When you come into Hand and Wrist Center, you will always receive friendly treatment and professional care. We are committed to helping you overcome your trigger finger symptoms and living your life pain free.
Trigger finger is caused when your tendons become inflamed and cause the surrounding lining in your hand to thicken and swell. This expansion prevents the tendons from easily being able to slide into the lining in your hand, making it difficult and painful to bend, straighten, or even use your fingers or thumbs.
Tendons are what connect the bones in your fingers to the muscles all the way up into your forearm. They are protected by a special membrane called the synovium which secretes a fluid allowing the tendons to slide as you move your fingers. Trigger finger is when the tendon becomes inflamed and unable to slide easily through the sheath created by the synovium.
Symptoms: When attempting to open hands from a closed fist position, the joints in your fingers seem to lock, jam, or otherwise struggle to release.
Common Causes: Repetitive gripping and use, arthritis, and injury.
Treatment Options: Splinting, cortisone injection, and surgery.