Chiropractic Care for Trigger Finger
Trigger finger occurs when the fingers get stuck in a bent position, where it appears as if one is clutching the trigger of a gun. The bending of the finger might even have a popping or snapping sound associated with it, which can be alarming. This condition requires treatment from a professional. At Wellness & Chiropractic Care, our Brunswick chiropractor offers has the knowledge and experience to naturally treat trigger finger and help prevent it from reoccurring.
Causes of Trigger Finger
Trigger finger is a type of inflammation in which the tendon is affected. Often, this condition is caused by repetitive actions, especially those that involve gripping. If you have a job or a hobby that requires excessive finger bending, you may be at a higher risk of developing this condition. You may also be at higher risk of trigger finger if you have health problems like arthritis or diabetes.
Symptoms of Trigger Finger
The symptoms of trigger finger can vary in severity. Patients often experience a variety of symptoms, including:
- Stiffness, especially after a period of not using the fingers
- Fingers locking in a bent or straight position
- Popping or clicking of the finger joints
- Pain at the base of the fingers
- Pain or inflammation of the palms
Trigger finger affects each finger, but you may experience the symptoms in just one or two fingers at a time.
Treatment for Trigger Finger
Chiropractic care can help you avoid the need for surgery or pain medications. Our chiropractor will work with you to create the appropriate treatment plan for your unique needs. Several non-invasive methods can help treat trigger finger. For example, the Graston Technique may be used to treat tendon-related issues and provide a fast recovery.
The Graston Technique involves breaking up fibrous scar tissues in the body. Our chiropractor will use a specialized tool to massage the area and break up scar tissue causing the inflammation. Trigger finger can also be treated with exercise. Performing hand, wrist, and finger exercises can help build strength in the inflamed areas. Stretching can also elongate the muscles and make them more limber.
Visit Us for Natural Relief from Our Brunswick Chiropractor
Wellness & Chiropractic Care provides effective trigger finger treatment for patients in and around the Brunswick area. If you are curious about benefiting from our chiropractic care or want to learn more about the cause of your inflammation, contact us today to schedule your first consultation.