Trigger finger is a condition that affects one or more of the hand's tendons, making it difficult to bend the affected finger or thumb.
Trigger finger is also known as stenosing tenosynovitis or stenosing tenovaginosis. It usually affects the thumb, ring finger or little finger. One or more fingers can be affected, and the problem may develop in both hands. It's more common in the right hand, which may be because most people are right-handed.
In some people, trigger finger may get better without treatment. If treatment is necessary, several options are available, including:
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