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what are the tests for trigger thumb?

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Dr. Robert Purchase
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
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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