Proven ways to treat trigger finger

Trigger finger is a debilitating condition that is caused by the inflammation of the tendons. The swelling prevents the tendons from working properly. This ultimately causes the base of the finger to click, lock up or pop when it is pulled or in a non-relaxed position. The condition is a frustrating and painful one, as it prevents patients from using their hand properly.

One peculiar thing about stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger finger is that it can affect basically any finger (index, pinky, middle, and ring). So, if you are experiencing severe pain in your hand region. To be specific, at the base of any of your fingers, chances are, you have trigger finger. To be 100% sure, you may have to consult a doctor.

If you are diagnosed with the condition, it is important that you take prompt action to address it as quickly as possible. The reason for this isn’t because the condition is life-threatening. Rather, it is because the condition can deteriorate if left untreated. Proper trigger finger remedies must be taken for the condition to be addressed.

The following article by Braceability explains what trigger finger is all about and some common causes of it.

 Trigger Thumb

As you’ve just heard in the video, trigger thumb is a common and debilitating condition. The tendons in your thumb and fingers are covered in a tunnel-like structure of tissues that are called sheaths. If you have trigger thumb, your tendons have become inflamed. Read more here.

You likely now have a clear picture of what trigger finger is all about as well as some easy ways to determine if you have it or not. You also now know that the condition is associated with osteoarthritis, which is a common form of arthritis that affects the base joint. But do you know how to treat the condition for good?

The following article by William C. Shiel Jr., MD shed light on some of the best treatment options for trigger finger.

 Trigger Finger (Stenosing Tenosynovitis): What is trigger finger?

Trigger finger is a “snapping” or “locking” condition of any of the digits of the hand when opening or closing. Stenosing tenosynovitis is the medical term for trigger finger. What causes trigger finger? Local swelling from inflammation or scarring of the tendon sheath (tenosynovium) Read more here.

You likely now know some home remedies for trigger finger like – massaging the affected area, rest, not overusing the affected area, applying cold packs on the affected area, and the use of over-the-counter medications like naproxen and ibuprofen. You also now know the type of doctor to consult if you think or know that you have trigger finger.

The following article by Physio-pedia shed light on some easy ways to prevent trigger finger.

Trigger finger

Each digit of the hand has the ability to move freely throughout a full ROM into flexion and extension. The efficiency, fluidity, and forcefulness of such movement are made possible by several “pulleys” along with each digit of the hand. Read more here.

You likely now know some effective ways to prevent trigger finger, like not overusing or straining your hands. You also now know that resting is a great way to treat it if the condition hasn’t deteriorated. However, if that doesn’t work, then you should try out any of the various non-surgical or surgical treatment options for it.


Final note

Trigger finger is now a common condition among people between the ages of 40 to 60. But it also affects people with a certain health condition like diabetes and gout, just to name a few.

In fact, a study that was conducted not too long ago shows that the condition can also affect people with arthritis.

Do well to take prompt action if are experiencing the symptoms of trigger finger as it is easy to treat in its early stages. If ignored or untreated, the condition is going to deteriorate and become even more painful. You don’t want that.