Trigger Finger

If you have been noticing a locking or a catching of a joint of one or more of your fingers, you may have a condition called "trigger finger". Trigger finger is caused by a swelling or inflammation of the tendon and how it moves back and forth in the tendon sheath. Sometimes this will cause catching and even locking of a joint of a finger or thumb and can be quite painful. Usually the join involved is at the base of the digit and you may notice some tenderness there. Often times this effects people who work a lot with their hands. This is a very treatable condition and often is relieved by a cortisone injection and rest. If this is unsuccessful a small surgical procedure under local anesthesia can be performed to release the tendon. If you feel you are suffering from this or a similar condition, please call for further evaluation.

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