What is Trigger Finger?
Are your fingers stiff and sore when moved to bend toward the palm of the hand? Maybe you have a disease called Trigger Finger. The movement of the fingers of a straight hand pointing at something or bending toward the palm of the hand is done by a part of muscle called the tendo (ie, the muscle part attached to the bone). In order to be in place of each, the tendo-tendo “held” by some sheath called the pulley, which is shaped like a short tunnel.
Causes of Trigger Finger
Under normal circumstances, the tendo is round or flattened with a smooth and smooth surface so that it can move inside the pulley tunnel easily without a hitch. Trigger finger can occur if:
—- Tendon swells and forms a lump called the nodule
—- The thickened tendon sheath (pulley)
—- Both of these conditions cause the tendo to be “squeezed” by the pulley causing the trigger finger.
The exact cause of trigger finger is unknown. Nevertheless, trigger fingers tend to be experienced by:
——Pregnant women or after childbirth
——Women who are already menopausal
——Patients with Diabetes
——Workers who do a lot of grasping movements
Symptoms of Trigger Finger
Symptoms of trigger finger form of pain and stiff on the fingers are attacked. Pain usually arises when the finger is bent or straightened, and is commonly experienced in the base of the finger. When the finger is bent or straightened often feel the sensation of “click” on the finger. In more severe conditions, the finger can not be straightened after being bent without being helped straightened by the fingers of the other hand.
Trigger finger can hit each finger simultaneously or at different times. The most common finger is the thumb and middle finger.
Trigger Finger Treatment
For early-stage finger triggers, taking anti-inflammatory medication can relieve pain and stiffness, but can not cure completely. Anti-inflammatory injections provide temporary relief (for about 3 months) but are at risk of causing tendon fragility if injection of the tendon. The fragile tendon is at risk of breaking up.
Treatment of advanced finger trigger, and recurrence after an anti-inflammatory drug (either oral medication or injected), is an operation called release trigger finger.
Trigger Finger Surgery – Release Trigger Finger
Trigger Finger surgery is called RELEASE TRIGGER FINGER. This operation is aimed at opening (splitting) the thickened tendon sheath (pulley) and “pinning” the tendon on the affected finger, so that the tendon can move freely again without causing pain. This is a small operation (1 cm cut lesions) which can be done with local anesthesia, takes only about 10 minutes, and the patient does not need to stay in the hospital. Operation on the trigger finger ensures complete healing without the possibility of recurrence. The release of trigger finger is the permanent solution for trigger finger.