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Is trigger finger genetic?

Is trigger finger genetic?

No: Though we have not identified a genetic cause for trigger fingers, I have found anecdotally that some people have a genetic predisposition to getting trigger fingers. In other words, I have had patients with trigger fingers who told me that one of their parents also had a trigger finger. Diabetes can increase your chance of developing a trigger finger. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Raynaud's Disease (Definition)

It is vascular spasm in the fingers, toes, and can even involves the nose and ears and internal organs the blood vessels of the heart or kidneys in response to cold or stress causing the external elements especially the fingers, toes to turn white. Blue and red can also occur but I like to Emphasize if not white I can not be clear. Others ...Read more


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Is there a connection between trigger finger(s) and raynaud's condition?

Is there a connection between trigger finger(s) and raynaud's condition?

Usually not: Trigger finger is a problem with finger tendons and how they work to move a finger. Raynaud's phenomenon is a problem with spasm of arteries in the fingers, blocking blood flow. They are not directly related, but people with raynaud's syndrome can have connective tissue disorders, so may also have trigger finger. Overuse injuries, such as in certain jobs, can cause trigger finger and/or raynaud's. ...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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Please help! I have duputryne's contracture in hands, cords, nodules, clubbed fingers, adhesive capsulitis. Autoimmune normal. I'm a"medical mystery."?

Please help! I have duputryne's contracture in hands, cords, nodules, clubbed fingers, adhesive capsulitis. Autoimmune normal. I'm a"medical mystery."?

What diagnosis: There may be a simple explanation of some of this, but there is now an injection for dupuytrens your hand surgeon can do. The medicine for injection is called xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum). Your physicians full evaluation may find other problems that can cause some of these, and you need a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between carpal tunnel syndrome and raynauds?

Is there a connection between carpal tunnel syndrome and raynauds?

Probably not: Raynaud's is a condition in which arteries of the hand spontaneously and intermittently narrow due to spasm of the muscles lining the arterial wall. It can be due to underlying disease, such as lupus or scleroderma, but can also occur without one. Stress and cold temperature can cause symptoms. Although numbness and pain can occur, as in carpal tunnel syndrome, a connection hasn't been established. ...Read more

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What causes numb finger tips? All fingers no thumb same hand. Already had carpal tunnel release.

What causes numb finger tips? All fingers no thumb same hand. Already had carpal tunnel release.

Nrv compression : Previous ctr does not preclude you from recurrence .... However it is rare i would advise evaluation by a neurologist this eval.May include cervical spine x-rays and possible a mri. ...Read more

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Does dupuytren's disease have any relationship to carpal tunnel syndrome?

Does dupuytren's disease have any relationship to carpal tunnel syndrome?

Not usually: Sometimes patients with dupuytren's contracture who have carpal tunnel surgery will have exacerbations of their contracture. Otherwise, there is no significant relationship. Dupuytren's contracture and carpal tunnel syndrome tend to affect patients in the same age group, 50-60's. ...Read more

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Is trigger finger in the thumb a complication of carpal tunnel release?

Is trigger finger in the thumb  a complication of carpal tunnel release?

Not usually: It is not uncommon to develop swelling in the hand after a carpal tunnel release. Sometimes swelling can affect the tendons and tendon sheath. If this occurs, triggering may develope. It may also be unrelated. Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) and trigger finger have overlapping patient demographics. Oral/injectable steroids and therapy should relieve your symptoms. ...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 trigger finger happen after carpal tunnel surgery?

Can trigger finger happen after carpal tunnel surgery?

Yes: Recent research just published within the last few months does show an increased risk of developing trigger finger after carpal tunnel surgery. The biomechanics of the tendons going through the carpal tunnel are altered slightly after the surgery which can in fact increase the risk of developing trigger finger. ...Read more

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Nifedipine do for raynauds? What is small vessel disease? Other treatments.Tried hot packs, blankets, gloves. Uncomfortable fingers toes freezing cold

Nifedipine do for raynauds? What is small vessel disease? Other treatments.Tried hot packs, blankets, gloves. Uncomfortable fingers toes freezing cold

Block constriction: Calcium channel blockers, especially Nifedipine treat raynauds by helping to block constriction of the small vessels of the hands and feet thereby improving the blood flow to those areas. ...Read more

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Is it possible for trigger finger in the thumb to be related to carpal tunnel release?

Is it possible for trigger finger in the thumb to be related to carpal tunnel release?

Yes, but not likely: It is not uncommon to develop swelling in the hand after a carpal tunnel release. Sometimes swelling can affect the tendons and tendon sheath. If this occurs, triggering may develope. It may also be unrelated. Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) and trigger finger have overlapping patient demographics. Oral/injectable steroids and therapy should relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a link between raynaud syndrome and palpitations?

Is there a link between raynaud syndrome and palpitations?

Palpitations: There is no direct link between the syndrome and palpitations but it wouldn't be the least unusual for both to coexist in the same patient. ...Read more

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Is trigger thumb a side effect of carpal tunnel surgery?

Is trigger thumb a side effect of carpal tunnel surgery?

No: Separate problem. If it bothers you, it can be treated by a hand specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cut webbing between thumb and finger? Any important nerves there?

Yes: There are important nerves, arteries, and veins there. Plus muscles to control the fingers. Don't do it. ...Read more

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Is there a link between rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and sle?

Is there a link between rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and sle?

Yes..and no: Sle (lupus) and rheumatoid arthritis are both autoimmune diseases. Fibromyalgia is not a documented autoimmune disease but it is often associated with either or both conditions due to the musculoskeletal pain experienced. ...Read more

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Trigger Finger (Definition)

A common disorder of later adulthood characterized by catching, snapping, or locking of thei finger flexor tendon, associated ...Read more


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Raynaud Phenomenon (Definition)

A condition in which some areas of the body feel numb and ...Read more