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Arthritis

Question
Posted by: | 2020/03/30

Q.

My vingers haak vas as ek my hand oopmaak

Hallo Dr. Dis nou n maand wat ek die probleem het. As ek myregter hand toemaak en wil dit weer oopmaak dan gaan my hand oop tot op n stadium dan haak my middelvinger en my ringvinger vas. Dan moet ek dit harde forseer om oop te kry. Dit voel of die litte gly en dan maak my hand weer oop. Ek is 65jr en vroulik. Moeilik om probleem te verduidelik. Wat kan ek doen om dit te voorkom. Is dit begin van artritis. Baie dankie vir raad.

Expert's Reply

A.

Arthritis expert
- 2020/04/01

You have classical features of "trigger finger". You may need a cortisone injection in the tendon sheath and this may completely resolve the problem. Occasionally patients may go on to require surgery.

This does not mean the beginning of any form of arthritis.
You should see a rheumatologist or an orthopaedic surgeon.

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