Frequently Asked Questions

Trigger finger

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What are the causes of trigger finger?

The rubbing or friction of the tendon of the fingers on the pulley or the tunnel in the hand produces inflammation of the tendon, which thickens it, and limiting the passage through the pulley or tunnel.

How is the trigger finger corrected?

A treatment can range from injections to decrease inflammation of the tendon, to the opening the pulley to facilitate the passage of the tendon.

What exercises are useful to do when you have a trigger finger?

Ice and heat should be applied to decrease the inflammation of the tendon. Mobility should be avoided, limiting the opening and closing the hand, in order to prevent the rubbing or friction of the tendon on the pulley.

How many days of incapacity does a surgical trigger finger entail?

21 days approximately.

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