Trigger finger is a painful condition that makes your fingers or thumb catch or lock when you bend them. It can affect any finger or more than one finger at a time. You can also have it in both hands. You might hear it called stenosing tenosynovitis. When it affects your thumb, it’s called trigger thumb.
Trigger Finger Symptoms
You might notice:
- A painful clicking or snapping when you bend or straighten your finger. It’s worse when your finger’s been still, and it gets better as you move it.
- Stiffness in your finger, especially in the morning
- Soreness or a bump at the base of the finger or thumb. Your doctor will call this a nodule.
- A popping or clicking as you move your finger
- A locked finger that you can’t straighten
Symptoms often start mild and get worse over time. It’s more likely to happen after a period of heavy hand use than after an injury. It’s often worse:
- In the morning
- When you grasp something firmly
- When you try to straighten your finger
Causes of Trigger Finger
Most of the time, it comes from a repeated movement or forceful use of your finger or thumb. It can also happen when tendons — tough bands of tissue that connect muscles and bones in your finger or thumb — get inflamed.
Trigger Finger Diagnosis
There are no X-rays or lab tests to diagnose trigger finger. Your doctor will do a physical exam of your hand and fingers, and they’ll ask about your symptoms.
Physical Therapy Management
Since trigger finger is observed as an overuse injury, education is very important. Education should be given on:
- Modifications of activities
- Specialized tools
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