Trigger finger is a condition in which one of your fingers gets stuck in a bent position. Your finger may bend or straighten with a snap - like a trigger being pulled and released.



Trigger fingers are more common with certain medical conditions. Rheumatoid arthritisgout and diabetes are risk factors for this condition. Repeated and strong gripping may lead to the condition. In most cases, the cause of the trigger finger is not known.


Signs and symptoms of trigger finger may progress from mild to severe and include:

Finger stiffness, particularly in the morning

A popping or clicking sensation as you move your finger

Tenderness or a bump (nodule) in the palm at the base of the affected finger

Finger catching or locking in a bent position, which suddenly pops straight

Finger locked in a bent position, which you are unable to straighten

How We Treat

Deep Transverse Friction (DTF), Ultrasound Therapy, Tendon Gliding, Exercise, Splinting