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What is trigger finger? Explained by Dr. Badia Trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger digit, is a condition that affects the fingers, particularly the thumb and the fingers closest to the thumb (index, middle, and ring fingers). It’s characterized by the inability to smoothly and comfortably flex or extend the affected finger, as if pulling a trigger, hence the name “trigger finger.” Here’s a detailed explanation of trigger finger: Causes: Trigger finger occurs when the tendons that enable the fingers to flex and extend become irritated or inflamed. These tendons glide through a narrow tunnel or sheath, which allows for smooth movement. When the sheath becomes inflamed or thickened, it can constrict the tendon’s movement, resulting in a finger that catches or locks in a bent position before suddenly releasing, like pulling a trigger. The exact cause can be due to overuse, repetitive hand movements, inflammatory conditions, or sometimes it can occur without a specific cause. Symptoms Catching or Locking: The finger may catch or lock in a bent position and then suddenly pop straight, often accompanied by a snapping or clicking sensation. Pain and Tenderness: There may be pain or tenderness at the base of the affected finger, especially when trying to move it. Stiffness: The finger may feel stiff, making it difficult to flex or extend it fully. Swelling: In some cases, there might be swelling or a bump at the base of the affected finger. Limited Mobility: The condition can lead to reduced finger mobility, making it challenging to perform tasks that require finger movement. Related: What is Trigger Finger? Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Badia Explains! What is Trigger Finger? Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Badia Explains! Trigger Finger Trigger Finger Want to see more articles? BHS Blog Patient Articles

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Trigger Finger Trigger finger is a condition that affects the tendons in your fingers or thumb. It can limit finger movement. When you try to straighten your finger, it may lock or catch before popping straight out. Anatomy Tendons are tissues that connect muscles to bone. When muscles contract, tendons pull on bones. This is what causes some parts of the body to move. The muscles that move the fingers and thumb are located in the forearm, above the wrist. Long tendons – called the flexor tendons – extend from the muscles through the wrist and attach to the small bones of the fingers and thumb. When you bend or straighten your finger, the flexor tendon slides through a snug tunnel, called the tendon sheath, which keeps the tendon in place next to the bones. Image credit to Saint Lukes Health System Description The flexor tendon can become irritated as it slides through the tendon sheath tunnel. As it becomes more and more irritated, the tendon may thicken and nodules may form, making its passage through the tunnel more difficult. The tendon sheath may also thicken, causing the opening of the tunnel to become smaller. If you have trigger finger, the tendon may become momentarily stuck at the mouth of the tendon sheath tunnel when you try to straighten your finger. You might feel a pop as the tendon slips through the tight area, and your finger will suddenly shoot straight out. Cause The cause of trigger finger is usually unknown. There are factors that put people at greater risk for developing it. Trigger fingers are more common in women than men They occur most frequently in people who are between the ages of 40 and 60 years Trigger fingers are more common in people with certain medical problems, such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis Trigger fingers may occur after activities that strain the hand Symptoms Symptoms of trigger finger usually start without injury, although they may follow a period of heavy hand use. One or more fingers may be affected. Symptoms may include: A tender lump in your palm Swelling Catching or popping sensation in your finger or thumb joints Pain when bending or straightening your finger Stiffness or catching tends to be worse after inactivity, such as when you wake up in the morning. Your fingers will often loosen up as you move them. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Finger Articles Jammed Finger May Be a Bigger Deal Than You Think Finger Patient Articles Jammed Finger May Be a Bigger Deal Than You Think Jammed Finger? Dr. Badia explains Finger Patient Articles Jammed Finger? Dr. Badia explains Injured Fingers Need Specialized Care Finger Patient Articles Injured Fingers Need Specialized Care Want to see more articles? BHS Blog Patient Articles

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Etiqueta: trigger finger release

¿Qué es el dedo en gatillo?
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¿Qué es el dedo en gatillo?

What is trigger finger? Explained by Dr. Badia Trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger digit, is a condition that affects the fingers, particularly the thumb and the fingers closest to the thumb (index, middle, and ring fingers). It’s characterized by the inability to smoothly and comfortably flex or extend the affected finger, as if pulling a trigger, hence the name “trigger finger.” Here’s a detailed explanation of trigger finger: Causes: Trigger finger occurs when the tendons that enable the fingers to flex and extend become irritated or inflamed. These tendons glide through a narrow tunnel or sheath, which allows for smooth movement. When the sheath becomes inflamed or thickened, it can constrict the tendon’s movement, resulting in a finger that catches or locks in a bent position before suddenly releasing, like pulling a trigger. The exact cause can be due to overuse, repetitive hand movements, inflammatory conditions, or sometimes it can occur without a specific cause. Symptoms Catching or Locking: The finger may catch or lock in a bent position and then suddenly pop straight, often accompanied by a snapping or clicking sensation. Pain and Tenderness: There may be pain or tenderness at the base of the affected finger, especially when trying to move it. Stiffness: The finger may feel stiff, making it difficult to flex or extend it fully. Swelling: In some cases, there might be swelling or a bump at the base of the affected finger. Limited Mobility: The condition can lead to reduced finger mobility, making it challenging to perform tasks that require finger movement. Related: What is Trigger Finger? Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Badia Explains! What is Trigger Finger? Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Badia Explains! Trigger Finger Trigger Finger Want to see more articles? BHS Blog Patient Articles

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Dedo en gatillo
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Dedo en gatillo

Trigger Finger Trigger finger is a condition that affects the tendons in your fingers or thumb. It can limit finger movement. When you try to straighten your finger, it may lock or catch before popping straight out. Anatomy Tendons are tissues that connect muscles to bone. When muscles contract, tendons pull on bones. This is what causes some parts of the body to move. The muscles that move the fingers and thumb are located in the forearm, above the wrist. Long tendons – called the flexor tendons – extend from the muscles through the wrist and attach to the small bones of the fingers and thumb. When you bend or straighten your finger, the flexor tendon slides through a snug tunnel, called the tendon sheath, which keeps the tendon in place next to the bones. Image credit to Saint Lukes Health System Description The flexor tendon can become irritated as it slides through the tendon sheath tunnel. As it becomes more and more irritated, the tendon may thicken and nodules may form, making its passage through the tunnel more difficult. The tendon sheath may also thicken, causing the opening of the tunnel to become smaller. If you have trigger finger, the tendon may become momentarily stuck at the mouth of the tendon sheath tunnel when you try to straighten your finger. You might feel a pop as the tendon slips through the tight area, and your finger will suddenly shoot straight out. Cause The cause of trigger finger is usually unknown. There are factors that put people at greater risk for developing it. Trigger fingers are more common in women than men They occur most frequently in people who are between the ages of 40 and 60 years Trigger fingers are more common in people with certain medical problems, such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis Trigger fingers may occur after activities that strain the hand Symptoms Symptoms of trigger finger usually start without injury, although they may follow a period of heavy hand use. One or more fingers may be affected. Symptoms may include: A tender lump in your palm Swelling Catching or popping sensation in your finger or thumb joints Pain when bending or straightening your finger Stiffness or catching tends to be worse after inactivity, such as when you wake up in the morning. Your fingers will often loosen up as you move them. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Finger Articles Jammed Finger May Be a Bigger Deal Than You Think Finger Patient Articles Jammed Finger May Be a Bigger Deal Than You Think Jammed Finger? Dr. Badia explains Finger Patient Articles Jammed Finger? Dr. Badia explains Injured Fingers Need Specialized Care Finger Patient Articles Injured Fingers Need Specialized Care Want to see more articles? BHS Blog Patient Articles

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