What is Trigger Finger (Stenosing Tenosynovitis)?

Trigger Finger (Stenosing Tenosynovitis)

Individuals in Baulkham Hills and the Hills Area experiencing Trigger Finger, also known as Stenosing Tenosynovitis, can find effective management and relief through Precision Health’s chiropractic and massage services.

Understanding Trigger Finger in Baulkham Hills
Trigger Finger is a condition affecting the fingers and thumb, characterised by a snapping or locking sensation at the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) or the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint during hand movements (opening or closing of the hand). This occurrence results from irritation to the flexor digitorum tendons responsible for closing the hand (and making a fist). Repetitive trauma or inflammatory disorders, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, can cause swelling, nodules, and altered tendon diameter. This altered diameter makes it difficult for the tendons to travel through their tendon sheaths (the layer of membrane that surrounds each tendon) causing the tendon to become momentarily stuck at the mouth of the tendon sheath followed by a snap and a sudden straightening of the finger as the thickened part of the tendon slips through the sheath.

Treatment Options and Chiropractic Care in the Hills Area
Treatment options for Trigger Finger include corticosteroid injections into the tendon sheath, reducing swelling and allowing smooth tendon movement. Surgery becomes an option if corticosteroid injections prove ineffective. Precision Health’s chiropractors offer routine management for Trigger Finger, providing an alternative for those who prefer to avoid corticosteroid injections or surgery.

Residents seeking specialised care for Trigger Finger in Baulkham Hills can rely on Precision Health. Contact our team at (02) 9639 7337, or book online for expert chiropractic and massage services tailored to your needs in the Hills Area.

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Makkouk, A.H., Oetgen, M.E., Swigart, C.R. and Dodds, S.D., 2008. Trigger finger: etiology, evaluation, and treatment. Current reviews in musculoskeletal medicine, 1, pp.92-96.

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