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.
Bone break Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Chronic Pain cubital tunnel syndrome De Quervain's DeQuervain's Syndrome Dupuytrens Disease finger pain Fracture Hand Exercises Hand Pain Hand surgery Hand Therapy Lymphedema Numb hands Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis RSI Tendinitis Thumb pain Trigger Finger
"Is it better to use heat or cold to relieve hand pain?"
"I have a trigger finger (the index on my left hand). Is there anything I can do to help this - it does come and go?"
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.