Trigger Finger

About Trigger Finger:

Trigger finger is a condition that causes one of your fingers to become stuck in a bent position. In the same way that a trigger is pulled when released, your finger may straighten in a snapping motion when you have this condition. It occurs when the flexor tendon in the fingers becomes inflamed as a result of trauma or repetitive stress. This can be very painful.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Curled appearance of the finger
  • A sensitive nodule or ball on the palm
  • Pain and swelling
  • Increased pain when attempting to straighten out the affected finger
  • A popping or snapping of the joints of the affected finger

How is it Treated?

  • Anti-inflammatories may be used to temporarily alleviate pain
  • Steroid injection
  • Surgical intervention is often considered. Contact an orthopedic specialist to explore options

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