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Many procedures are available to treat the stiffness, pain and weakness that can occur with arthritic conditions in the wrist.

Trigger Finger/Thumb

 

This condition is due to thickening and possible

inflammation of the flexor tendon adjacent to the A1 pulley in the palm of the hand at the base of the finger.

 

It can be painful  to move or straighten the finger or the finger may lock in a flexed position. 

Normally the ring or middle finger is affected.

 

Multiple digits being affected can be associated with diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.

Steroid injections in diabetics will require closer monitering of blood sugar levels post treatment

 

Sometimes  2 steroid injections are required to reduce the pain and get full movemnt.

Occasionally surgical release under local or general anaesthtic is necessary for more severely affected fingers

or failure to respond to steroid injections.

Recovery from the steroid injections should be within a few days

and from the surgical release 1-3 weeks

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