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Trigger Finger (Overview)

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 or extending the finger.


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How does trigger finger surgery work?

How does trigger finger surgery work?

A1 Pulley release: Trigger finger surgery works by releasing the a1pulley to allow the fingers flexor tendon to glide freely. ...Read more

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Trigger Finger (Overview)

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 or extending the finger.


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I want to know if anyone else suffers from trigger finger symptoms?

I want to know if anyone else suffers from trigger finger symptoms?

Yes: Trigger finger is a very common condition that affects many people. It can be successfully treated without surgery in the vast majority of cases. If it does require surgery, the surgery is relatively simple and has a good track record. See an orthopedic surgeon/hand surgeon if you need evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of trigger finger in both hands, left more than right, carpal tunnel in left hand and numbness and tingling in the left. What can cau?

I have symptoms of trigger finger in both hands, left more than right, carpal tunnel in left hand and numbness and tingling in the left.  What can cau?

Overuse: Which is common with typing or knitting or machete ot factory work or anything repetitive are more likely to cause carpal tunnel. The same causes trigger fingers but it is also seen in diabetes, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis ...Read more

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What can I do to elivate the pain of trigger finger?

What can I do to elivate the pain of trigger finger?

Try an injection: You can try ice and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories. In general the best treatment initially is an injection of cortisone, you have an approximately 70% chance of the trigger finger going away with injections alone. If the symptoms continue you can consider a procedure called a trigger finger release which will permanently resolve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Hello, I was diagnosed with trigger finger. What are the best treatmemts for that?

Hello, I was diagnosed with trigger finger. What are the best treatmemts for that?

Steroid: Initial treatment would include a steroid injection to the tendon sheath at the A1 pulley and therapy. If unsuccessful than treat with surgical division of the A1 pulley to eliminate the binding of the tendon ...Read more

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What are the tests for trigger finger?

What are the tests for trigger finger?

Physical examination: Trigger finger is caused when the space between the flexor tendon and the tendon sheath (tunnel) becomes tight. It becomes difficult to bend the finger and it may become stuck, either in flexion (bent) or extension (straight). This can be seen on physical exam. Typically the hand is tender over the horizontal crease in the hand. This is more common in diabetics. ...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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How do you treat "trigger finger" ?

How do you treat "trigger finger" ?

Trigger: Conservative treatments include nsaids and steroid injections. If you fail to improve trigger finger release is a simple 15 minute procedure that can greatly improve symptoms in over 98% of cases. ...Read more

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