Our hands connect us with the world. We work with our hands and communicate with our hands. The wear and tear from all that use can sometimes cause painful conditions, and women are particularly prone to develop two of these: de Quervain's pronounced deh-KWER-vins tenosynovitis and stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger finger.
The ability to bend the fingers is governed by supportive tendons that connect muscles to the bones of the fingers. The tendons run along the length of the bone and are kept in place at intervals by tunnels of ligaments called pulleys. When the fingers bend, or are straightened, a slippery coating called tenosynovium helps the tendons smoothly glide through the ligaments with reduced friction.
The ring finger is often one of the fingers affected. The condition is also known as stenosing tenosynovitis. Tendons are bands of tissue that attach muscles to bones.
Trigger finger is a condition that can cause discomfort at the base of the finger or thumb, right where the finger joins the palm. Sometimes, trigger finger can be caused by repetitive gripping. It can, however, be treated. Your hand surgeon can help you determine the best treatment method to reduce your pain and eliminate the catching.
Trigger finger at wrist is a rare condition. Symptoms include finger triggering, snapping or catching at the wrist level. Carpal tunnel syndrome and median nerve compression neuropathy are almost always associated.
Mallet finger is a condition where the end of the finger is bent and does not straighten. It occurs when the extensor tendon on the back of the finger is damaged. The finger joint is a hinge-joint that allows bending and straightening of the fingers.
Trigger Finger and Thumb KB. On occasion, the finger will lock in a bent position and need to be manually straightened into full extension. This can eventually lead to contracture of the finger joints.
Full Finger Trigger Finger Splint. Providing effective relief from stenosing tenosynovitis, or trigger finger, the full finger trigger finger splint is designed to work on any finger of the right or left hand. Utilizing a 6.
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