TRIGGER FINGER SYNDROME EXERCISES: FINGER/LOCKING

Note: Trigger Finger may take longer to correct than other hand disorders.  Be patient, yet persistent with your program, and results will come using FLEXTEND®-RESTORE™.

SYMPTOMS: The most common symptom of Trigger Finger Syndrome or Trigger Thumb is a painful "clicking" or snapping when attempting to flex or extend the affected digit, as the adhesion or nodule that has developed on the tendon tries to pass through the pulley. In some cases the affected finger or thumb "locks" down into a flexed position in the palm of the hand, or in an extended "straight" position. Often, the trigger finger or trigger thumb must be gently straightened with the other hand.

VIEW EXERCISES USED:
Palm-Up Isolated
Five-Finger Isolated          
Single Finger Isolated   
   

OPTIONAL: You may use Palm-Up Elbow Moving unless you experience ANY discomfort in the elbow region while performing the exercise (not including post-exercise soreness, fatigue, etc.)  Revert to using Palm-Up Isolated, still following the required number of sets and repetitions.

WEEK #1:  3 sets / 10 repetitions, 2x daily, 3 days a week
3-sets: Palm-Up Isolated
Perform 3 sets in the morning, and 3 sets in the afternoon or evening.

WEEK #2-3:  4 sets / 12-20 repetitions, 2x daily, 4-5 days a week
1 set:  Palm-Up Isolated                                               
2 sets:  Five-Finger Isolated
1 set:  Palm-Up Isolated 
         
NOTE: Perform 4 sets in the morning, and 4 sets in the afternoon or evening.

WEEK #4-8:  6 sets / 12-20 repetitions, 2x daily, 5-6 days a week
1 set:  Palm-Up Isolated                                               
2 sets:  Five-Finger Isolated                
2 sets:  Single-Finger Isolated
1 set:  Palm-Up Isolated   
       
NOTE: Perform 6 sets in the morning, and 6 sets in the afternoon or evening.

WEEK #9-12:  8 sets / 12-20 repetitions, 2x daily, 6 days a week 
1 set:  Palm-Up Isolated                                               
3 sets:  Five-Finger Isolated                
3 sets:  Single-Finger Isolated
1 set:  Palm-Up Isolated     
     
NOTE: Perform 8 sets in the morning, and 8 sets in the afternoon or evening.


PROGRESSIVE RESISTANCE: Increase exercise resistance each week by moving up the Band Clasp/shortening the band length.