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Finger problems and finger pain are symptoms that lead patients to a trigger finger doctor at the Florida Hand Center
People suffering finger problems as clicking or finger pain may soon find themselves looking for a trigger finger doctor.
That's why the Florida Hand Center produced this commercial video detailing the treatments and successes produced by trigger finger doctorStephen Helgemo.
At the Florida Hand Center in Port Charlotte, Dr. Helgemo has successfully helped patients with their finger problems and relieved their finger pain.
Those enduring finger pain or other finger problems invited to view the above video. Should a trigger finger doctor be required, the Florida Hand Center, which is located in Port Charlotte and serves the communities of Fort Myers, Sarasota, Venice, Cape Coral, Sebring, Punta Gorda, will be happy to help.
Trigger finger is a condition that results from thickening of the tendon in your palm which affects the fingers or thumb. It can often be alleviated through trigger finger treatment, though sometimes finger surgery is necessary. The symptoms include locking or clicking, finger pain, and stiffness (or any combination of these.) Occasionally, there is an actual lump in the palm that moves when you bend the finger.
The symptoms are often seen in people who use their hands and fingers extensively. Trigger finger is commonly associated with diabetes, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. People may recall an injury to the hand or other finger problems, but usually there is no clear inciting event.
Trigger finger is often successfully treated by a trigger finger doctor with a cortisone injection into the area adjacent to the tendon. The application of ice several times a day after the injection is also an important part of trigger finger treatment. If the injection is not effective or the symptoms recur, trigger finger surgery may be recommended.
Trigger finger surgery is also known as trigger finger release. It is done through a small incision in the palm of your hand. The sheath around the tendon is opened up to enlarge the space of the tendon and the small incision is usually closed with only one small suture.
Trigger finger doctor Dr. Stephen Helgemo usually performs trigger finger surgical procedures in the office. The safety and efficacy of the procedure itself are enhanced by performing the trigger finger release in the office under local anesthesia. In many cases, the results are immediately apparent - your finger clicks, and in a few minutes the clicking is gone.