Trigger Finger | Oklahoma Center for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Trigger Finger

Swollen tendons and the inability to properly use your hand can be more than just a painful proposition. It can mean the loss of a job, a position on the team, or time spent with friends and family. Don’t let the pain and discomfort rule your life, let OCO get you on a path to relief with a treatment plan customized for you.

Trigger finger or stenosing tenosynovitis is a condition in which the finger locks or triggers when it is flexed and extended. The condition happens when the tendon is too large for the pulley that it glides through. The tendon becomes irritated and swollen and must squeeze through the pulley and the sheath that covers the tendon. This causes the pain and discomfort in the hand.

Discomfort in the hand at the palm and finger and a finger that appears to “lock” or have a “trigger effect” are the main symptoms of Trigger Finger.

Treatment Options

  • Splinting the finger
  • Medications to reduce swelling
  • Steroid injections

Surgical intervention and a hand therapy program may be needed to ensure a full recovery.

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