Trigger finger, a condition that inflames the tissue inside your fingers or thumb, can cause a great deal of pain. Though its cause is typically unknown, trigger finger is more commonly found in women than men as well as in those suffering from other health issues, such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.
If you’re suffering from trigger finger, you will notice symptoms including a lump in your palm, pain when straightening your fingers, and swelling in your fingers and hand. A severe case may inhibit you from extending your affected finger. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, schedule an appointment with one of the doctors at the Hand & Elbow Center at The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., by calling (251) 450-2746.
Your doctor may recommend resting your finger or taking an anti-inflammatory medication. If this is not successful in reducing the swelling, your doctor may recommend injections of an anti-inflammatory such as cortisone. If nonsurgical methods prove unsuccessful in reducing your pain, your doctor may recommend surgery. Click here to learn more about the hand surgery options available at the Hand & Elbow Center at The Orthopaedic Group, P.C.