Finger pain can be caused by different areas of muscles.
Did you know that your finger muscles are actually located in your lower arm up near your elbow? The muscle tendons attach to your finger bones and allow movement. Tendons are the tough tissue at the end of muscles that attach to bones.
If you firmly circle your arm a couple of inches below your elbow and wiggle your fingers you will feel the movement of the finger muscles in your arm.
When you have pain in your fingers or hand, explore all of the muscles in
your lower arm. If you find tender places you can massage deeply or pinch (lift muscle not just skin) or press into the spot. You may get relief from massaging your arm muscles.
Pain in your fingers can also come from the smaller muscles that are located between the bones of your hand.
A professional massage therapist may know how to use a small rubber-tipped tool to press into those muscles. You can also explore and press into the spaces between bones yourself. If you run into tender areas, hold the pressure for about 12 seconds to see whether it lessens.
Here's an example of a position that can cause pain in your fingers: placing your hand flat with your wrist bent and leaning on your hand can aggravate the nerves in your wrist and cause finger pain.
The most common cause of finger pain is muscles. They may be in your hand or your lower arm or upper arm, chest or neck. They might be pressing on a nerve that runs into your hand. Muscles do that.
What if you feel nervy sensations in your fingers? Do they come from nerves? Yes. You could possibly have disease that affects your nerves but most likely you have muscles pressing on your nerves.
By relaxing or softening the muscles that are causing your symptoms, you can get rid of your finger pain.