Have you begun to notice that one of the fingers in your hand bends and straightens in a more rigid fashion than others? Are you someone who works a job that requires gripping and holding things on a daily basis? If you answered “yes” to both questions, you may be suffering from a condition called trigger finger or are at risk of it.
Trigger Finger refers to a condition wherein one of the fingers in a person’s hand becomes stuck at a certain position. The finger bends or straightens only with a snap, similar to how a trigger of a gun is pulled and released. The scientific name for the condition is “stenosing tenosynovitis.”