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Trigger finger and arthritis are related, as stated by WebMD. Rheumatoid arthritis can be one of the causes of the condition along with diabetes and gout. More »

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Trigger finger is a condition that causes a finger to become stuck in a bent position, according to Mayo Clinic. It may straighten with a snap, but in severe cases, the finger becomes locked in position. Trigger finger c... More »

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Trigger finger causes include forceful use or repeated movement of the finger or the thumb, according to WebMD. Diabetes, gout and rheumatoid arthritis are additional causes. Using a firm grip to grasp an object such as ... More »

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The first step in treating a trigger finger without surgery is to rest it, according to WebMD. A doctor may place a splint on the finger to immobilize it. More »

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Causes of swollen and painful hands include carpel tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, simple fractures, arthritis and trigger finger or stenosing tenosynovitis, according to WebMD. Forms of arthritis that cause painful and swo... More »

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The possible long-term repercussions of a jammed finger that is not treated promptly are arthritis and significant pain, explains Dr. Michelle Carlson for the Hospital for Special Surgery. An injury to the finger’s middl... More »

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To put a temporary splint on a broken pinky finger, place a pen next to the finger, then wrap something around it to hold the finger in place, says WebMD. A popsicle stick also works in place of the pen. This is only a t... More »

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