Trigger finger occurs when one of your fingers gets stuck in a bent position. It results from inflammation. Women typically develop trigger finger more often than men, as do those who have diabetes. However, athletes develop trigger finger as well, as the result of sports which require repetitive gripping of your hands. The first signs of trigger finger will include stiffness in your finger or thumb, a bump at the base of your finger where it meets your palm, or a popping sound when you move your finger in a locked position.
Dr. Nadel has treated many, many patients with trigger finger. Treatment options for this inflammation may include prescriptions for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, along with rest, ice, heat, a splint or stretching exercises. For some patients, a steroid injection may reduce the inflammation as well. Other patients suffering from trigger finger in the San Fernando Valley and the West Valley may benefit from a minor surgery to release the pressure caused by inflammation.