“Say Goodbye to Painful and Stiff Fingers: How a Hand Therapist Can Help with Trigger Finger”
Are you tired of dealing with the constant discomfort and limited movement of one or many trigger finger(s)? If so, a hand therapist at Global Reach OT & PT can help.
Trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, is a condition that causes pain, swelling, and inflammation in the fingers or thumb. It can lead to symptoms such as sticking down in a bent position when you hold onto something for a long time, popping when you straighten it manually and clicking when trying to move the affected finger through it’s full range. Difficulty gripping and weakness can also occur, making everyday tasks difficult to perform for example holding on to tools or a hairbrush while styling your hair.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to seek help from a hand therapist near you. They will create a personalized treatment plan that include techniques such as stretching, manual therapy to reduce swelling, facilitate tendons moving through their normal range to allow functional grasping of small to large items. Gradual strengthening will be added when the movement mechanics have improved. There is a fine balance between resting, splinting, exercising and stretching.
Don’t let a debilitating trigger finger keep you from living your life to the fullest. Say goodbye to aching, restricted, tight, and stiff fingers. Text or call Global Reach OT & PT at (916) 620-8050 to schedule an appointment with a hand therapist today.
Together, you can work towards a pain-free and comfortable life.