Hand Pain Syndromes

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Trigger Finger

Trigger finger and thumb are painful conditions that cause the fingers or thumb to catch or lock in a bent position. Trigger finger and thumb often stem from inflammation of tendons located within a protective covering called the tendon sheath.

What causes trigger finger:

Woman with hand pain rubbing her hand


No x-rays or lab tests are used to diagnose trigger finger. It is generally diagnosed following a physical examination of the hand and fingers.


  • Limit activities that aggravate the condition
  • Drug Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon Sheath