A 31-year-old member asked:
what is trigger thumb like?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jeffrey Wint answered
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Limited : Limited mobility in the thumb, 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 28, 2016
Dr. Mark Wang answered
16 years experience Hand Surgery
Painful triggering: Trigger thumb is a stenosing (constricting) tenosynovitis resulting in inflammation and pain, often worsened by movement. When the symptoms are severe, triggering or catching at the thumb may be noted. Non-operative modalities include anti-inflammatory medication, temporary splinting, and corticosteroid injection. Open trigger thumb release may be warranted for recalcitrant cases.
Answered on Oct 4, 2017
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