Trigger Finger Treatment in Thomasville, NC
Trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, refers to a condition where the thumb or other finger becomes bent or crooked, releasing from that position with a perceptible snap. Trigger finger is so-named due to the resemblance of the snapping motion to pull and release of a trigger. Sometimes, in really severe cases, the finger may become locked in the bent or crooked position. The cause of this condition is due to the inflammation of tendons located within the tendon sheath.
Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center offers trigger finger treatment to residents of Thomasville, NC, and other nearby cities. The patient must come in for an evaluation of the affected finger to enable the physician to develop a treatment plan. This is because the exact treatment of trigger finger depends on the severity of the problem. Mild cases may be treated through a variety of methods including, finger exercises, splinting and the avoidance of repetitive motions. The treatment of more serious cases may involve the use of steroids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and percutaneous finger release.
Another treatment for severe cases involves surgery to address the problem. Residents of Thomasville, NC, can contact Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center for more information about trigger finger treatment.