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Why Does My Middle Finger Lock Up And Is Painful?

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The pain you are feeling is known as flexor tenosynovitis or trigger finger which causes pain to a finger when a person attempts to move their fingers or form a clenched fist. A snapping sound is generally heard when the joint is being moved which can also cause a great deal of pain.

There are various degrees of pain when it comes to this condition. Sometimes people experience a pain that is no more than a slight annoyance which is felt through the knuckles and finger joints. However, the majority of time it starts off as mild pain and continues to increase so it is important that when you start feeling regular pain in this fashion you should consult a doctor and receive treatments.

There are a possible number of causes for flexor tenosynovitis which include arthritis in the finger joint. If this is the case then nodules may appear on the tendons which will cause severe pain and make the finger lock. However, the most common cause is simply overusing fingers. This could come from using a computer for long periods of time where you will be using your fingers for constantly typing. Also, it is usually the forefinger that suffers the most damage in this case.

Like I mentioned, there are degrees of pain and severity when it comes to this condition however you need to keep in mind that it can be very serious. In most severe cases, people have had to have their finger amputated because the pain had become so unbearable and it was too late to treat it. This means that it is important you have your tendons consulted as early as possible to prevent the need for surgery. In this case you will likely be prescribed aggressive physical therapy. In more serious cases you may have to go through a medical procedure in which antibiotics are placed into your finger to prevent further harm.
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Yea same with me my middle finger locks up but no pain and now my ring finger is starting to lock up a little

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