Trigger Finger – Things to Know

Trigger finger is a painful condition that causes the fingers or thumb to catch or lock when bent. In the thumb its called trigger thumb.

The problem

    Painful condition characterised by:

  • Inability to bend fingers freely
  • Caused by inflammation and thickening of the annular pulleys of the flexor tendons
  • Disorder characterised by inability to extend the flexed fingers
  • Painful and very common
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Women above 45 are commonly affected Common in patients with rhuematoid athritis The ring and middle fingers are most commonly affected


  • Steroid injection