Everything You Need to Know About Trigger Finger

Trigger finger is by no means a new name in the medical space. You see, over the years a lot of people from basically every part of the world have suffered from this condition. This has prompted researchers to learn more about the condition. At the end of the day, they were able to find everything from the cause of the condition to the best way to address it. Even more, they have figured out how to prevent it.

Many people have the notion that trigger finger condition only affects people with health conditions like diabetes. But, that is not exactly true as there are now cases of young people who suffer from this condition. According to a study that was conducted a while back, people with hobbies that involve the continued use of the hands as well as those who lift heavy weights are at higher risk of developing the condition.

Whether you have this condition or not, it is critical that you learn what causes it, and how to address it. 

The following article by Assh shed light some important things you probably don’t know about trigger finger.


Stenosing tenosynovitis is a condition commonly known as “trigger finger.” It is sometimes also called “trigger thumb.” The tendons that bend the fingers glide easily with the help of pulleys. These pulleys hold the tendons close to the bone. This is similar to how a line is held on a fishing rod. Read more here.

You likely now know that trigger finger is also known as stenosing tenosynovitis. You also now know its signs and symptoms. But do you know what causes it? If you don’t, then you should read the next article carefully as it contains the common causes of trigger finger as well as some super easy steps to prevent it.

The following article by ktph unveils some of the common causes of trigger finger.

 Trigger Finger: What are the common causes?

The specific cause for trigger finger is usually not clear. However, people whose work or hobbies require repetitive grasping or gripping movements, and heavy lifting are at a higher risk of developing this condition. Read more here.

You definitely now know some conditions that can cause a trigger finger. You also now know some easy ways to prevent it. Knowing these things aren’t going to be of much help to you, especially if you have the condition. Well, if that is the case, then you should start learning about the various non-surgical and surgical ways to treat it.

The following article by Arun Paul Singh shed light on some surgical and non-surgical ways to address Trigger finger.

Trigger Finger Presentation and Treatment

Trigger finger is a common problem causing hand pain and disability. Trigger finger is due to abnormal gliding of thickened tendon at the distal aspect of palm within the tendon sheath. This thickened tendon gets caught at the edge of the first annular (A1) pulley. Read more here.

You likely now know the various surgical and non-surgical ways to address trigger finger. You also now know why it is important for you to consult a doctor if you are experiencing its symptoms or if you suspect that you have it.

Final note

Trigger finger is a painful condition that is common among people with certain health conditions like diabetes, pigmented villonodular synovitis, psoriatic arthritis, and sarcoidosis, just to name a few. However, you need to keep in mind that it can affect anyone, even children.

If you have it or you think you do, it is important that you consult a specialist to diagnose your condition. This way, you will have a clear picture of what you are dealing with, and the best approach to address it.

 Presently, there are a handful of non-surgical ways to address trigger finger. Feel free to try any of them. But if the condition persists, then you should opt for a surgical treatment option.