What is trigger finger?
Trigger finger occurs when there is inflammation in the tendon sheath which narrows the space required for the flexor tendon to glide during finger movement. This condition is also known as stenosing tenosynovitis.
Trigger finger can cause these symptoms:
Pain in the palm at the base of the affected finger
A bump at the base of the affected finger
Catching or snapping sensation during finger movements
Finger is locked in bent position and unable to straighten
risk factors of trigger finger
Avoid repetitive grasping & releasing of the hand
Avoid sustained grip
Purchase work tools/writing tools with enlarged grip size
Alternate hands during activities if possible
Minimize repetition and rest arm occasionally during repetitive activity
Use a light grip on tools, pens and the mouse
How hand therapy can help:
Symptom management techniques to reduce discomfort
Modalities to facilitate the healing process
Orthotics to provide rest and prevent symptom aggravation
Recommendations to modify gripping activities
Recommendations for ergonomic equipment
Individualized home exercise program designed to restore function
Are you experiencing any of these symptoms? Contact us today to schedule an evaluation.