Trigger Finger Treatment, Causes & Symptoms

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As a painful condition, trigger thumb make a child’s fingers or thumb catch, click, or pop while straightening. The triggered thumb of the child can also lock in a bent position. The child has to use the other hand to straighten the thumb lock. The condition is more common among adults who move their fingers and thumbs frequently are more likely to develop trigger thumb. Hence, the condition is found in musicians, farmers, industrial workers, and smokers.

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Trigger Finger Treatment Causes Symptoms

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 As a painful condition trigger thumb make a chi l d ’ s fingers or thumb catch click or pop while straightening. The triggered thumb of the child can also lock in a bent position.  The child has to use the other hand to straighten the thumb lock. The condition is more common among adults who move their fingers and thumbs frequently are more likely to develop trigger thumb.  Hence the condition is found in musicians farmers industrial workers and smokers.

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Treatment The experienced orthopaedics initially treat trigger thumb through stretching splitting and message. They advise parents to make the child practice stretching exercise and perform message regularly. Based on the symptoms they even make the child stretch and straighten the thumb by wearing a thumb splint. However the orthopaedic perform specific day surgery to treat trigger thumb if the initial treatment fails. They treat trigger thumb surgically by performing trigger thumb release or A1 pulley release.

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Causes Normally children have trigger thumbs between the ages of one to three. Likewise they can have triggered thumb in one hand or both hands. However trigger thumb is not caused by any injury or medical condition. The parents must get the chi l d’ s trigger thumb examined and diagnosed by an experienced orthopaedic to identify the causes and symptoms precisely.

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Symptoms The symptoms of trigger thumb are the chi l d’ s thumb being locked in a bent position and catching clicking or popping while moving the thumb. Some children with trigger thumb even experience pain and swelling in the thumbs. Hence the symptoms of trigger thumb differ from one child to another.

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