Symptoms of trigger finger

Some of the most common trigger finger symptoms include the following:

  • A popping or clicking sensation when moving the affected finger
  • Pain or tenderness at the base of the finger or in the palm
  • Stiffness in the affected finger, especially in the morning or after periods of inactivity
  • Finger catching or locking in a bent position and then suddenly releasing
  • In severe cases, the finger may become stuck in a bent position and require manual straightening

Expert treatment for trigger finger

At HSA, our dedicated team is committed to providing expert care for trigger fingers. Treatment for trigger finger may vary based on the severity of the condition and the impact on daily activities. Some common treatment options include:

  • Rest and Activity Modification: Resting the affected finger and avoiding movements can help reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms.
  • Splinting: Wearing a splint or brace to immobilize the affected finger may provide relief and allow the tendon to heal.
  • Corticosteroid Injections: Corticosteroid injections may be administered to reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms in the affected tendon sheath.
  • Hand Therapy: Through exercises and modalities, hand therapy can help improve finger function, reduce pain, and increase finger flexibility.
  • Percutaneous Release: In cases of persistent trigger finger, a minimally invasive procedure called percutaneous release may be performed to manually release the affected tendon sheath, allowing smoother tendon movement.
  • Surgical Release: For severe or chronic cases of trigger finger, surgical tendon sheath release may be recommended to provide permanent relief.
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Why choose HSA for trigger finger

Choosing HSA for trigger finger ensures you receive expert care and personalized treatment plans tailored to your needs. We also offer same-day appointments with one of our board-certified hand specialists. As one of the Midwest's largest single specialty hand groups, our fellowship-trained, board-certified surgeons are at the forefront of orthopedics and microvascular surgery. We take pride in delivering the highest level of specialized care to help you find relief from trigger finger.

If you are experiencing symptoms, don’t wait to seek medical evaluation. Contact HSA to schedule an appointment with our experienced specialists and receive expert care for your trigger finger. Our dedicated team is here to support you on your journey to improved hand and finger health.

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