Dactylitis - Painful Inflammation & Swelling In Fingers & ToesDactylitis is painful inflammation and swelling of the fingers or toes. Dactylitis causes the digits to resemble sausages. For this reason this condition is also referred to as sausage fingers or sausage toes.
Condition DefinitionThe definition of the root word dactyl means finger, toe, or digit so dactylitis is literally defined as a condition of the finger or toe or multiple fingers or toes.
Reducing The Swelling & InflammationThis condition is often misdiagnosed due to the swelling and inflammation factors that are involved which can be caused by anything from an infection to arthritis.
The steps to reducing the swelling and inflammation in the affected fingers or toes will be different depending on what is causing the dactylitis.
If misdiagnosed or untreated, dactylitis could be extremely harmful and the condition could even be deadly if treated improperly or left untreated altogether depending on the cause so a proper diagnosis by a qualified medical professional is important!