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  • Are Fingers Locking Up Straight Without Pain a Symptom of Trigger Finger?

    Having a finger or thumb lock up in a straight or bent position is a common problem. A locked finger or thumb is the telltale sign of trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis. This occurs when the sheath of tissue that wraps around a tendon (the tissue that connects muscle to bone) becomes inflamed.

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  • Dislocated Elbow Injury: When Can You Get Back to Normal?

    A dislocated elbow occurs when the elbow bones no longer connect. It is a common injury in adults and children and often happens in tandem with bone fractures (breaks) and additional nerve and tissue damage. Falling onto an outstretched hand is the most common cause of this type of injury.

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  • Causes of Hands and Fingers Locking Up

    Hands locking up can be a symptom of various medical conditions, or occur as a side effect of anxiety. Common causes of hands locking up include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and trigger finger. These conditions can also cause pain, swelling, and difficulty with daily tasks.

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  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis: Conservative Management and Surgical Treatment

    De Quervain's tenosynovitis (also called de Quervain's disease) is a condition that affects tendons that attach to two muscles of the thumb—extensor pollicis brevis and abductor pollicis longus.1 This condition typically develops from repetitive use of the thumb for activities such as twisting and pinching, but the cause is not always known.

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  • Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) develops when inflammation narrows the tunnel and compresses the nerve. This can cause numbness, tingling, pain, and weakness in your hands. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive stress injury, which means it develops gradually.

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