A 48-year-old member asked:
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why does my pinky finger painfully lock whenever i bend it?

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Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
35 years experience Hand Surgery
?Trigger finger: Several things can cause painful triggering of a finger. The most common is a so called, "trigger" finger where your flexor tendon enlarges and can no longer slide smoothly through a tunnel at the base of your finger. Less common is a snapping extensor tendon or ligament. Try splinting the finger straight for a few weeks, if this does not help get it checked out.
Answered on Nov 28, 2019
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