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Trigger Finger

Trigger finger is a type of tenosynovitis. Tenosynovitis is an inflammation of the tendons in the finger or the thumb, limiting a finger’s ability to bend or straighten. It can be caused by repeatedly grasping an object. When a tendon is swollen, it tends to “lock” in a bent, or trigger, position. A pop or catching sensation may occur when the finger is moved from the bent position.

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