Dr. Charles Orth D.O.

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Trigger Finger: aka stenosing tenosynovitis

This is an inflammatory process that causes pain on the palm side of the hand, and when the hand is closed as a fist and one tries to straighten it out will make the finger jump or cannot be straightened unless pulled on.

There are treatments including medicines for inflammation, injections for the swelling, bracing and rest, and even surgery.
Example of trigger finger
Image of tendon and pulleys
The tendon sheath (pulley) is the area that is painfull and it is in the palm.



Injection of the trigger finger
Example of surgical release of pulley