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Trigger thumb can be diagnosed by your doctor

Monday, October 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Trigger thumb is a painful condition that cause the thumb to catch or “lock” most often in a bent position.

The problem often stems from inflammation of the tendons located within a protective covering called the tendon sheath.

A doctor can usually diagnose the problem from a description of the symptoms and by examining the thumb. X-rays or other tests are not usually needed.
Trigger thumb symptoms
One of the first trigger thumb symptoms may be soreness at the base of the thumb.The most common symptom is a painful clicking or snapping when attempting to flex or extend the affected

Read more about trigger thumb and how it can be diagnosed by your doctor HERE …

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Trigger finger injection can be very effective !

Monday, October 17, 2011 Leave a comment

An available treatment includes a local trigger finger injection with corticosteroids.

Is a corticosteroid trigger finger injection an effective treatment for trigger finger ?

An injection of a steroid medication, such as cortisone, near or into the tendon sheath also can be used to reduce inflammation of the sheath. It is important to note that this treatment can be most effective if given soon after trigger finger signs and symptoms begin.

Trigger finger injections can be repeated if necessary, though repeated injections may not be as effective as the initial injection. Steroid

Read more about a trigger finger injection HERE …

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Trigger finger splint helps to reduce pain

Monday, October 17, 2011 Leave a comment

A trigger finger splint is a great solution as it can be worn to prevent the finger from bending all the way but still allow you to use your hand.

Trigger finger splints are easy to wear and, by limiting how far the finger bends, the tendon is less likely to get caught in the pulley or sheath. Therefore, it has the chance to rest and heal.

Trigger finger splints may be worn during the day and at night as well as being used after the finger has been injected to allow the finger to rest and the injection to be fully effective.
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Read more about trigger finger splints and how to fit a trigger finger splint HERE

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Trigger finger splint helps to reduce pain

Monday, October 17, 2011 Leave a comment

A trigger finger splint is a great solution as it can be worn to prevent the finger from bending all the way but still allow you to use your hand.

Trigger finger splints are easy to wear and, by limiting how far the finger bends, the tendon is less likely to get caught in the pulley or sheath. Therefore, it has the chance to rest and heal.

Trigger finger splints may be worn during the day and at night as well as being used after the finger has been injected to allow the finger to rest and the injection to be fully effective.
A Oval-8 Trigger Finger Splint helps reduce triggering by

Read more about trigger finger splints and how to fit a trigger finger split HERE

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Trigger finger treatment to maintain mobility !

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 1 comment

What can happen if you don’t seek Trigger Finger Treatment ?

Unfortunately, most patients do not seek attention for this problem until the symptoms have already progressed.

The biggest risk factor for the patient who does not seek trigger finger treatment is probably the possibility of the development of a fixed contracture, or bend, of the finger.

Often if there is severe pain and locking, a person may avoid moving the involved finger altogether. After a period of time when there is no movement at a joint, the finger can become locked in a bent or straight posture.

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There’s more information on trigger finger treatment HERE…

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Trigger finger causes are not always readily apparent

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Leave a comment

The exact trigger finger causes are not always readily apparent.

Once the tendon in your finger starts getting stuck, the condition usually gets progressively worse.

This can happen in one of three ways:

The constant irritation or friction from the tendon getting stuck can cause the tendon to swell, making it harder for it to fit into the sheath. The sheath is lined with a slick coating called tenosynovium. The irritation from the tendon can cause the lining to become inflamed (swollen), making the sheath narrower. The irritation from the tendon can cause a nodule (a small growth or

Additional information on trigger finger causes can be read about here….

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Trigger finger exercises help to maintain finger mobility

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Leave a comment

You should consult a medical professional before starting any trigger finger exercises or treatment program so you do not cause more damage or delay the healing of the affected finger.

Your doctor may suggest that you perform gentle finger exercises which can help you to maintain mobility in your finger.

Exercises can be done to maintain range of motion and, to regain strength in your fingers if your condition requires surgery.
Trigger finger exercises can include massage
Unlike a strengthening exercise of a healthy joint, trigger finger exercises require a tender touch.

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Read more about trigger finger exercises and trigger finger generally HERE

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