A hand abscess is fairly common and is generally caused by injury. An abscess in the finger tip’s soft pad almost is always caused by a minor injury, such as a needle or splinter prick. Redness, warmth, and severe pain develop over the abscess, frequently with nearby lymph node swelling in the arm.
Infection underneath of the abscess bone can result in more pain. An abscess can happen around the tendon, that runs along the fingers inside. Such form of abscess is resulted from the injury that penetrates 1 of creases on the finger’s palm side. Pus and infection forms around the tendons and quickly destroy tissues.
The tendon’s gliding mechanism becomes damaged, so the finger may barely move in result. Hand abscess symptoms include finger inflammation and swelling, severe pain while attempting to move a finger, and tenderness around the tendon sheath. Fever and swollen lymph node close to the abscess are common.