Dr. Amit KalariaEmergency Medicine

Trigger Finger

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Trigger finger (known medically as stenosing tenosynovitis) is a common condition of the hand caused by inflammation of a tendon.
It can lead to pain and a snapping sensation when trying to straighten the finger, and is frequently worse in the mornings. While it can occur in anyone, it’s more common in woman, diabetics and those who do repetitive handwork with their hands.
Treatment begins with rest and avoidance of repetitive finger motions. Anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen can help with the pain along with physical therapy and splints. In some cases, steroid injections or surgery are needed.