Understanding Trigger Finger and Its Causes

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Also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, Trigger finger is a disease in which one of the fingers gets stuck in a twisted position. Your finger may unbend with a snap as a trigger being pulled and unrestricted.

Trigger finger takes place when inflammation narrows the space in the sheath around the tendon in the affected finger. In case this condition is severe, your finger may become locked in a twisted point.

People who are involved in repeated gripping actions are more prone to get this condition than others. It is also common in women and in those who suffer from diabetes. The cure for this condition depends on its severity.

How Do You Know If You Have Trigger Finger?
The symptoms of trigger finger range from mild to severe such as:

  • Finger stiffness, specifically during the morning
  • A clicking feeling as you move the finger
  • Finger locked in a bent position that you cannot straighten
  • Tenderness in the palm at the bottom of the finger
  • Finger locking in a bent point, which unexpectedly pops straight

Trigger finger generally affects the thumb or the middle or ring finger. Generally, more than a single digit may get affected and both hands may get affected at a time. Triggering is typically more pronounced in the morning, while grasping something or when straighten the finger.

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