Trigger finger occurs when the tendon in the affected finger becomes inflamed. Those most at risk include women, people with diabetes or arthritis, and people whose regular activities strain their hands.

Symptoms include stiffness, a popping or clicking sensation, and tenderness in the affected finger. Triggering is usually worse in the morning.

Treatment includes splinting, medications, and surgery.

A condition in which a finger gets stuck in a bent position and then snaps straight.

  • trigger thumb
  • stenosing tenosynovitis

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

Common

< 0
Cases per year

More than 200,000 US cases per year

Treatable by a medical professional

Usually self-diagnosable

Lab tests or imaging not required

More common in females

Medium-term: resolves within months

Urgent medical attention recommended

Common for ages 35-50

Usually self-diagnosable
Symptoms include stiffness, a popping or clicking sensation, and tenderness in the affected finger. Triggering is usually worse in the morning.

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