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.



  • 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 becomes narrow and get’s stuck.


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

Non-Surgical Treatment

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

Surgical Treatment

  • Needle release or surgical release can be done.
  • At Mahi Clinic, we perform these procedures, thereby alleviating your pain.

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    Dr. Vijay Kumar Sohanlal
    Orthopedic surgeon
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