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,
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.
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