Trigger Finger Syndrome
What is it and how is it treated?
What is Trigger Finger Syndrome?
Trigger Finger is a condition caused by inflammation and enlargement of the tendons that pull the fingers towards the palm of the hand. A locking, catching, or popping of the finger when trying to straighten it are key signs of Trigger Finger Syndrome. It is also common to have the finger appear in the locked or curled position throughout the day.
Although there is no known cause of trigger finger, there are certain factors that put patients at an increased risk to develop the condition such as gender, repetitive use of the fingers and other medical conditions.
Patients with Trigger Finger Syndrome may experience the following symptoms:
- A lump in the palm
- A visible curl or deformity of the finger
- Tenderness in the fingers
- Catching or popping when using the fingers
- Pain in the fingers
- Swelling in the fingers
At OrthoNeuro, our Board Certified Orthopedic Hand and Wrist Specialists have helped thousands of patients with Trigger Finger Syndrome live active and healthy lives using the latest treatment options.
Treatment Options for Trigger Finger Syndrome
In some cases, Trigger Finger Syndrome can be managed using non-surgical treatment options. At OrthoNeuro, these options may include:
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Corticosteroid injections
In the instances where Trigger Finger has not responded to conservative treatments, your OrthoNeuro Specialist may recommend a surgical procedure, known as a Trigger Finger Release, to alleviate pain and restore function to the affected finger.
During a Trigger Finger Release the tunnel that the tendon passes through is widened so the tendon can move freely and the finger can return to its normal position.
Make an Appointment with an OrthoNeuro Specialist Today!
Patients who are experiencing the symptoms of Trigger Finger Syndrome should not delay a diagnosis. The decision of what treatments are best for you will be determined by what you and your OrthoNeuro Specialist feel is best.
- If you have been suffering the symptoms of Trigger Finger Syndrome, schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Hand and Wrist Specialists at one of our 7 convenient locations throughout Greater Columbus.
- Best of all, most patients can be seen within 24 hours of making an appointment.
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