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Procedure Gives Trigger Finger Sufferers a Solution

While the cause of trigger is generally unknown, we do know that it's more common in women than in men as well as in those suffering from other health issues, such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.

Symptoms of trigger finger include a lump in the palm, pain when straightening your fingers, and swelling. Severe cases inhibit patients from extending the affected finger.

Dr. Peter M. Prokopis, hand and upper extremity specialist at Sports Medicine North, says a surgical outpatient procedure known as trigger finger release can be necessary for some patients.

“Restoring a patient’s full function is always the ultimate goal, making trigger finger release an excellent treatment option to consider when surgery is necessary,” Dr. Prokopis says. “I always use conservative treatment options first. Then, I proceed to surgical options if those methods prove ineffective.”

A patient can expect to wear a bandage for a few days following the procedure as well as undergo light exercises to restore mobility.

If you are experiencing symptoms of trigger finger, call (978) 309-3066 or click here to schedule an appointment with one of the hand doctors at Sports Medicine North. If you have recently undergone a procedure at Sports Medicine North, click here to share your story.

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