Hand Pain Syndromes
Trigger finger and thumb are painful conditions that cause the fingers or thumb to catch or lock in a bent position. Trigger finger and thumb often stem from inflammation of tendons located within a protective covering called the tendon sheath.
What causes trigger finger:
- Highly repetitive or forceful use of the finger and thumb
- Rheumatoid arthritis, gout or diabetes
- Prolonged, strenuous grasping.
- Signs and Symptoms:
- Soreness at the base of the finger or thumb
- Painful clicking or snapping
- Joint contraction
No x-rays or lab tests are used to diagnose trigger finger. It is generally diagnosed following a physical examination of the hand and fingers.
- Limit activities that aggravate the condition
- Drug Therapy
- Injection of Tendon Sheath