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trigger finger
« on: May 26, 2014, 08:59:46 pm »
Over the last month my third finger on the right hand has had this weird thing in the morning where it flicks between open and closed which appears to be called trigger finger and to be fairly common. Alongside that joints are generally a bit painful and so on. Is there any reason not to ignore it until it hurts too much? Anyone else have the same problem?

Re: trigger finger
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014, 09:13:32 pm »
I had the same for a while after I was knocked off a few years ago. It went away eventually and was never much more than irritating.
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Re: trigger finger
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2014, 09:23:02 pm »
I had that for a couple of years on my little finger, left hand. Apparently it was caused by a nodule forming on the tendon which then got caught on the tendon sheath causing the trigger reaction. It cleared up of it's own accord a while ago.

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Re: trigger finger
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2014, 10:12:27 pm »
I had one, cured by a steroid injection into the node.

Re: trigger finger
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2014, 10:56:11 pm »
Sounds like ignore until I have to take notice is the correct approach, thanks all.

Re: trigger finger
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2014, 01:40:04 pm »
Similar here , I've always blamed it on the time I slipped climbing a barbed wire fence & a barb went through the joint.

It just locks into the closed/folded position & takes a little extra effort to straighten.
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Re: trigger finger
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2014, 02:45:50 pm »
Been thinking about it and reckon it dates to when I broke my hand (metacarpal) in an off. Bleh.