ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M79.6

Pain in limb, hand, foot, fingers and toes

Diagnosis Code M79.6

ICD-10: M79.6
Short Description: Pain in limb, hand, foot, fingers and toes
Long Description: Pain in limb, hand, foot, fingers and toes
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M79.6

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Other soft tissue disorders (M70-M79)
      • Oth and unsp soft tissue disorders, not elsewhere classified (M79)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M79.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Pain is a feeling triggered in the nervous system. Pain may be sharp or dull. It may come and go, or it may be constant. You may feel pain in one area of your body, such as your back, abdomen or chest or you may feel pain all over, such as when your muscles ache from the flu.

Pain can be helpful in diagnosing a problem. Without pain, you might seriously hurt yourself without knowing it, or you might not realize you have a medical problem that needs treatment. Once you take care of the problem, pain usually goes away. However, sometimes pain goes on for weeks, months or even years. This is called chronic pain. Sometimes chronic pain is due to an ongoing cause, such as cancer or arthritis. Sometimes the cause is unknown.

Fortunately, there are many ways to treat pain. Treatment varies depending on the cause of pain. Pain relievers, acupuncture and sometimes surgery are helpful.

  • Aches and pains during pregnancy
  • Neuralgia
  • Palliative care - managing pain

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