Does your finger lock in place? Does your finger click or snap when you bend it?
Trigger fingers happen when a structure over your tendon becomes inflamed. The result is a finger that is stuck in place or simply painful to use. If left untreated, the tendon can become damaged or torn.
Causes and Risk Factors
Overuse, age, diabetes, and hypothyroidism are common reasons why patients get trigger fingers.
- Painful opening or closing of the affected finger
- Snapping, clicking, catching of your finger with motion
- Tenderness in the finger or over the nodule