Trigger Finger

Do I have Trigger Finger?

Trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, is a condition that causes the fingers to catch or lock when bent. When it occurs in the thumb, it’s called trigger thumb.

Trigger finger happens when tendons in the finger or thumb become inflamed.
People whose work or hobbies require repetitive gripping actions are more likely to develop trigger finger. It is also more common in women and people with diabetes.

Trigger finger can cause significant personal distress, making it hard to exercise and work.

Do I Need To Do X-rays, Ultrasounds or MRIs?

Many cases can usually be well managed by an experienced doctor who can provide a clinical diagnosis based on a patient’s clinical history and physical examination.

X-ray, ultrasounds and MRIs are generally not required unless other underlying causes are suspected.

How Can Trigger Finger Or Thumb Be Treated?

For many patients, their doctors will likely prescribe rest and medications for a short period of time.
Some doctors may also offer steroidal injections.
In severe cases, doctors may also suggest surgery.

What New Treatment Options Can The Pain Relief Clinic Offer For My Trigger Finger?

At The Pain Relief Clinic, we adopt a biomedical targeted approach using medical technology in a comprehensive and cost-effective way.

Depending on the severity of your condition, some of the useful options that can give good results include:

  • Dietary Correction
  • Indiba Therapy
  • Shockwave Therapy

If you are suffering from a trigger finger or trigger thumb, or if your condition has not improved despite standard treatments, we are able to help.

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Simply call us at +65 6732 2397

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