People with trigger finger find flexing the fingers painful; the hands become tenders and finger flexibility is limited. The most common symptoms of this condition are stiffness and pain when flexing or bending fingers (although extending the finger may cause pain in some individuals, too), soreness in the base of the palm, bent or locked fingers, a tender lump or swelling in the palm or at the base of the finger, and inflamed joints. Symptoms are often most pronounced upon waking and ease throughout the day. Redness at the joint, excess heat, or an inability to straighten the fingers requires medical investigation as these could indicate an infection.
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