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A 21-year-old female asked:

my index finger often locks in place after lots of writing or other labor work. i'll have to stop and bend it back. there's no pain.

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Dr. Ew Schnyder
Specializes in Family Medicine
Finger locking: MariaC, this can be common with overuse of the fingers and localized inflammation of the supporting structures of the finger joints. It is possible this can progress and lead to more difficulty with joint movement requiring medical intervention. You may want to see your medical provider and consider physical therapy or other treatments.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Trigger finger: Sounds like a case of early Trigger Finger. Trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, is a condition where one of your fingers or your thumb gets stuck in a bent position and then straightens with a snap, like a trigger being pulled and released. See your dr. as early cases can be helped with therapy and meds with a a possible steroid injection. Surgery for severe cases. Best wishes.

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