Trigger Finger: What Is It And How Long The Recovery Takes
January 25, 2018 17:24
What is trigger finger?
Trigger finger is a painful condition when one of your fingers becomes locked in a bent position. In the thumb, it is known as trigger thumb. The medical term for trigger finger is stenosing tenosynovitis. This condition happens when inflammation narrows the space within the sheath that surrounds the tendon in the finger. When trigger finger progresses, your finger may get stuck in a bent position.
People with diabetes, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis get trigger finger more often than others. Also, repeated gripping may result in this condition. However, in many cases, the cause of the trigger finger remains unknown.