Hand Pain Blog

Trigger Finger

  • What is Trigger Finger?

    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.
  • How to find a great Hand Therapist

    It's important to find a therapist that specializes in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. The easiest way to know if your physical or occupational therapist specializes in hands is to look for the letters "CHT" after their name, which stands for "Certified Hand Therapist". 
  • Ask Trevor CHT: Heat or cold?

    Crystal asks:

    "Is it better to use heat or cold to relieve hand pain?"