(Stenosing Tenosynovitis; Volar Flexor Tenosynovitis)
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- Swelling of the synovial sheath—tenosynovitis
- Finger or thumb stiffness
- Finger, thumb, or hand pain
- Swelling or a lump in the palm
- Catching or popping when straightening the finger or thumb
- Finger or thumb stuck in bent position
- Asking you to move the affected finger or thumb
- Feeling the hand and fingers
- Corticosteroid injections
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Adjust your workspace to minimize the strain on your joints.
- Alternate activities when possible.
- Take breaks throughout the day.
Hand Care—American Society for Surgery of the Hand http://www.assh.org
Ortho Info—American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons http://www.orthoinfo.org
The Arthritis Society http://www.arthritis.ca
HealthLink BC http://www.healthlinkbc.ca
Salim N, Abdullah S, et al. Outcome of corticosteroid injection versus physiotherapy in the treatment of mild trigger fingers. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2011 Aug 4.
Trigger finger. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated July 9, 2013. Accessed September 30, 2014.
Vance MC, Tucker JJ, et al. The association of hemoglobin a1c with the prevalence of stenosing flexor tenosynovitis. J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Sep;37(9):1765-1769.
- Reviewer: Teresa Briedwell, DPT, OCS
- Review Date: 08/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/30/2013 -
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