What Is Trigger Finger?
Trigger finger is a condition affecting tendons that flex the fingers and thumb, typically resulting in a sensation of locking or catching when you bend and straighten your digits. Other symptoms may include pain and stiffness in the fingers and thumb. The condition is also known as stenosing tenosynovitis.
What are the causes of Trigger Finger?
Trigger finger is usually caused by overwork or strain. It’s most often caused by jobs or hobbies that involve repetitive movements, such as gripping, lifting, and squeezing. Health conditions such as diabetes, low thyroid function, or rheumatoid arthritis can also cause Trigger Finger.
Symptoms typically do not resolve without skilled Occupational Hand Therapy services.
What are the symptoms of Trigger Finger?
Symptoms you might see:
A tender lump at the base of the finger or thumb on the palm side of the hand
A catching, popping, or locking sensation with finger or thumb movement
Pain when bending or straightening the digit
How Can Hand Therapy Help?
Hand therapy is beneficial for individuals with trigger finger by focusing on conservative, non-surgical interventions to alleviate symptoms and improve hand function. Hand therapy involves the use of specialized techniques and exercises. A splint may be needed to hold and rest the inflamed area.
Do You Accept Health Insurance?
We accept PPO/POS plans for most insurance companies. Although most insurance companies cover physical therapy, what they cover varies greatly. Please call us at 201-366-1116 or complete below form so we can verify your specific plan benefits.
Trigger Finger Treatment Near Me
Liberty Physical Therapy is Jersey City’s largest and state-of-the-art physical therapy center conveniently located next to Grove Street Path Station. Our team of licensed hand specialists have many years of experience successfully treating Trigger Finger. We will work closely with your doctor to create a specific plan for you with the goal to fully restore your functional abilities.