Trigger finger is a common problem in people over 40 years of age, which affects the tendons in your hands. It is also known as stenosing tenosynovitis. If you have this condition, symptoms may consist of pain, stiffness, locking of the finger, clicking and a small lump in the palm of the hand at the base of the affected finger or thumb. Most people develop trigger finger after repetitive activity involving the fingers (i.e. musician using their fingers on a guitar).
Getting the right advice and treatment is key with this condition, as some fingers/thumb may remain bent if untreated.
What you can do:
The use of simple stretching and self-massage are the most effective way of helping yourself.
How we can help:
Physiotherapy in the way of soft tissue massage techniques and splinting can assist with the problem. Additionally to help with this condition, an exercise programme consisting of stretches should be performed daily as prescribed by a Physiotherapist.
The Benefits of treatment are:
- Maintaining and improving movement in the finger.
- Less pain
- Less Clicking
- Less stiffness
- Returning normal function
Call or email today if you have any questions about your injury or if you want to book in to see one of our physiotherapists.
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