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Is trigger finger a dangerous condition?

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Trigger finger is not a dangerous condition, but it can be painful. It is caused by inflammation of tendons and results in soreness at the base of the finger as well as a painful clicking sensation when the finger is bent or straightened, according to WebMD.

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Is trigger finger a dangerous condition?
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Trigger finger is caused by repeated movement of the finger or by forceful use over a long period of time. This condition can be diagnosed by a physician. Treatment consists of rest of the affected area, sometimes accomplished with a splint, and anti-inflammatory drugs. Treatment generally results in a cure within a few weeks, says WebMD.

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