Trigger Finger

It’s a condition that affects the flexor tendons of the thumb and fingers leading to locking or catching before popping out straight.

Cause
  • Inflammation of the flexor tendons and its sheath causes thickening and nodule formation leading to difficulty in passage of tendons through the tunnel.
  • Common in women between 40 -60 years of age.
  • Common in Diabetics and Rheumatoid arthritis
Symptoms
  • Pain
  • Swelling/Lump in the palm
  • Popping or catching
Treatment
Non-Surgical
  • Rest
  • Analgesics
  • Cortisone injections
Surgical
  • Trigger release – widening of the tunnels through which the flexor tendons of the fingers pass
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