(HealthDay News) -- "Trigger finger" occurs when the finger's flexor tendon becomes inflamed and then stuck in the bent position, making it difficult to straighten the finger.
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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says risk factors for trigger finger include:
- Being female.
- Being aged 40 to 60.
- Having certain medical conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes.
- Performing activities that cause hand strain.
-- Diana Kohnle
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