Trigger Finger

Trigger finger affects the tendons in the fingers and thumb and limits movement. Damage to tendons inside the finger can create locking and catching resulting in difficulty or an inability to straighten one’s finger. Flexor tendons slide through tunnels in the bones of the finger. If the tendon becomes irritated it can get stuck inside the tunnel making the finger lock and unable to straighten. Minor forms of trigger finger can present as palm sensitivity, swelling and pain when moving a finger. For more information visit the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website:–conditions/trigger-finger/


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