Trigger Finger and Trigger Thumb
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You will have difficulty bending and straightening your fingers or thumb. It may feel like they catch or get stuck when you try to move them. The stiffness and catching may be worse when you first wake up in the morning or after periods of inactivity. Your fingers or thumb may loosen up with movement. Your pain may increase when your finger or thumb becomes free. In severe cases, the fingers or thumb can become stuck and unable to move.
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