There are no firearms to be found here, just a painful, nagging, and debilitating condition that can impact the mobility and functionality of any one of your fingers. Did you know everyone has a 2.6-percent chance of developing trigger finger in their lifetime? That said, women are two to six times more likely to suffer from it.
So, what is trigger finger, what causes it, how do doctors treat it and what can you do to prevent yourself from developing it? If you have questions about trigger finger then you’ve come to the right place. Here is everything you should know about trigger finger.
What Is Trigger Finger?
As far as names go, “trigger finger” is certainly on the nose. Trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, impacts the functionality of a person’s finger or thumb by causing the affected digit to catch or lock when bent. When locked, the finger or thumb appears stuck in a hooked position, not unlike the shape of a finger that’s ready to pull the trigger of a firearm.
Experiencing trigger finger symptoms for the very first time can be unsettling, but rest assured, the symptoms are well documented and not all of the treatments are as invasive as surgery. But before we get there, let’s look at the most common symptoms.