Trigger Finger is a condition where a finger or thumb gets stuck in a bent position because of a tendon getting caught within its protective sheath. The sheath, or synovium, is a tunnel of lubricating tissue that normally allows the tendon to move smoothly as you bend or straighten your finger (or thumb). If the sheath becomes inflamed or damaged, it can cause the tendon to more less freely or even get stuck. We can treat Trigger Finger in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Worksop.
Trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, can affect anyone of any age. However, trigger finger is most common in women aged between 55 and 60 and is caused by repetitive movements of the hands, such as frequent gripping. People with diabetes are also more prone to stenosing tenosynovitis.
Symptoms of trigger finger focus around the movement of the affected finger:
Without treatment, a trigger finger that does not improve may lead to further damage to the sheath. The sheath may become thicker, scarred or more nodules may form all of which will further impede the use of the finger.
Trigger finger doesn’t always require treatment as it will often clear up on its own. However, if there is no improvement within a couple of weeks, it’s better to seek help from your GP:
Surgery is also an option where the inflamed or damaged sheath is removed. Book an appointment with one of our specialists to treat Trigger Finger in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster or Worksop. You can also follow us on social media.