What are the symptoms of trigger finger

Dr. Bert Perey, MD, FRCPC, Orthopedic Surgeon, discusses trigger finger symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Dr. Bert Perey, MD, FRCPC, Orthopedic Surgeon, discusses trigger finger symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
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Dr. Bert Perey, MD, FRCPC, Orthopedic Surgeon,

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Most patients presenting with Trigger Finger describe pain in their affected digit. The pain can be located on the palmar base of the digit or into the finger, specifically around the middle joint, called the proximal interphalangeal joint. The pain can be aggravated with use, especially with gripping. Patients may exhibit a sensation of stiffness or catching of the finger when attempting to straighten it. These symptoms are usually worse in the morning, as the flexor tendons swell at night time while the digits are not used.

Many patients do not exhibit any formal triggering or catching but may present with a slightly bent finger that is painful to straighten.

Presenter: Dr. Bertrand Perey, Orthopaedic Surgeon, New Westminster, BC

Local Practitioners: Orthopaedic Surgeon

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What are the symptoms of trigger finger

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The pain caused by trigger finger can often be felt on the palmar base of the digit or into the finger, specifically around the middle joint, called the proximal interphalangeal joint.

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The pain can be aggravated with use, especially with gripping.

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Patients may exhibit a sensation of stiffness or catching of the finger when attempting to straighten it.

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The symptoms of trigger finger are usually worse in the morning, as the flexor tendons swell during the night.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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