Are you experiencing pain, popping, or stiffness in your fingers? Is there a catching sensation when you try to bend them? If so, you may be experiencing an issue called trigger finger.
The hand condition known as trigger finger, or stenosing tenosynovitis, happens when there is a resistance issue with the tendons involved in bending the fingers. These tendons connect the forearm muscles to the finger bones in order to make movement possible.
When these tendons are constricted by their surrounding pulleys (rings surrounding the tendons), or when part of the tendon’s lining is swollen, there is resistance. This resistance causes inflammation in the region.
To find out more regarding trigger finger, along with its potential treatments, speak with Dr. David Morwood. Dr. Morwood has over 20 years’ experience as a plastic surgeon, he is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and for years he has served as either the chief or vice chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery of Monterey.
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