Trigger Finger Treatment

If your answer is yes for any of these, you may be experiencing a trigger finger.

What is Trigger Finger?

Trigger finger or thumb occurs when a finger locks up in a bent position and then snaps straight as if squeezing a trigger. This condition is also known as stenosing tenosynovitis. While this could occur in one or more fingers at a time and the ring finger is most often affected. So what causes it?

Your fingers have so many small bones and tendons connect these small bones to muscles. When muscles contract or tighten, these flexor tendons pull on bones to move the fingers.

Trigger finger occurs due to inflammation of the flex tendons, causing tenderness and pain in the finger. Simply put, it is the result of a tendon defect which includes irritation that prevents the flexor tendons from performing their natural gliding movement. It is even possible that a nodule can be formed on the tendon as well, also blocking it. It is important to understand signs & symptoms to be aware of while identifying the trigger finger.

Common Signs & Symptoms include:

Trigger Finger Release Diagnosis

Neil Toft is the smart choice for treating your trigger finger! He will first examine your fingers, hand and discuss your symptoms & medical history. He may also recommend some additional imaging tests for better assessment. The advanced imaging technology, ultrasound is used to diagnose trigger fingers and varied hand and wrist conditions accurately.

Neil Toft is the leading orthopedic surgeon & the best trigger finger release doctor in the UK, with advanced training & practice in his respective subspecialties, which include the wrist, hand, and elbow surgery, and plastic surgery.

Our  Trigger Finger Treatment Clinics are available in Central London, North London, Stanmore, Pinner, Rickmansworth, Watford etc.

If you feel you might be suffering from a trigger finger, schedule an appointment with our wrist and hand surgeon as soon as possible to minimize your discomfort and long-term damage.

Trigger finger release surgery is usually a same-day procedure and it requires only twilight sedation or local anesthesia.

During the procedure, the doctor performs a surgical release that gives the flex tendons room to move by opening the A1 pulley. The doctor will make a small incision to access the pulley and dissect the nerves that surround the tendon, then the surgeon will cut the pulley to release the tendon.

During recovery, the patient may be asked to refrain from any vigorous activity for a few weeks and should be able to use the finger following the surgery.

Experienced in the comprehensive assessment and treatment of trigger finger injuries. With a reputation endorsed by practicing in eminent healthcare & medical services system-NHS, Neil Toft is one of the most renowned trigger finger release doctors who use the latest minimally invasive techniques to treat your symptoms and get back your hand back to normal.

Our  Trigger Finger Treatment Clinics are available in Central London, North London, Stanmore, Pinner, Rickmansworth, Watford etc.