Trigger Finger, or Stenosing Tenosynovitis is a condition where the tendons that bend the fingers and thumb thicken with age or overuse and have difficulty sliding through the ligaments that hold them in place within the palm. This creates a painful catching sensation or locking of the finger in a bent position when gripping. In Occupational Therapy, modalities such as ultrasound and paraffin can be used to soften tissue and reduce swelling to allow the tendon to glide more easily. Patients are often fitted with a small orthosis, or splint at the problematic finger to reduce triggering allowing the area to heal.
Holy Cross Hospital Activates Crisis Standards of Care
For two years our world has been struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. This new virus has made its way to every corner of the planet and as it travels, it mutates. COVID-19 is a burden to everyone, but health care workers around the world have been fighting on the front lines since day one, with […]More Info >