Dear valued customers, we are making changes to our daily online and in-store routines that will help protect everyone during this difficult time. Effective Monday March 23, we are introducing social distancing protocols at our in-store location. We are still accepting all United States & Canadian orders. Orders can still be called in or placed online and shipped directly to you as usual however, if ordered as an "in-store pick-up" at our location we have made the following changes. As soon as your order is ready for pickup, we will contact you by phone and make the appropriate arrangements. The Physiotherapy Room has always made the health and safety of our staff and customers a top priority, and we will work to make ordering as effective and safe as we can, for everyone. We thank you for your understanding and patience during these unusual times, and we look forward to the time when we can return to our standard routines.
|Trigger Finger is an inflammation of the tendon(s) that flex or bend the finger(s). The flexor tendons travel through the palm and into the fingers. The tendons act as cords that pull the fingers down into a fist and then relax as the extensor tendons on the back of the hand straighten the fingers. As they travel through the palm, they glide through a thin sheath of material lined with lubricating synovium that aids in smooth movement. The tendons pass through a series of pulleys that hold the tendons close to the finger. Anything that reduces space inside the tendon sheath or that compresses the space it moves through, can cause the tendon to get stuck as it goes through the pulley.
Think of the tendon as a line on a fishing rod and the pulleys as the eyelets that keep the line in contact with the rod as it bends and straightens. A knot in the line may make the line catch as it is pulled through the eyelet. If the knot keeps getting larger or the pulley gets tighter, eventually it will be too large to slide back in the other direction and the line will be stuck. That is what happens to the tendons. They simple get too large to move back and forth through the pulleys. For more information on Mallet Finger, visit Trigger Finger on Wikipedia