Some diagrams shows the problems associated with TRIGGER THUMB or TRIGGER FINGER:
Trigger finger and trigger thumb are conditions affecting the movement of the tendons as they bend the fingers or thumb toward the palm of the hand. This movement is called flexion. Triggering is usually the result of a thickening in the tendon that forms a nodule, or knob. The pulley ligament may thicken as well. The constant irritation from the tendon repeatedly sliding through the pulley causes the tendon to swell in this area and create the nodule. Rheumatoid arthritis, partial tendon lacerations, repeated trauma from pistol-gripped power tools, or long hours grasping a steering wheel can cause triggering. Infection or damage to the synovium causes a rounded swelling (the nodule) to form in the tendon.
What does a trigger finger or thumb feel like?
he symptoms of trigger finger or thumb include pain and a funny clicking sensation when the finger or thumb is bent. Pain usually occurs when the finger or thumb is bent and straightened. Tenderness usually occurs over the area of the nodule--at the bottom of the finger or thumb. The clicking sensation occurs when the nodule moves through the tunnel formed by the pulley ligaments. With the finger straight, the nodule is at the far edge of the surrounding ligament. When the finger is flexed, the nodule passes under the ligament and causes the clicking sensation. If the nodule becomes too large it may pass under the ligament, but becomes stuck at the near edge. The nodule cannot move back through the tunnel, and the finger is locked in the flexed trigger position.
What can be done about it?
Well, the answer is that you can either see a surgeon, have surgery that takes months to heal and cost a fortune which is frankly not guaranteed... OR ...you can take HA Compound X10 supplements to help the body heal itself!