Joint Pain Blog
Trigger Finger (also known as 'stenosing tenosynovitis') occurs when inflammation narrows the space within the sheath that surrounds the tendon in the affected finger.
The finger or thumb may become stuck in a bent position.
Your finger can bend or straighten with a snap, like a trigger being pulled and released, hence the name.
In most medical professions, we tend to put different parts of the human condition into neat little boxes. As a hand therapist, early on in my career I tried just to treat hands, wrists and elbows with the occasional shoulder thrown in when warranted.
The problem was, I often times would feel like Bugs Bunny trying to stop leaks in a dam.