A 46-year-old member asked:
what are the tests for trigger thumb?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Purchase answered
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Physical exam: Trigger thumb is diagnosed after talking with the patient about their symptoms and performing a physical examination of the thumb. The diagnosis is usually clear at this point. Often, x-rays are obtained to make sure that there is not associated arthritis of the thumb.
Answered on Nov 12, 2015
Dr. Jeffrey Wint answered
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Thumb joint with: Limited mobility and clicking, pain where the thumb meets the palm, often called the finger palm crease, pressure causing pain can be a sign of stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger finger it is treated by antiinflammatories, corticosteriod injection and perhaps surgery if symptoms do not go away.
Answered on Sep 18, 2017
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