TRIGGER FINGER? Ever felt the fingers can not be straightened after grasping? The condition is so often accompanied by pain in the base of the finger. This condition is called TRIGGER FINGER. This condition usually occurs in the middle finger, ring finger and little finger.

Trigger Finger

Trigger Finger

Complaints that occurs because of excessive motion and repeatedly on the fingers of the hand. Grasping hand movements repeatedly caused friction between the muscles of the fingers (finger flexor tendons) and the first annular pulley (the joints between the fingers and the palm of the hand). Friction that cause inflammation and swelling of the finger tendons. Because inflamed finger muscles can not pass through the first annular pulley. As a result, the fingers can not go back straight.

The first complaint is pain that is usually felt in the first annular pulley as straighten the finger. In fact, if it’s bad, just holding, fingers are sore.

Complaints like that mostly occurs in women aged 30 years and over. Household activities such as cooking, washing, cutting grass, or holding a baby, often referred to as triggers. However, it is not impossible that the condition occurs in younger women, depending on their activities.

The man could have had a trigger finger. The musicians, especially piano, trumpet, and guitar, more potential experience. Generally, complaints arose after they train hard. In fact, the excessive use of the computer mouse also trigger the complaint.

In children, trigger finger may occur in the thumb because, in children, the other fingers are not strong enough to move. Trigger finger was ranked fourth among the top ten diseases often complained.

On examination, often you hear a click when the patient straighten the fingers after grasping. In addition, there is a lump in the hand. Even so, to distinguish it from other diseases, X-ray examination is required.

Treatment for this Trigger Finger

The first step that can be taken is to rest. The goal, reducing finger movement. After that, compress fingers with cold water. Also recommended isometric muscle strength training with pressing movements on straight or flat area. Perform a count of ten seconds each practice, then relax, and so on. The goal, finger muscles do not shrink, it also increases blood flow. The next stage, given NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

If the treatment does not resolve the problem, there are other therapies. Among other things, steroid injections are usually given. The move was intended to heal inflammation and blood microcirculation. If the step fails, the last step is surgery.

A more advisable course of preventive measures. One way, reduced activity and warm up before work. The finger bent back with a count of ten seconds, then relax.

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