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Trigger finger

In this condition, the affected finger gets locked and when straightened, it is released with a popping sound. While it may affect any finger, the ring and thumb are the most commonly affected from this condition.

Symptoms of Trigger finger :

  • Pain at the palmar aspect
  • Finger stiffness
  • A popping noise as the finger is released
  • Bent Fingers
  • Tenderness in the base of the finger

Cause of Trigger finger:

  • Repeated injury to finger.
  • Seen in Diabetes, Kidney disease, thyroid disease, Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It occurs at A1 pulley where the space for the flexor tendon of the finger becomes narrow and gets struck while flexing the finger and doesn’t release.

Non-Surgical Treatment for Trigger finger:

  • Rest
  • Pain killers
  • Injection – corticosteroid
  • Stretching Exercises
  • Wearing a splint to rest the tendon

Surgical Treatment for Trigger finger:

When the above conservative treatments can fail and in case of persistent pain, Needle release or surgical release can be done. At Mahi Clinic, we perform these procedures to cut open the narrow section of tendon sheath, thereby alleviating the pain and associated symptoms.