How To Deal With Weak Hands And Stiff Fingers In Children?
, my 8-year-old child has weak arms and stiff fingers when bent into the back of his hand. so that his fingers cannot straight even bend. what this indicates. and how to treat it
Hello Umi Masruroh,
Finger deformity (fingers appear crooked) and stiffness of the fingers in children can be caused by several things:
Trigger finger. Caused by a problem in the tendon (the part of the muscle that is connected to the bone) of the finger. Symptoms that appear are stiffness in the affected finger, looks bent to one side, feels pain when trying to straighten.
Mallet finger. Usually preceded by a trauma that causes abnormalities in the tendons that function for extension (making straight). Usually bent occurs at the end of the finger segment.
Juvenile rheumathoid arthiritis. Caused by autoimmune disorders. Complaints of stiffness in the joints of the fingers, accompanied by redness and swelling in the joints. Often accompanied by pain.
Camptodactyly. Congenital abnormalities in the hands, which cause the fingers to look bent and cannot be straightened. It often occurs on the little finger. There is no sign of inflammation.
There are many more disorders that provide similar complaints experienced by your child. For more details, take your child to see a doctor. Treatment given usually depends on the underlying cause. Usually it will be installed like a splint on the finger to avoid permanent deformity. Medicines and surgery usually depend on the cause of the finger deformity.
Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.