How does trigger finger manifest and how is it treated?
If you suffer from trigger finger, your finger or fingers get stuck when bent.
To diagnose trigger finger is quite simple and doesn't require elaborate testing. Trigger fingers are painful and they are caused by inflamed tendons. Your doctor makes the diagnosis based on a physical exam asking you to open and close your hand, checking the painful areas, smoothness of motion, evidence of locking and examining your palm to see if there is a lump present.
Efficient treatments for trigger fingers
There are different types of treatments for trigger fingers depending on its severity and duration. Non-invasive treatments may include:
Other efficient procedures
If your symptoms are severe or if conservative treatments do not bring the expected results, your doctor might suggest: