How does trigger finger manifest, and how is it treated?
If you suffer from trigger finger, your finger or fingers get stuck when bent.
Trigger fingers are painful, and they are caused by inflamed tendons. Symptoms may develop gradually and are more intense in the morning or late at night, and usually include:
To diagnose trigger finger is quite simple and doesn't require elaborate testing. Your doctor makes the diagnosis based on a physical exam:
Trigger fingers require rest, and a splint might be necessary to limit joint movement. The patient will receive pain relievers and, possibly, steroid injections.
Trigger finger treatment methods
There are different types of treatments for trigger finger, depending on the severity and duration. Non-invasive treatments may include:
Other effective procedures
If your symptoms are severe or if conservative treatments do not bring the expected results, your doctor might suggest:
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