Trigger Finger Treatment in Kernersville, NC
Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center offers trigger finger treatment to the residents of Kernersville, North Carolina. Tendons connect the muscles of the arm to the fingers and thumb. The tendons are protected by a lubricating membrane that helps the tendons move easily through a narrow opening in the membrane. With repeated use, the tendon becomes inflamed, making the space within the membrane smaller. As a result, the patient experiences a painful condition in which the swollen tendon is forced through the membrane. Patients with trigger finger may experience locking, popping and snapping when the fingers and thumb are bent.
Patients with trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, may experience relief by limiting their activities until the tendon heals. A splint may be used to restrict the movement of the affected fingers. Anti-inflammatory or steroidal medications may help with the swelling and discomfort.
In some cases, Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center may recommend surgery for patients in Kernersville, North Carolina, who would benefit from surgical trigger finger treatment. Surgery for trigger finger is typically done on an outpatient basis using a local anesthesia. During the surgery, the membrane around the tendon is opened slightly to improve the movement of the tendon through the membrane. In general, patients experience relief immediately after the surgery, and the discomfort continues to resolve over time.