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What are the symptoms of trigger finger?

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One of the first symptoms of trigger finger is soreness at the base of the finger or thumb. The most common symptom is a painful clicking or snapping when bending or straightening the finger. This catching sensation tends to get worse after resting the finger or thumb and loosens up with movement.

In some cases, the finger or thumb locks in a bent or straight position as the condition gets worse and must be gently straightened with the other hand.

From: Trigger Finger and Trigger Thumb WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Mayo Clinic: “Trigger finger: Diagnosis & treatment,” “Trigger finger: Symptoms & causes.”

OrthoInfo: “Trigger Finger.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on March 21, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Mayo Clinic: “Trigger finger: Diagnosis & treatment,” “Trigger finger: Symptoms & causes.”

OrthoInfo: “Trigger Finger.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on March 21, 2018

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