Trigger finger is a condition that can limit the movement of your fingers, it can make it difficult for you to straighten or bend them. Those who are most at risk of developing trigger finger are people who perform repetitive activities that can put a strain on their hands, it is often associated with musicians and also those who perform manually intensive labor. Over time, the tendons that allow movement in your fingers can become inflamed and cause discomfort, can restrict movement, and lead to other complications. The longer that trigger finger goes on without treatment the more severe these complications can become, so it's important to seek help as soon as possible. You can learn more about how trigger finger can be treated by reaching out to Mobility Spine And Sports in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with Dr. Darin Bush.
Treatment for Trigger Finger in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Treatment for a trigger finger often begins with a physical examination during which you are checked for symptoms and may be asked to perform hand movements to determine the extent of the problem. Imaging tests are usually not necessary, and surgery may only be suggested for severe conditions.
Non-surgical minimally invasive approaches are often the best first option, such as osteopathic manipulation, which involves applying gentle pressure to the affected muscles and soft tissue to promote healing. Other possible treatments include neuromuscular reeducation, which is useful anytime an injury or disease causes the body to lose the ability to perform certain tasks. Interventional injections are another tool that your doctor can employ to treat the underlying tissue recover. At home, you might be encouraged to rest from the repetitive task that brought on the symptoms for a few weeks, as well as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication along with gentle exercises.
If you are looking for relief for trigger finger symptoms in Fort Lauderdale, FL, you can schedule a visit with Mobility Spine And Sports with Dr. Bush by dialing (954) 414-7080.