Trigger Finger

Trigger finger

Trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis or flexor tenosynovitis, is a condition in which one of the fingers or the thumb gets stuck in a bent position and then straightens with a snap or a “triggering” motion. This condition is often caused by inflammation or swelling of the tendon sheath, which is a protective covering that surrounds the tendons in the fingers.

Causes

  1. Repeated or Forceful Movements:

    • Repetitive gripping or grasping activities can contribute to the development of trigger finger.
  2. Medical Conditions:

    • Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and gout are associated with an increased risk of trigger finger.
  3. Hand and Wrist Trauma:

    • Injuries or trauma to the hand or wrist can lead to inflammation of the tendons.
  4. Prolonged Gripping:

    • Activities that involve prolonged gripping or holding an object, such as using tools or musical instruments.
  5. Age and Gender:

    • Trigger finger is more common in women and is more likely to occur in individuals between the ages of 40 and 60.

Causes

  1. Repeated or Forceful Movements:

    • Repetitive gripping or grasping activities can contribute to the development of trigger finger.
  2. Medical Conditions:

    • Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and gout are associated with an increased risk of trigger finger.
  3. Hand and Wrist Trauma:

    • Injuries or trauma to the hand or wrist can lead to inflammation of the tendons.
  4. Prolonged Gripping:

    • Activities that involve prolonged gripping or holding an object, such as using tools or musical instruments.
  5. Age and Gender:

    • Trigger finger is more common in women and is more likely to occur in individuals between the ages of 40 and 60.

Treatment

At OrthoCare Innovations Center, trigger finger is managed and treated.  The following options are avaible:

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At OrthoCare Innovations Center, we diagnose and treat trigger finger.  If non-opeartive management has failed, we also offer in-office trigger finger release, utilizing ultrasound and minimally invasive incision.  This allows for a quicker healing process and recovery.  Schedule a consultation at OrthoCare Innovations Center to see if you are a candidate for in-office trigger finger release.

 

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