Trigger finger, or stenosing tenosynovitis, is an ailment that causes one of your fingers to lock when you try to bend or straighten them. It also causes pain and stiffness to the affected finger. The most common fingers affected are the ring finger and thumb, but other fingers can also be affected.
People who are at high risk of experiencing trigger finger are those who work and have developed a hobby that requires repetitive gripping. Trigger finger is more common in women and in people who have underlying medical conditions such as gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes.
Today orthopedic surgery in Palm Beach County will answer the most common questions about trigger finger.
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