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Trigger Finger

Description

While physicians aren’t clear on the exact causes, sometimes muscle-attaching tendons or synovium membranes inside fingers and thumbs swells. When they do, the condition is called trigger finger or tenosynovitis. Find out more about causes and treatments.

Causes & Triggers

  • Arthritis
  • Injury
  • Repetitive use
  • Unknown factors

Signs & Symptoms

  • Inability to straighten finger or thumb
  • Inflammation
  • Irritation
  • Pain
  • Swelling

Tips & Treatment

  • Consult an orthopedic hand specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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