Trigger finger is a condition where a finger gets stuck in a bent position and then pops straight with a sudden snap, like pulling a trigger. It is caused by a problem with the tendons that bend the finger, typically due to a buildup of scar tissue that makes it difficult for the tendon to glide smoothly through the sheath that surrounds it. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, and a popping or clicking sensation. Treatment options include rest, splinting, physiotherapy, steroid injection and surgery.
Trigger finger is caused by a problem with the tendons that bend the fingers. This can happen when the tendons become irritated, inflamed, or develop a buildup of scar tissue. This nodular scar on the tendon can catch on the roof of the tendon sheath that it glides through, causing a painful popping or clicking sensation.
There are several factors that can increase the risk of developing trigger finger, including:
In severe cases, the affected finger may be locked in a bent position and unable to straighten completely. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to seek urgent medical attention to determine the underlying cause and receive appropriate treatment.
The main symptoms of Trigger Finger are:
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