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Trigger Finger Causes & Risks


Often, the cause of trigger finger is unknown. However, many cases of trigger finger are caused by one of the following:

  • Overuse of the hand from repetitive motions
    • Computer operation
    • Machine operation
    • Repeated use of hand tools
    • Playing musical instruments
  • Inflammation caused by a disease

Risk Factors

The following factors increase your chance of developing trigger finger:

  • Age: 40 to 60
  • History of repetitive hand motions for work or play
  • Sex: female
  • History of certain diseases:
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Gout
    • Hypothyroidism

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