Trigger Finger

What Is Trigger Finger?

Understanding Trigger Finger

Trigger finger, a condition where a finger catches, clicks, or gets stuck in a bent position, can be both painful and debilitating. In severe cases, it can result in a finger losing its ability to straighten entirely. At City Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, we’ve witnessed numerous patients struggling with trigger finger and the associated pain. With our extensive experience, we provide top-quality, evidence-based care to effectively address your condition and help you regain normal function.

Common Causes of Trigger Finger

In a healthy finger, tendons move smoothly through a protective sheath as you bend and flex your fingers. Trigger finger occurs when one of these tendons becomes enlarged and can’t glide easily through its protective sheath. Tendon inflammation and irritation are usually at the root of this problem, and it may be more prevalent in individuals with certain risk factors:

  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Occupations or activities that involve repetitive gripping or motion

Recognizing Trigger Finger Symptoms

If you’re experiencing any of these trigger finger symptoms, it’s crucial to consult our experienced providers at City Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine:

  • Finger stiffness
  • Sensation of snapping, clicking, or popping when moving a finger
  • Finger pain
  • Finger locking or freezing in a bent position
  • Finger remaining stuck or suddenly popping straight
  • Finger tenderness, particularly around finger joints
  • Bump at the base of your finger

Expert Diagnosis of Trigger Finger

Our doctors at City Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine can diagnose trigger finger through a physical examination. During this evaluation, we’ll discuss your concerns, symptoms, medical history, and relevant information to ensure an accurate diagnosis. Your finger will be closely examined, and you may be asked to perform specific movements to rule out other conditions.

Effective Treatment for Trigger Finger

We offer a range of treatment options at City Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, including both traditional and innovative surgical approaches. Our commitment is to explore conservative options before considering surgery. Conservative treatments for trigger finger may involve:

  • Rest
  • Splinting
  • Lifestyle adjustments
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Steroid injections

City Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care. If you’re struggling with trigger finger, contact us today for a comprehensive evaluation and tailored treatment plan.

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