow on the same side of your forearm?
This is not carpal tunnel syndrome. This middle finger pain is a separate event, although it is possible that carpal tunnel syndrome and middle finger pain could happen together.
There are tendons (tough, strong tissues) that attach to your finger bones. The muscles that control (are attached to) those tendons are in your forearm (the upper half of your lower arm.) These muscles and tendons allow you to move your fingers.
If the extensor muscle in your forearm gets aggravated (tight) and develops a "trigger point," it will cause pain in your middle finger, on the back side (bony side of your hand.)
The trigger point is pretty close to your elbow, but on the more fleshy side. If you press into the muscles in that area, you may be able to find that very tender place. You might also notice that when you press into it, that very tender place (the trigger point) causes sensation or pain in your middle finger. If so, then you have discovered exactly where to massage and work the muscles to release that trigger.
You will probably notice many tender areas in the fleshy, thick part of your forearm. All of those muscles can be involved with pain in your hand, fingers and wrist. It's a fine idea to massage or work on stretching and relaxing all the tender areas you find.
Check the 'categories' here at CarpalTunnelPainReliefNow.com to find the section on massage. There are self-massage articles there, too.
The more you know about why you have pain around your wrist, hand, fingers and arm, the better your chances of a complete recovery!
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