Arthritis is the thinning of cartilage, the smooth covering of the joints, where the bones connect and move. Many experience weakness and pain when grasping or pinching.
Bony growths on the finger joints, loss of hand function, or a strange positioning of the hand could mean you have some arthritis in your fingers.
This occurs when tendons that help the fingers move become inflamed or thicken. Your finger may get stuck, most commonly in the morning when you try to open or flex your hand to stretch it, may hear a snapping or clicking sound or pain.