Thursday, July 26, 2018 by Ralph Flores
Stenosing tenosynovitis, better known as “trigger finger,” happens when a finger or thumb becomes seemingly stuck in a bent position until it snaps back into place. The condition usually affects older women, in particular.
Stenosing tenosynovitis is the result of an inflammation of the sheath which houses the tendons that control movement. This makes the sheath constricted and prevents the tendons from moving through it.
The primary risk factor for stenosing tenosynovitis is repetitive trauma, which is common in activities like gardening, pruning, and clipping. In some cases, it could also be caused by an underlying condition that causes inflammation in the tissues of the hand, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
The hallmark symptom of stenosing tenosynovitis is when any of the fingers of the hand “snaps” while attempting to grip. This happens when instead of a smooth, closing action, the affected finger hesitates then suddenly snaps closed. The same effect is observed when trying to extend the finger. In severe cases, the affected finger must be manually extended.
The condition primarily affects the tendons of the hand.
Certain food items are recommended to relieve stenosing tenosynovitis. These include:
To note, there are conventional therapies for stenosing tenosynovitis, including medication. However, these may come with adverse side effects. Natural options, however, include:
Stenosing tenosynovitis occurs when a digit becomes stuck in a bent position until it snaps back into place.
Stenosing tenosynovitis is the result of an inflamed sheath which prevents the tendons from moving through it.
Repetitive trauma is the primary risk factor for stenosing tenosynovitis.
The hallmark symptom of stenosing tenosynovitis is when any of the fingers of the hand “snaps” while attempting to grip.
Stenosing tenosynovitis primarily affects the tendons of the hand.
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