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A 34-year-old female asked:

My index finger is swollen and won't fully extend or close when i make a fist. i also have a painful lump in my palm below the joint. ?

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Dr. Christopher Marek
Plastic Surgery 24 years experience
Trigger finger: It sounds like you have a trigger finger. The tendon that flexes your index finger travels through tunnels or pulleys that keep the tendon close to the bone. Inflammation or masses on the tendon can get caught in the tunnel system preventing movement, causing more inflammation and discomfort. Anti inflammatory medication may help but you should see a hand surgeon.

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