The cause of trigger finger is generally unknown. However, it is found more commonly in women than men, as well as in those suffering from other health issues, such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.
Symptoms of trigger finger include a lump in the palm, pain when straightening your fingers, and swelling. Severe cases inhibit patients from extending the affected finger to any degree.
A surgical procedure known as trigger finger release can be necessary in some cases. Trigger finger release is an outpatient procedure that allows patients to start recovering from home the same day they undergo surgery.
Restoring a patient’s full function is always the ultimate goal, making trigger finger release an excellent treatment option to consider when surgery is necessary. Conservative treatment options are always exhausted first. If those methods prove ineffective, then surgical options may be explored.
A patient can expect to wear a bandage for a few days following the procedure, and they will need to practice light exercises to restore finger and hand mobility.