Trigger Finger Release Surgery
Trigger finger is a common condition that involves pain and snapping of the tendons within the fingers that occurs when there is a difference in size between the tendon and its protective sheath. The affected finger will remain flexed in a trigger position until enough force has been gathered to straighten the finger. While some cases of trigger finger can be treated with steroid injections that relieve swelling and inflammation, others may require hand surgery to release the tendon.
Trigger Finger Symptoms & Risk Factors from Glens Falls Hand Specialist
If you suffer from Trigger Finger in your hand and fingers, schedule a consultation with hand surgeon Dr. Garcia. He will personally examine you and develop a treatment plan best suited for your condition, whether through rehabilitation, steroid injections or hand surgery.
Trigger Finger Symptoms May Include:
- A tender lump in your palm
- Catching or popping sensation in your finger or thumb joints
- Pain when bending or straightening your finger
Stiffness and catching tend to be worse after hand inactivity, such as when you wake in the morning. Your fingers will often loosen up as you move them.
Some Risk Factors for Trigger Finger Include:
- Repeated gripping for extended periods of time
- Certain medical conditions including rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes
We tend to see more cases of Trigger Finger in women than we do men.
Looking for a Hand Doctor in the Glens Falls or Saratoga area?
For more information on diagnosis and treatment for Trigger Finger, request a consultation with Dr. Garcia by calling our office at (518) 793-0475 today.