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A 50-year-old female asked:

I have had a swollen and difficult to straighten (tension can be seen at the second joint palm side) right index finger for 5 months now. i splinted it for 6 weeks, but that did not seem to keep it from swelling regularly. ?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Trigger finger?: You likely have what's called trigger finger. May try applying topical NSAID (need Rx) to see if this helps . If not , it is time to consult an orthopedist.
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