Trigger finger, also known as “stenosing tenosynovitis,” is a condition affecting the hand function of many people. Symptoms occur when there is a size mismatch between the flexor tendons of the fingers or thumb and the sheath which surrounds the tendons. Instead of gliding smoothly through the sheath, the tendons can meet resistance within the tight sheath, which can be painful and cause “triggering.”
Please watch this video provided by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand on trigger finger diagnosis and treatment. Please contact the Raleigh Hand Center to schedule a consultation if you would like to discuss treatment of your trigger finger or any hand and upper extremity problem.
Raleigh Hand Center treats patients with trigger fingers from the Triangle area of North Carolina including Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Garner, Wake Forest, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Clayton, Smithfield, Knightdale, Wilson, Rocky Mount, Zebulon, and eastern North Carolina.
Video provided by American Society for Surgery of the Hand. The material provided is intended for general information only and does not constitute medical advice. Use of this site does not replace direct evaluation by a physician.