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 » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

Treatment for trigger finger starts with resting the finger, but options include anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injections and surgery, according to Recovery time depends on the severity of the conditio... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging
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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 » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

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 » Health Pain & Symptoms

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases Breaks & Sprains