Common Symptoms of Trigger Finger and How to Address Them
If you suffer from trigger finger you may have a variety of symptoms to address. Depending on the severity of your symptoms and what else you have tried, surgery might be in order. Many with mild symptoms can avoid surgery through proper ergonomics and physical therapy. When these methods don’t work then surgery can help.
The symptoms of trigger finger range from mild to severe such as:
- Finger stiffness, specifically during the morning
- A clicking feeling as you move the finger
- Finger locked in a bent position that you cannot straighten
- Tenderness in the palm at the bottom of the finger
- Finger locking in a bent point, which unexpectedly pops straight
Trigger finger generally affects the thumb or the middle or ring finger. Generally, more than a single digit may get affected and both hands may get affected at a time. Triggering is typically more pronounced in the morning, while grasping something or when straighten the finger.