Spring finger

What is spring finger?

Spring finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, is the inflammation of one or more sheaths of the flexor muscles of the fingers.

Abrupt and uncontrolled movement during flexion-extension whereby, during flexion-extension, the movement brakes in mid-stroke and ends abruptly.

What are the possible causes?

The exact cause of the appearance of this lesion is unknown, but it is associated with:

  • Repetitive finger flexion-extension movements
  • Trauma
  • Rheumatic diseases
  • Degenerative disorders
  • Diabetes

How is it treated?

Spring finger is an injury whose prognosis for recovery will vary greatly depending on when treatment begins.

First of all, a global, exhaustive and complete assessment of the musculoskeletal and nervous system is carried out, and depending on the results, we evaluate which type of treatment is the most appropriate for the patient. In a cross-cutting manner, the rehabilitation team will perform an intervention through therapeutic exercise.

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