Trigger Finger Treatment in Winston-Salem, NC
Trigger finger, or stenosing tenosynovitis, occurs when a finger, or the thumb, is stuck in a bent or crooked position, only to release from that position with a perceptible snap. The reference to a trigger is based on its resemblance to a trigger being pulled and released. People with really severe cases of trigger finger may discover that the affected finger has become locked in a bent position.
Cause of Trigger Finger
The cause of this condition is related to the inflammation of tendons within the tendon sheath. Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center offers trigger finger treatment to residents of Winston-Salem, NC, and other nearby cities. The treatment of trigger finger is preceded by an examination of the affected finger to determine the level of 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 Winston-Salem, NC, can contact Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center for more information about trigger finger treatment.