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Trigger Finger

What is Trigger Finger?

It is a condition in which a finger gets stuck in a bent position and then snaps straight.

Can physiotherapy help people with trigger finger?

Yes. Most individuals respond well to physiotherapy treatment and the aim of treatment is to reduce associated pain and inflammation.

What are the causes of trigger finger?

  • Age – it usually shows up between ages 40 and 60.

  • Gender – it is more common in women than men.
  • Medical conditions like diabetes, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis

  • Certain jobs like farmers, industrial workers, musicians and any other activities that involves repetitive finger and thumb movements.

What are the symptoms of trigger finger?

  • A painful clicking or snapping when you bend or straighten your finger.

  • Stiffness in your finger, especially in the morning

  • Soreness or a bump at the base of the finger or thumb.

  • A popping or clicking as you move your finger

  • A locked finger that you can’t straighten

  • Pain is worse in the morning, when you grasp something firmly and when you try to straighten your finger

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