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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Trigger Finger

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Can using my ipad cause trigger finger to be worse?

Can using my ipad cause trigger finger to be worse?

Probably not.: You could be holding your ipad in a funny way so i would not say never but highly doubtful. ...Read more

Trigger Finger (Definition)

Trigger finger is a common disorder of later adulthood characterized by catching, snapping or locking of the involved finger flexor tendon, associated with dysfunction and pain. A disparity in size between the flexor tendon and the surrounding retinacular pulley system, most commonly at the level of the first annular (a1) pulley, results in difficulty flexing ...Read more


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What can cause "trigger finger" and how do you fix it?

What can cause "trigger finger" and how do you fix it?

Variable: Trigger finger is thought to be associated with "overuse syndromes." however, it is difficult to determine what constitutes overuse of the hands! everyone uses their hands for everything. It is also seen in association with diseases like diabetes mellitus and rheumatoid arthritis. Corticosteroid injections can generally be quite effective at treating trigger fingers. ...Read more

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What causes trigger finger? Can scoliosis causes it?

Cause trigger finger: Trigger finger occurs from swelling or inflammation in the palm at the base of a finger where the flexor (bending) tendon enters the finger. This swelling leads to pain and sometimes popping and locking in one position as the finger is bent and straightened (so called 'triggering'). Direct trauma or overused of the hand for grasping can cause this, as can diseases like diabetes but not scoliosis. ...Read more

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Could a carpal tunnel release be the cause of developing trigger finger?

Could a carpal tunnel release be the cause of developing trigger finger?

No: Carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger are two conditions that are often seen in association with one another. Often times, patients develop trigger finger after surgical correction of carpal tunnel syndrome (and vice versa). While surgery can cause inflammation and increase the possibility of developing trigger finger, the underlying condition was probably present at the outset. ...Read more

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Can arthritis cause trigger finger in multiple fingers? If yes, will the trigger finger subside once the arthritis is under control?

Can arthritis cause trigger finger in multiple fingers? If yes, will the trigger finger subside once the arthritis is under control?

Potentially: Trigger finger is caused when inflammation if the flexor tendon causes a nodular enlargement of the tendon; and that nodule then catches on the entrance to the flexor tendon sheath. It is not directly caused by arthritis, but sometimes the same underlying cause of the arthritis can also lead to a trigger finger. ...Read more

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Can psoriatic arthritis cause trigger finger?

Can psoriatic arthritis cause trigger finger?

May contribute: Trigger finger is not an arthritis, but it is a nodular swelling of a flexor tendon that can cause the tendon to catch on the pulley system of the finger as it flexes and extends. It's usual cause is inflammatory. So, having an systemic inflammatory condition like a person with psoriatic arthritis has, their can be an increased risk. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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I want to know if certain occupations cause workers to suffer from trigger finger symptoms?

I want to know if certain occupations cause workers to suffer from trigger finger symptoms?

Yes they are: Repeated gripping. If you routinely grip an item — such as a power tool or musical instrument — for extended periods of time, you may be more prone to developing a trigger finger.. You're also at greater risk if you have certain medical conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, hypothyroidism, amyloidosis and certain infections, such as tuberculosis.Good luck. ...Read more

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Can your left pinky ulnar styloid fracture cause middle finger trigger digit?

Can your left pinky ulnar styloid fracture cause middle finger trigger digit?

No the ulnar styloid: Is not directly connected there but if the hand is very swollen froma fracture and the trigger finger was waiting for a reason to become more symptomatioc then the swelling in the hadn could be the tipping point. But a direct cause...Unlikley. Causlality is a tricky issue as we often attribute one problem to another temporally, but you might as well blame a trigger finger on a thunderstorm. ...Read more

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