Trigger finger is a painful condition that causes the fingers or thumb to catch or lock when bent. Trigger finger happens when tendons in the finger or thumb become inflamed. We have several treatment options, including surgery.
In some cases, trigger finger can be alleviated with splinting, ice, rest, injections, and medication to reduce the inflammation.
Steroid injections can be used along the tendon sheath to reduce inflammation and swelling in some cases.
However, If surgery is needed, the procedure usually takes less than 10 minutes and completely alleviates the trigger finger with excellent long-term results.