Trigger finger

Overview

Trigger finger occurs when the tendon in the affected finger becomes inflamed. Those most at risk include women, people with diabetes or arthritis, and people whose regular activities strain their hands.

Symptoms

Symptoms include stiffness, a popping or clicking sensation, and tenderness in the affected finger. Triggering is usually worse in the morning.

Treatments

Treatment includes splinting, medications, and surgery.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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