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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
No: Not if it is the entire finger. A colour change like that would make you think of insufficiency of blood flow. Have it assessed now. All the best.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pushkarewicz
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
Finger catches : If the flexor tendons that bend a finger get caught while gliding through the a1 pulley in the palm, then you have a trigger finger or thumb. It can ... Read More
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Tendon inflamation: Stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger finger is the tendon in the palm side of the hand getting inflamed with progressive restriction of the tendons thro... Read More
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Pulley limitation: Trigger finger or thumb most commonly occurs when swelling or a nodule of the tendon which bends (flexes) the finger gets caught passing through a ti... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
Hand Surgery 26 years experience
Shots or surgery: You need to be evaluated. We can use steroid shots, therapy or even surgery. It will depend on your problem. The injection and the surgery are simpl... Read More
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Trigger: Conservative treatments include nsaids and steroid injections. If you fail to improve trigger finger release is a simple 15 minute procedure that can... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Surgery: Trigger finger developes due to binding of the flexor tendons at the a1 pulley at the distal palmar crease. Sometimes responds to steroid injection bu... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Trigger finger: Can improve on its own, or with anti inflamm stories or an injection of cortisone and finally surgical release is usually very straightforward.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Physical examination: Trigger finger is caused when the space between the flexor tendon and the tendon sheath (tunnel) becomes tight. It becomes difficult to bend the fing... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
General Practice 15 years experience
Maybe: Apply a splint and if it doesn't improve within a month, time to see your primary or a hand specialist.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Aduanswered
Sports Medicine 14 years experience
How often: It depends on how frequently you experience symptoms. If its occasional, you might benefit from a corticosteroid injection. If its persistent, a sur... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Trigger finger : can respond to ice and inflammatories. However if the problem is persistent it's been shown that between 47 and 90% of trigger fingers get better wit... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Inflammation.: The tendons that help bend the fingers run inside a system of pulley's called the flexor tendon sheath. The first pulley, the a1, can become narrowed.... Read More

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