A 37-year-old member asked:
please help! what is the trigger finger and thumb?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Steven Brown answered
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Locking: Trigger finger occurs when the flexor tendons catch at the level of the a1 pulley at the distal palmar crease level. This can progress the point where the finger locks in flexion. Can be painful or not. Treatment is either steroid injection or surgery dependent on severity and length of time it's been present. Seek care with a hand surgeon.
Answered on Jan 25, 2014
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi answered
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Physical Exam : History and physical exam are used to diagnose trigger finger. Trigger finger comes from swelling of the tendons in the hand that cause the tendons to become stuck within the tendon sheath. See a hand surgeon for your situation.
Answered on Mar 30, 2014
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