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Trigger finger exercises

3 Mar 2021

Trigger finger is a condition that should not be ignored as it can get serious if you do not take proper care right from the beginning. If you take your medicines regularly and do the trigger finger exercises, you will be able to recover quickly. Following exercises show significant results for full recovery:

Finger extensor stretch

Keep your hand flat on a solid surface.

Hold the affected finger with the index finger of the other hand.

Gently and slowly, pull the affected finger upward.

Pull it as far as it doesn’t hurt.

Hold it for 5 seconds and then release.

Do this for the other fingers.

Finger lifts

Place your hand on a table.

Lift your fingers (as far as possible) one by one.

Tendon gliding

Fan out your fingers. Stretch your palm a little. This is the starting position.

Bend all your fingers except your thumb and touch the bottom of your palm.

Bring your fingers back to the starting position.

Again, bend all your fingers except your thumb and touch the middle of your palm.

Bring your fingers back to the starting position.

Touch all your fingertips with the tip of your thumb.

Again, spread your fingers out.

Finally, touch the base of each finger with your thumb

Finger spread

Place your hand on a table.

Make a fist and open it.

Object pick-ups

You would need coins, bottle caps, pencils, and/or other small objects on a table for this exercise.

Pick up each object, one by one, and place them on the other side of the table.

Again, pick them up, one after another, and place back in their old place.

Palm release

You would need a small softball for this exercise.

Place the ball in your palm with your fingers fanned out.

You may support your hand by placing it on a table.

Bring your fingers closer and grasp the ball.

Squeeze and hold for 3 seconds.

Release the hold and fan out your fingers.

O exercise

Touch the fingertip of the affected finger with the tip of your thumb to form an ‘O.’

Hold it for 3 seconds and then fan out your fingers.

Repeat with all the affected fingers.

 

Thumb extension

Hold an elastic band with your thumb and index finger.

Hold the opposite end of the band with the affected thumb.

Push the thumb back and extend it.

Hold it for 2 seconds and relax.

Paper/towel grasp

Place a small towel or a sheet of paper on a table.

Place your hand on the table so that your affected hand is on top of the towel or the paper.

Form a fist slowly and scrunch the paper or the towel.

Squeeze the towel or the paper for 3 seconds.

Open your fist slowly and fan out your fingers.

Finger V stretch

Place your hand on a table.

Fold your thumb, ring finger, and little finger.

Fan apart your index and middle finger (forming a ‘V’) and then bring them close together.

 

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