Dactylitis - Painful Inflammation In Fingers & ToesDactylitis or sausage fingers and sausage toes is painful inflammation of a finger or toe or multiple fingers or toes. Dactylitis causes the finger or toes to resemble plump sausages.
Sausage Digits, Fingers Or ToesDactylitis may also refer to as sausage digit or sausage digits. The root word definition of Dactyl means finger, toe, or digit. Dactylitis is often misdiagnosed due to the swelling/inflammation factors that are involved which can be caused by anything from an infection to arthritis.
If misdiagnosed or untreated, dactylitis could be extremely harmful and the condition could even be deadly if treated improperly or left untreated altogether.