Musculoskeletal Pain

Trigger Finger

Trigger finger is a condition that affects more than one flex or tendon becomes irritated and begins to thicken, eventually creating nodules making it difficult for the joint to bend and straighten.

Trigger finger is also known as stenosing tenosynovitis it occurs when inflammation narrows the space within the sheath that surrounds the tendon in the affected finger, It’s more common in women, people over 40 years old, and those with certain medical condition.

Causes:
Trigger finger is more common in certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.

Symptoms:
• Finger stiffness
• Nodule in the palm at the base of the affected finger
• Finger catching or locked in a bent position, it may not fully bend or straighten.
• Stiffness in the fingers after prolonged inactivity

Long-term conditions, such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, are also sometimes associated with trigger fingers.

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