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What causes trigger finger?

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Trigger finger can be caused by a repeated movement or forceful use of the finger or thumb. Rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and diabetes also can cause trigger finger. So can grasping something, such as a power tool, with a firm grip for a long time.

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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