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Trigger finger symptoms may progress from mild to severe

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Trigger finger symptoms may progress from mild to severe and include:

Finger stiffness, particularly in the morning
A popping or clicking sensation as you move your finger
Tenderness or a bump (nodule) at the base of the affected finger
Finger catching or locking in a bent position, which suddenly pops straight
Finger locked in a bent position, which you are unable to straighten

Your trigger finger symptoms more commonly occurs in your dominant hand, and most often affects your thumb or your middle or ring finger. More than one finger may be affected at a time, and both hands

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Trigger finger in children usually involves the thumb

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Trigger finger in children refers to a difference in which the digit, almost exclusively the thumb, locks or catches when it’s flexed and extended.

Occasionally, parents will complain that their son or daughter cannot straighten out their finger or thumb.

The thumb is the involved finger most of the time with trigger finger in children. The parents may go on to say that they can straighten the finger out but they feel a small pop when they do so.

Trigger finger is a condition which is associated mostly with adults, but occasionally a child may be born with this condition. Often it

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Trigger finger surgery allows tendon to glide more freely

Thursday, September 8, 2011 Leave a comment

If non-surgical forms of treatment do not relieve the symptoms, then trigger finger surgery may be recommended. This type of surgery is performed as an outpatient, usually with simple local anesthesia.

The following trigger finger surgery video shows a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (www.assh.org), taking you through actual surgery. The procedure is described as it is being performed and, provides insight into the anatomy and causation of trigger finger.

The surgeon will ask the patient to lie down on a table on their back, with their hand stretch down at their

For additional information on trigger finger surgery, please visit Trigger Finger Surgery

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Trigger finger occurs more often than you think

Saturday, September 3, 2011 Leave a comment

The first thing to realize is that the occurrence of trigger finger is far greater than many people imagine.

It’s a condition that affects the tendons of your fingers or thumb and limits movement. For example, when you try to straighten your finger, it will lock or catch before popping out straight.

 

The medical name for this trigger finger condition is stenosing tenosynovitis. Stenosing refers to the narrowing of an opening or passageway in the body.

Tenosynovitis refers to inflammation of the outer covering of the tendons that bend and extend the fingers and

Read more about Trigger Finger HERE

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