While physicians aren’t clear on the exact causes, sometimes muscle-attaching tendons or synovium membranes inside fingers and thumbs swells. When they do, the condition is called trigger finger or tenosynovitis. Find out more about causes and treatments.

Causes & Triggers

  • Arthritis
  • Injury
  • Repetitive use
  • Unknown factors

Signs & Symptoms

  • Inability to straighten finger or thumb
  • Inflammation
  • Irritation
  • Pain
  • Swelling

Tips & Treatments

  • Consult an orthopedic hand specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
These lists are not inclusive of all conditions and procedures. In order to obtain a complete and accurate diagnosis, a physician should assess your individual situation. Following diagnosis, your physician will discuss appropriate treatment options with you – both surgical and non-surgical. Schedule an appointment with an Orthopedic ONE physician.