Difficulty In Moving Fingers Can Be An Early Sign Of Type-2 Diabetes, Seek Immediate Treatment

Discomfort in hand and fingers should not be taken lightly as it can be an indication of any disease

Vani Malik
Written by: Vani MalikPublished at: Jan 23, 2020Updated at: Jan 23, 2020
Difficulty In Moving Fingers Can Be An Early Sign Of Type-2 Diabetes, Seek Immediate Treatment

Type-2 diabetes is a life-long condition in which a person's blood glucose levels are very high. This happens due to the reason when our pancreas is unable to release a sufficient amount of insulin hormone. Insulin hormone is responsible for controlling the amount of blood sugar in our blood. If the blood sugar level is not checked regularly or not treated, it can lead to fatal diseases like stroke, heart failure, heart attacks, etc. Given the signs associated with type-2 diabetes, it is essential first to diagnose the disease and take steps to reduce the blood sugar level.


Although there are several signs of type-2 diabetes, you can identify some signs very quickly. One of the early signs of diabetes can be stiffness and twitching of the fingers while moving. This can cause pain in the fingers, especially in the index finger and thumb. This symptom is called flexor tenosynovitis and is also known as trigger finger. This is a condition in which there is swelling around the finger.

Also Read: Diabetes Management: The Advancing Technology in Diabetes Prevention, Diagnosis And Care

Flexor Tenosynovitis And Diabetes

Health experts point out that when the shell of the fingers, which maintains a protective radius in living tissue, starts to suffer, it causes the flexor tendon to rotate smoothly, leading to difficulty in moving the fingers. The flexor tendon connects the bones fingers and thumb to the palms. Apart from this, there may be stiffness, redness and pain on the entire finger and thumb. With this, a lump is formed on the base of the affected finger, which starts to ache.  Experts say that this syndrome can lead to difficulty in keeping the fingers straight. According to a report, 11 per cent of diabetes patients have flexor tenosynovitis while in non-diabetic patients, this rate is less than one per cent. Experts point out that high blood sugar for a long time dramatically increases the likelihood of flexor tenosynovitis.


Also Read: Type 2 Diabetes: Can Eating Noodles Reduce Blood Sugar Rapidly?

To understand the situation better, mentioned below are some common signs of Type 2 diabetes:

  • Excessive urination, especially at night.
  • Feeling thirsty all the time.
  • Weight loss even without following any diet or exercise regime.
  • Itching on the genitals.
  • It takes too much time to heal a wound.
  • Blurring of vision

Read more articles on Health News