Trigger Finger Relief

Repetitive strain can result in a limited range of motion in your fingers.

 

The surgeons at Onward Orthopedics are trigger finger experts.

 

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What is Trigger Finger?

One of the most common causes of hand pain and disability, trigger finger occurs when the tendon in your finger becomes inflamed. Once inflamed, the tendon cannot move in a fluid fashion causing your finger to catch or lock when bent. While diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and diabetes can lead to trigger finger, activities that strain the hand can also lead to this condition.

Symptoms of Trigger Finger

Stiffness in the finger, especially in the morning
Popping or clicking sensation when you move your finger
Tenderness or a bump in the palm at the base of the affected finger
Finger locking in a bent position (some straighten out on their own, others do not)

How is Trigger Finger Treated?

For mild cases, a doctor may recommend conservative treatment. This may include anti-inflammatory drugs, steroid injections or therapy. If these methods do not relieve your symptoms, your doctor may recommend surgery. Onward Orthopedic surgeons perform trigger finger releases in an outpatient setting. Working through a small incision near the base of your troublesome finger, your surgeon will cut open the constricted section of the tendon.

 

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