The exercises for the finger in the trigger, which is when the finger is suddenly bent, serve to strengthen the extensor muscles of the hand, especially the affected finger, which should be performed contrary to the natural movement that the finger triggers.
These exercises are important because normally the flexor muscles, which are responsible for bending the fingers, become stronger, while the extensors are weakened.
Before these exercises, you can perform a massage of the affected joint, to facilitate blood flow and help lubricate it to prepare it for the exercises, gently moving the entire joint through circular movements for 2 or 3 minutes.
Place the hand with the affected finger on a flat surface and lift the affected finger as much as possible, keeping the stretch in this position for 30 seconds, as shown in the image. The exercise must be repeated from 3 to 5 times.
Put an elastic band around the fingers and hold it with the fingers to open the hand, stretching the elastic. Then, slowly return to the starting position and repeat this exercise from 10 to 15 times.
Place a plasticine mass under your hand and try to stretch it, keeping your fingers straight, as shown in the image, repeating the same exercises for 2 minutes.
All exercises must be carried out slowly and when the person starts to feel pain must stop. In addition, to relieve the stiffness of the hand, warm the tendons and help to stretch the finger, it is possible to put the hand in a container with tibia water.
How is the treatment performed?
In addition to exercises, there are other ways to treat trigger finger when there is a mild problem, such as physiotherapy, massages, application of hot compresses and the use of anti-inflammatory ointments.
In more serious situations, the administration of injectable cortisone or even surgery may be necessary. Know more about the treatment.
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