Physical Therapy Tucson | Trigger finger

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If you’re looking for trigger finger physical therapy Tucson, you’ve come to the right place. Body central physical therapy has been treating patients with trigger finger since 2001. Body central was opened in 2001 by Dr. Jennifer Allen and Dr. Tonya Bunner for the purpose of treating musculoskeletal conditions in the Tucson area. Since that time body central physical therapy has won multiple awards including the copper cactus award for the best place to work, the international Stevie award for community involvement, and is recently been listed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. Body central physical therapy is locally owned and operated in Tucson Arizona. Body central physical therapy is 100% physical therapist owned. This article is for informational purposes only, if you need to schedule appointment with a medical provider at body central physical therapy please call (520) 325-4002.

For trigger finger physical therapy Tucson, there are many options. Dr. Jennifer Allen heads the hand therapy division of body central physical therapy and is provided hand therapy and upper extremity services to the Tucson community since the year 2001. Since that time Dr. Allen has added more physical therapist that treat the hand and upper extremity to the practice. Currently Dr. Britt Linde treats upper extremity issues at the Oro Valley location of body central physical therapy. Dr. Paul Winkler treats hand and upper extremity dysfunction at the Tanque Verde office. Matt Wise, a physical therapist with a board certification in orthopedic physical therapy also treats hand and upper extremity dysfunction at the Tanque Verde office.

Trigger finger which is also known as stenosing tenosynovitis is a disorder in which one of the fingers get stuck in a bent position. When trying to straighten the finger a loud snap is heard like a trigger being pulled. This condition occurs when inflammation causes swelling in the sheath that surrounds the tendon in the finger. When trigger finger is severe the finger can get locked in a bent position. People that perform repetitive gripping activities are at a much higher risk of contracting trigger finger. This conditions more prevalent in women as well as patients with diabetes. Conservative treatment of trigger finger can involve splinting injections and physical therapy. As the condition worsens, surgical intervention may be necessary to release the stuck finger.

Night splinting is sometimes helpful in patients with trigger finger. Allowing the inflammation to decrease is paramount for decreasing the frequency of trigger finger. Maintaining adequate range of motion in the fingers is important while decreasing inflammation. Patients that perform repetitive gripping activities need to alter their daily activities until symptoms subside. Physical therapy interventions may include soft tissue mobilization, modalities to decrease inflammation, instrument -assisted soft tissue mobilization, dry needling, and specific exercise for range of motion and the promotion of tendon gliding. Prognosis for recovery depends on many factors including the coexistence of diabetes, the longevity of the issue, as well as the overall health of the patient.

Hand therapy is available at most locations of body central physical therapy. Working with the hand therapists can alleviate issues of trigger finger and promote general upper extremity wellness. Body central physical therapy is a provider of hand therapy Tucson. There are many physical therapist to choose from at body central physical therapy that can provide hand therapy services. There is a body central physical therapy location near your neighborhood. For more information about scheduling an appointment or information on hand therapy in general please call (520) 325-4002. Visit body central physical therapy for free consultation, or visit to find out what physical therapy can do for you.