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Trigger finger

👉🏼Trigger finger is tightness of a tendon causing catching , clicking and stiffness in fingers leading to discomfort , pain and limitation of function



👉🏼Mostly seen in ring finger and thumb however can occur in any fingers. Tendons get inflamed and a thickened nodule is formed.


👵👴Common in >40 years old


😣Causes


👉🏼Conditions - Diabetes || , Rheumatoid arthritis


👉🏼Work - Overuse - typing ,use of heavy machinery , forceful activities


👉🏼Hobbies - knitting , crocheting , video games, playing instruments etc


👉🏼Other- smoking etc


😣Symptoms -


👉🏼Tender lump at end of the finger tendon.


👉🏼Stiff and bent finger.


👉🏼Clicking , popping and catching in fingers .


⚕️Treatment -



👉🏼Rest - Reduce and modify the repetitive activities


👉🏼Splint - Splint can help to reduce the stiffness


👉🏼Exercises - Massage and stretches help to improve movement and stiffness


👉🏼Steroid injection - Injection can reduce pain and symptoms




👉🏼Surgery - if two injections do not relieve the symptoms then surgery is recommended




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