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Trigger finger

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Trigger finger symptoms include pain, stiffness or clicking when you move your finger or thumb. It may also sometimes get stuck in a bent position.

Trigger finger can happen if a tendon or the area around a tendon in your hand becomes inflamed and swollen.

Treatments for trigger finger include painkillers, wearing a plastic splint on your hand, steroid injections and sometimes surgery.

Trigger finger is a condition that affects the tendons in your hand. It can make it hard to bend your fingers or thumb.

Page last reviewed: 30/07/2018
Next review due: 30/07/2021