Bristol, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/19/2019 -- Trigger finger, also known as Stenosing Tenosynovitis, is a painful, lifestyle-limiting condition - but it doesn't have to be.
The human hand contains a complex system of tendons and "pulleys" that allow the fingers to bend and extend. If these pulleys become too thick, the tendons can no longer glide across them, so the finger cannot bend all the way. Instead, it gets stuck at a bent position similar to the position of a finger pulling a gun trigger. This gives Stenosing Tenosynovitis the better-known name of "Trigger Finger." It can occur in any finger, including the thumb.
Besides limited mobility, Trigger Finger causes pain, sensitivity, and what many patients describe as a "catching feeling."
Fortunately, help is available at the leading hand surgery center in the greater Philadelphia area: Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center. Here, highly-specialized hand surgeons have the knowledge and experience to resolve Trigger Finger.
Every Trigger finger case is different, so Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center physicians provide personalized care for every patient. Surgery might be required to allow the tendon to once again glide easily. This might be followed by hand therapy to restore full mobility.
Often, though, surgery is not needed. Less drastic measures like night splints, anti-inflammatory medication, or steroid injection, combined with a change in activity, can often provide the necessary treatment and restore full mobility.
There's no reason to let the pain and discomfort of Trigger Finger continue, because the leading trigger finger treatment center in the Greater Philadelphia area can help.
Contact Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center today.
About Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center
Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center has 17 locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Their team provides expert orthopedic care for the hands, wrists, arms, elbows, and shoulders. Patients of all ages, from active adults and athletes to children and seniors, can turn to this center for world-renowned care for all upper extremity injuries and conditions.
To learn more about Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center, visit http://www.hand2shouldercenter.com/.