If one of your fingers feels as though it's become locked in a bent position, so much so that you have to use your other hand to correct it, what you may be dealing with is a condition called trigger finger. It's a condition named so because of how it can make a finger seem as if it is holding onto an invisible trigger, although it can affect any finger, even thumbs, and it may also lock them in a straight position. If you are suffering from trigger finger it's important to seek help promptly to avoid more serious consequences, you can turn to your local Fort Lauderdale, FL, experts at Mobility Spine And Sports with Dr. Darin Bush.
Causes and Risk Factors
Trigger finger is most common among people who perform repetitive tasks with their hands over a long period of time, it's prevalent among farmers, workers in industrial settings, and those who play musical instruments.
Certain health conditions also seem to add to the risk factors, such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, and tuberculosis. It is also more likely to manifest if you are between the ages of 40 and 60 years old and also occurs most often with women than with men.
How It Happens
What allows finger movements are long tendons that extend from your forearm to your hand through thin tunnels, or sheaths. Trigger finger occurs when these tunnels become inflamed and affect the movement of the tendons, in early stages the symptoms can be soreness, and discomfort, and there is sometimes a clicking or snapping sound as you move your fingers. Pain, stiffness, and the more telltale symptoms, like having your fingers locked into position, are what can happen as the condition worsens, which is why it's important to seek treatment as soon as possible.
Trigger Finger Treatment in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Seek help for your trigger finger symptoms by dialing (954) 414-7080, you can schedule an appointment in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with Mobility Spine And Sports, with Dr. Bush.