242012Sep

Snap, Crackle, and Pop

Trigger finger is a painful condition that causes the fingers or thumb to play weird tricks on you. Fingers and thumbs can ‘catch’ or ‘lock’ in a bent position.

These problems occur when tendons that are located within a protective sheath become inflamed. These tendons connect the muscles of the hand/wrist to your finger and thumb which allow the digits to bend, or flex.

A tendon usually glides smoothly through the sheath that covers it and keeps them in place, but when a tendon becomes inflamed and swollen, that ease of movement is lost. This causes a ‘snapping’ or ‘popping’ when the inflamed portion is pulled through the narrowed tendon sheath.

Be vigilant of your symptoms and visit the Florida Hand Center to be properly diagnosed through examination.