Also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, trigger finger is a potentially painful condition in which one or more fingers get stuck in a bent position. It occurs due to inflammation that narrows the space around the tendon in the finger. The finger may bend and straighten with a snap, or in severe cases, it may become locked in the bent position. This condition may affect a finger or thumb and may involve both hands.
Symptoms of trigger finger may include:
Having work or a hobby that involves making repetitive gripping movements increases the risk of developing trigger finger. Additionally, women, patients with diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis, or those who have undergone surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome are more susceptible to the condition.
If your finger is hot and inflamed, seek medical attention right away as your finger may be infected. Treatment options for trigger finger depend on the severity of the condition. In some cases, the condition goes away on its own or with rest. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen, may help relieve any discomfort.
Corticosteroid injections for trigger finger are commonly used to reduce the swelling so the finger can move freely once more. The cortisone injection is placed into the tendon sheath at the base of the affected finger or thumb. This outpatient procedure is performed in the comfort of our office. Patients experience relief within days to a few weeks of a trigger finger injection.
Side effects from trigger finger injections are rare. The treatment is generally easily tolerated. While injections may permanently ease the condition, trigger finger may return.
At Advanced Sports & Spine, we provide trigger finger injections in Charlotte to relieve your discomfort and improve mobility in your fingers. We utilize an integrative approach to pain management with holistic methods and state-of-the-art technologies. We provide comprehensive pain management treatments, including non-surgical, non-opioid options and regenerative medicine.
As a fully equipped, independent medical practice, we can cater to all of your pain management and sports medicine needs. We are not affiliated with a hospital meaning patients are not charged an additional facility fee for procedures. This ensures patients have access to affordable, high-quality medical care.
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