Trigger Finger

Improve your finger pain and catching with the right treatment!

Also referred to as stenosing tenosynovitis, trigger finger is a common condition where your fingers “catches or clicks”, or can get stuck or locked in a bent position, as its tendon cannot slide freely inside its tendon sheath. The condition can also be the result of other medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or diabetes to name a few. A leading concierge level Hand Surgery service in the U.S., CarpalTunnelConcierge.com helps patients get the right non-invasive or surgical treatment at their own convenience from experienced surgeons.

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In addition to some of the medical reasons above, occasionally a profession or lifestyle that involves repeated gripping, force and repetition, vibration, and/or highly repetitive hand movement can also sometimes lead to trigger finger. In some cases, the condition affects more than one finger (or thumb), or occurs on both hands at the same time.

Check for these symptoms to verify whether you have trigger finger -

  • Stiffness in the finger, mainly in the morning
  • Painful clicking when you bend or straighten your finger
  • A locked finger that is quite hard to straighten
  • A bump or lump around the base of the finger, and tenderness on the palm side of the hand

Surgery

“Trigger finger release surgery” for a triggering finger is done to release the affected sheath and this allows the tendon to move freely again. During surgery, a small incision will be made near the base of the affected finger and the surgeon opens the sheath around the tendon. Usually, the procedure is done in an outpatient setting under local anesthesia and takes less than 10 minutes.

While full recovery after the procedure may take 4-6 weeks, patients can start doing light activities right from day #1. Most common complications after surgery include stiffness in the involved finger and temporary soreness or swelling, which can typically be worked through efficiently with Hand therapy.

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