- Clicking, snapping, or locking when you move your finger
- Finger stuck in a bent position
- Pain in hands
- Swelling and stiffness in fingers and finger joints
What is Trigger Finger?
Trigger finger results from a tight pulley (ligament) that causes pain. Your finger will likely lock down when you make a fist and you may be unable to extend the finger when you open your hand.
Mild cases of trigger finger may be treated by splinting the affected finger or thumb, avoiding aggravating activities that cause pain, taking anti-inflammatories, and/or receiving corticosteroid injection(s). While non-surgical treatment can relieve mild cases of the condition, surgery may be necessary if it continues to worsen.
Open Trigger Finger Release
Using a small incision, the area of the tendon sheath constricting the tendon is released to reduce pressure and restore function in the finger.