Trigger thumb, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, is a painful condition that causes the thumb to catch or lock when bent. Trigger thumb occurs when inflammation narrows the space within the sheath that surrounds the tendon in the affected finger. If trigger thumb is severe, your finger may become locked in a bent position.
Trigger thumb is more common in women than men and tends to happen most often in people who are 40 to 60 years old. Farmers, industrial workers, and musicians often get trigger finger since they repeat finger and thumb movements a lot. Even smokers can get trigger thumb from repeated use of a lighter, for example.
The most common symptom of the trigger thumb is a painful clicking or snapping when bending or straightening the finger. Also, you can observe finger stifness, Tenderness or a bump (nodule) in the palm at the base of the affected finger, finger locking in a bend position which you are unable to straighten. Untreated condition can result in muscle contractions and manual impairment.
In pharmacological as in surgical treatment, the most important is thumb immobilization, mainly during inflammation. In this case, the best choice is our universal Trigger and Keeper’s Thumb Support AM-SP-02.
Our universal thumb support AM-SP-02 is made of excellent and skin-friendly material UniPren.
It’s is universal 3-layered fabric made of external elastic polyamide self-gripping layer and internal neoprene foam with elastic jersey. Our fabric is soft and elastic and not knitted, what prevents skin against the skin abrasions in the compression zones. The material is self-gripping viding easy application.
UniPren vides adjusted compression and maintains the warmth which motes healing and reduces swelling and pain.
Our thumb brace AM-SP-02 is equipped with aluminum splint, viding thumb stabilization in the neural position. Also, it maintain the soft tissues not stretched, reducing inflammation and moting healing. The thumb splint only restricts the thumb and wrist, leaving the other fingers free for full hand mobility while wearing the thumb brace.
What’s more, the brace is equipped with special Velcro strap, viding additional thumb compression.
Our Trigger and Keeper’s Thumb Support AM-SP-02 has wrap around design and it’s easy to apply.
Purpose of use
- Trigger thumb
- Keeper thumb
- Thumb arthritis
- Gamekeeper’s thumb
- DeQuervain’s syndrome
- Stener lesion of the thumb
- Painful first carpometacarpal joint