Trigger finger is a common finger aliment, thought to be caused by inflammation and subsequent narrowing of the A1 pulley, which causes pain, clicking, catching, and loss of motion of the affected finger. Although it can occur in anyone, it is seen more frequently in the diabetic population and in women, typically in the fifth to sixth decade of life. The diagnosis is usually fairly straightforward, as most patients complain of clicking or locking of the finger, but other pathological processes such as fracture, tumor, or other traumatic soft tissue injuries must be excluded.
OK, maybe not. My girlfriend was so busy texting that she walked all the way home after work to the flat we lived in last year. Another says she walked into a lamppost.
This group of three conditions are often seen together in the same patient, either at the same time or one after the other, they are:. Trigger digit Stenosing Tenosynovitis — in this disorder thickening and irregularity of the tendons which connect the forearm muscle to the fingers causes them to get stuck in the pulleys which hold the tendons against the bones at each joint. This can cause pain and locking of the fingers in a flexed position.
Trigger finger is a painful condition in which a finger or thumb clicks or locks as it is bent towards the palm. Thickening of the mouth of a tendon tunnel leads to roughness of the tendon surface, and the tendon then catches in the tunnel mouth. People with insulin-dependent diabetes are especially prone to triggering, but most trigger digits occur in people without diabetes.
These pulleys hold the tendons close to the bone. This is similar to how a line is held on a fishing rod Figure 1. Trigger finger occurs when the pulley becomes too thick, so the tendon cannot glide easily through it Figure 2.
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We rely on our hands for hundreds of different activities; from typing on a computer, making tea, turning the pages on a book or magazine and so forth. We take our hands for granted until we experience pain and our daily activities are hindered. Hands are complicated structures, and very versatile, capable of doing everything from opening a jar to performing delicate microsurgery. A hand has many moving parts comprising of 27 bones, several muscles, ligaments, tendons and thousands of nerves with all of these packed into a very small space.
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Carpal tunnel syndrome is the compression of the median nerve as it passes into the hand. The median nerve is located on the palm side of your hand also called the carpal tunnel. The median nerve provides sensation ability to feel to your thumb, index finger, long finger, and part of the ring finger.