Hand & Wrist Care

Wisconsin Bone & Joint hand & wrist care
experts offer comprehensive services
to individuals with a wide range of
hand & wrist pain issues.

Trigger Finger

Hand & Wrist Specialists At Wisconsin Bone & Joint

The physicians at Wisconsin Bone & Joint utilize cutting-edge technology to assess, diagnose and work with patients to develop innovative treatment plans for a variety of hand & wrist conditions and injuries. Our team of physicians are committed to providing you with the best treatment options to alleviate your hand and wrist pain.

Providing trusted Orthopedic care in the community for over 40+ years

At Wisconsin Bone and Joint, we pride ourselves with providing you highly personalized and comprehensive orthopedic care. Our philosophy of direct physician-to-patient care means your physician will be an intrical part of every stage of your care. This commitment to a dedicated continuum-of-care model has made us one of the most trusted and respected practices in Southeast Wisconsin and greater Milwaukee area.

Trigger Finger

What Is Trigger Finger?

Trigger finger is a condition that limits finger movement by locking before popping out straight. Flexor tendons control the movements of the fingers and the thumb by extending from the muscles through the wrist and attaching to the small bones of your fingers. Sometimes, the flexor tendon becomes irritated causing it to thicken, which ultimately makes it difficult to pass through a snug tunnel called the tendon sheath.  Once you have developed Trigger Finger, the tendons become stuck at the opening of the tendon sheath. The tendon then slips through as you straighten your finger and you may feel a pop before it straightens out.

Usually, the cause of trigger finger is unknown. A few factors that may put you at higher risk for developing trigger finger are:

• If you are a woman, as trigger finger is more prone in women
• If are between the ages of 40 and 60
• If you have certain medical problems such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis

Diagnosis of trigger finger is fairly easy and does not require x-rays or other testing; it is diagnosed with a simple hand examination. Trigger finger is not a life-threatening condition. Treatment of this condition can range from medication to outpatient surgery. Recovery after surgery is fairly quick, you may be able to move your finger immediately after surgery and you are usually completely recovered within a few weeks.

To learn more about trigger finger, or to schedule a consultation with one of our orthopedic doctors at Wisconsin Bone and Joint, please call our office or book an appointment online.

Our team is here for you

When conservative care and treatment is appropriate, we offer the best, least invasive, least aggressive treatment options to relieve your pain and discomfort. When an injury is more serious and conservative care is not an option, our orthopedic surgeons provide the latest in innovative surgical interventions available with the goal of getting you back to the life you love. Wisconsin Bone & Joint physicians offer orthopedic services at three convenient locations in Mayfair, Glendale and Cedarburg.