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Trigger finger

Trigger finger: Introduction

Trigger finger: Trigger finger is a type of stenosing tenosynovitis in which the sheath around a tendon in the thumb or finger becomes swollen, or a nodule forms on the tendon. The condition is very painful, especially when the locked digit snaps (releases) beyond the restriction by the use of increased force. See detailed information below for a list of 4 causes of Trigger finger, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Trigger finger:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Trigger finger. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Trigger finger

Causes of Types of Trigger finger:

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Trigger finger: Symptom Checker

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Trigger finger: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Trigger finger

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Detailed list of causes of Trigger finger

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How Common are these Causes of Trigger finger?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Trigger finger. Of the 4 causes of Trigger finger that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 4 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Trigger finger:

The following list of conditions have 'Trigger finger' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Trigger finger Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Trigger finger based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Trigger finger:

    Medical Conditions associated with Trigger finger:

    Finger symptoms (1615 causes), Hand symptoms (2016 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes)

    Symptoms related to Trigger finger:

    Finger thumb, Stenosing tenosynovitis, Idiopathic cause, Diabetes mellitus (66 causes), Fibrous digital shaeth

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