Has your finger ever gotten stuck in a bent position? Does it make a snapping sound when you try and bend or straighten it?
If so, you may be experiencing trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis. Trigger finger can affect any finger, including the thumb. More than one finger may be affected at a time, and both hands might be involved. Triggering is usually more pronounced in the morning, while firmly grasping an object or when straightening your finger.
This condition occurs when the affected finger's tendon sheath becomes irritated and inflamed. This interferes with the normal motion of the tendon through the sheath.
Risk factors include:
Trigger finger can be treated both nonsurgically and surgically. Solutions include:
If you think you may have trigger finger, contact the orthopedic specialists at Summa Health for a consultation.