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Trigger Finger Treatment in Phoenix

Pain of the fingers, soreness at the base of the finger, swelling, and a “catching” feeling at the thumb joint may mean that you have trigger finger. Our team of hand specialists can diagnose your condition and treat your problem. 

What is trigger finger and thumb?

Trigger finger (stenosing tenosynovitis) is a painful hand condition that may cause stiffness, a clicking sound, swelling, and tenderness. Trigger finger and thumb can also become infected if left untreated. If you’re in Phoenix, Buckeye, Surprise, or the nearby areas and you think you may have trigger finger and thumb, our specialists at Regency can diagnose and treat you. 

Symptoms of trigger finger and thumb

  • Discomfort at the bottom of the finger/thumb
  • Pain when bending or straightening the finger/thumb
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty moving finger/thumb
  • Painful clicking or popping
  • The finger/thumb becomes caught in a bent position

Causes of trigger finger and thumb

Within your hand, there is a tunnel that holds the tendon that is responsible for flexing the finger. When this tunnel narrows, the tendon can’t move through it easily, and trigger finger can develop. It may also be the result of the tendon becoming inflamed. 

Those who have diabetes, gout, or rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to develop trigger finger and thumb, as well as those whose job or activities force them to strongly and repetitively grip something. This can include industrial workers, farmers, and drummers.

How is trigger finger and thumb treated?

Treatments may include a change in your activity, rest of the hand, a splint, anti-inflammatory medication, and steroid injections. 

If none of these treatments help the condition improve and it becomes more painful and long-lasting, surgery is usually recommended.

Finding the right specialist

If you have pain, discomfort, or limited use in your fingers, hand, wrist or forearm, consult a hand surgeon. While surgery isn’t always necessary, a hand surgeon will be able to both accurately diagnose and treat you with the best options. Because our hands play an important role in our lives, treatment for conditions that impair the hands is incredibly necessary — as is working with a professional hand surgeon.  

Your hand diagnosis and treatment should only be performed by a qualified surgeon who has been trained to understand the complexities of the ligaments, tendons, muscles, bones, nerves, skin, joints, and blood vessels of the hand. At Regency Specialties, we are extremely proud to have the best trigger finger specialists in Phoenix, Buckeye, Surprise, and the surrounding areas.

Regency Specialties

Why choose Regency Specialties?

If you’re seeking trigger finger treatment in Phoenix, Buckeye, Surprise, or the nearby areas, contact us. Regency Specialties includes an outstanding team of hand surgeons. 

Our goal is to deliver the highest level of care and availability with the top specialists in Arizona. As a patient-centric practice that values each and every individual we see, we promise the very best service and results. To learn more or schedule a consultation, please call 623-243-9077 or contact us online. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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