Skip to main contentSkip to main content

Trigger finger


Open all pages about Trigger finger

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: 18/03/2022
Next review due: 18/03/2025