Trigger Finger

Prevent Trigger Finger in Beverly Hills


Trigger finger means that a finger or thumb gets stuck in a bent or straight position. Sometimes the digit is just sore and a bit stiff, but in other cases the finger locks and won’t move. When forced, the joint jerks back into place with a snap. This can often be very painful in the finger, hand, and even up the arm.

What Causes Trigger Finger?

Trigger finger–or stenosing tenosynovitis, its proper name–occurs when the tendons of the finger no longer pass smoothly through the sheath or band that surrounds them. Either the tendon swells, or the sheath narrows because of excess tissue. The finger gets stuck, and sometimes stuck permanently. What causes this condition? Repetitive motion is often the culprit, but diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis can be contributing factors as well.

If the condition is mild, it might be treated with a splint, anti-inflammatory medicines, massages, special exercises, and warm water soaks. If the cause can be isolated–a hobby like needlepoint, for example, in which the fingers are repeating the same movements–that activity should cease.

Trigger Finger Treatments

For severe cases of trigger finger, surgery may be required. Your doctor may try a couple steroid injection first, but if the condition returns, a simple, trigger release surgery by Dr. Nazarian will relieve your symptoms. Local anesthesia is usually all that is required, and the procedure is done on the base of the finger or the palm, not on the joint that is popping or stuck. The sheath around the tendon is cut, giving the tendon more room to move. The operation is quick and effective, and most patients find they can flex and use their finger again right away.

For more information on Trigger Finger or to find out what treatment is right for you, call Nazarian Plastic Surgery at (310) 773-3039 or Request a Consultation ». Our Beverly Hills location is conveniently located near major roads and freeways, so it’s easy to find our office.

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