Have you ever had your finger lock up? It can get stuck bent or straight, and it may be painful to get it moving again. This can be helped with therapy, or often it requires a minor surgery to release it. It is not arthritis but a thickening of the tendon sheath causing the tendon to be squeezed. It happens at any age and is very common.
Trigger finger may start with discomfort felt at the base of the finger or thumb, where they join the palm. This area is often tender to local pressure.
The surgery, when necessary, can usually be done under local anesthesia. Often, if you’re healthy, it can be done in the office. Please call us to arrange an evaluation.