As a team of orthopaedic physicians and professionals, one of the conditions we treat here at Pinnacle Orthopaedics is trigger finger. In this post, we take a closer look at what this condition is, as well as its causes and symptoms. We’ll also discuss treatment options commonly recommended by our orthopedic hand doctor and how they may help your condition.
What is Trigger Finger?
Trigger Finger describes a condition in which the finger gets caught either in bringing it down (flexion) or in straightening it out (extension). At first it may be painless and intermittent, but progressively gets painful and occurs with regularity. The pain is located at the base of the involved finger. True locking may occur which requires the opposite hand to break it free. At first the trigger finger is little more than an annoyance, which gradually progresses to interfere with most activities of daily living.
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