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middle finger stiff; can bend toward palm, but not straighten

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middle finger stiff; can bend toward palm, but not straighten upward. pain (tender/sore) across palm to wrist; swelling in palm along tendon

Dr B :

Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek

JACUSTOMER-38e0pej1- :

ok

JACUSTOMER-38e0pej1- :

I see the accept icon, but I don't have an answer yet to accept.

Dr B :

Sorry, I will answer your question

Dr B :

What you have is likely a contracture or stiffening of your tendon or tendon sheath, this may require a tendon release, or a steroid injection

JACUSTOMER-38e0pej1- :

what kind of doctor should i see

Dr B :

The only way to determine the extent and exact nature of the condition is for you to have it examined by a hand surgeon

JACUSTOMER-38e0pej1- :

what is a tendon release

Dr B :

Cutting part of the tendon

Dr B :

The part that is fibrosed

JACUSTOMER-38e0pej1- :

ouch! What are some typical causes of this type problem?

Dr B :

Inflammation of the tendon sheath, sometimes due to overuse

JACUSTOMER-38e0pej1- :

ok. Thanks for your help. I will consult a hand surgeon as soon as possible. Happy New Year.

Dr B :

You're welcome, happy new year to you too
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