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Trigger finger

In this condition, the affected finger gets locked and release with popping noise. The ring and thumb are most commonly affected fingers.

Symptoms –

  • Pain at the palmar aspect
  • Locking of the finger

Cause

  • Repeated injury to finger.
  • Seen in Diabetes, Kidney disease, thyroid disease, Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It occurs at A1 pulley where the space for the flexor tendon of the finger becomes narrow and gets struck while flexing the finger and doesn’t release.

Treatment –

  • Rest
  • Pain killers
  • Injection – corticosteroid
  • If all above fails – Needle release or surgical release can be done.