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26 Feb 2004

CLICKING INDEX FINGER JOINT
Hi there! I wonder if you can give me some advice. Over the past couple of days the first joint of the index finger on my right hand has started occasionally 'clicking' when flexed or straightened. It isn't painful (although it is an odd sensation, and the noise is audible - almost a 'snapping' sound). The joint is slightly swollen in comparison to my left hand index finger - but I am right handed so use the right hand more anyway. I wondered if it might be a tendon problem and, if so, how I would go about fixing it?
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physiotherapist

01 Jan 0001

Hi RSI

Sounds like the start of something called trigger finger, where the tendon slips and locks, and snaps when it releases. Best to check with your dr - sometimes they like to inject it and that works.

Douglas
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