Trigger finger is a painful condition that causes the fingers or thumb to catch or lock when bent. In the thumb its called trigger thumb.
- Painful condition characterised by:
- Inability to bend fingers freely
- Caused by inflammation and thickening of the annular pulleys of the flexor tendons
- Disorder characterised by inability to extend the flexed fingers
- Painful and very common
Women above 45 are commonly affected Common in patients with rhuematoid athritis The ring and middle fingers are most commonly affected
- Steroid injection