About Trigger Finger:
Trigger finger is a condition that causes one of your fingers to become stuck in a bent position. In the same way that a trigger is pulled when released, your finger may straighten in a snapping motion when you have this condition. It occurs when the flexor tendon in the fingers becomes inflamed as a result of trauma or repetitive stress. This can be very painful.
Signs & Symptoms
- Curled appearance of the finger
- A sensitive nodule or ball on the palm
- Pain and swelling
- Increased pain when attempting to straighten out the affected finger
- A popping or snapping of the joints of the affected finger
How is it Treated?
- Anti-inflammatories may be used to temporarily alleviate pain
- Steroid injection
- Surgical intervention is often considered. Contact an orthopedic specialist to explore options
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