What is trigger finger?

Trigger Fingers involve the thickening and irregularity of the tendons which connect the forearm muscle with the fingers causes them to get stuck in the pulleys that hold the tendons against the bones at each joint.

This can cause pain and locking of the fingers in a flexed position and when they are forcibly straightened with the other hand, they "click"—giving them the name "trigger" finger.

This is usually treated by injection to the area, often in the doctor's office.


Trigger Finger Release

Release is provided by dividing the tendon sheath. In traditional surgery, this required an open incision in the palm of the hand.

Physical Therapy

Each inpatient and outpatient physical therapy rehab is individually designed and administered by a licensed physical therapist who consistently guides you from that first visit all the way through recovery.

Non-Surgical Orthopaedic Treatments

Some orthopaedic conditions are first treated with non-surgical procedures followed by surgery as the next step.


Pain Management

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