Trigger finger (also known as stenosing tenosynovitis) happens when there is a problem with the tendons or the sheaths which cover them, due to swelling or inflammation.
Trigger finger causes and risk factors
The causes of trigger finger are not known, but it is more common in women, people over 40 and those with particular medical conditions (such as Dupuytren’s contraction, diabetes and arthritis).
Trigger finger symptoms
Where there is swelling or inflammation, the tendon may snag within its protective sheath. This can result in:
A clicking sound
Difficulty bending the affected digit over time
A bent digit suddenly ‘popping’ straight again
An inability to straighten a finger or thumb which has become locked in a bent position
The thumb, little finger and ring finger are the digits most commonly affected. Trigger finger can affect more than one digit and can occur in both hands. It is more common in the right hand, but this is probably because most people are right-handed.
When should I seek treatment for trigger finger?
For a lot of people, trigger finger is a condition that gets better on its own. However, if episodes are regular or have resulted in the permanent bending of a finger or thumb which gets in the way of everyday life, a check-up by a GP is recommended and they may advise a range of treatments depending on the severity of the condition.
Trigger finger treatment
There are levels of treatment options depending on the severity of the condition.
Treatments for trigger finger include:
Avoiding activities which cause pain combined with taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Strapping the affected digit to a plastic splint to restrict movement
As a last resort, a trigger finger operation
What is trigger finger surgery?
Surgery releases the sheath around the tendon to allow it to move again. There are two types of surgery:
Open trigger release surgery, where the surgeon injects local anaesthetic into your hand and makes a small incision in one of the natural creases in your palm, carefully cutting the tendon sheath to make it wider. Your wound will be stitched and bandaged. This is the preferred method
Percutaneous trigger release surgery, where the surgeon will again inject local anaesthetic into your hand but this time inserts a needle into the base of the affected digit to slice through the ligament to get to the tendon. While this method means no wound, it is slightly more risky than open trigger release surgery and may not be as effective at resolving the problem
If you have rheumatoid arthritis these procedures may not be right for you, in which case your surgeon will use another technique which removes part of the tendon sheath to allow the tendon to move again.
How long is trigger finger surgery?
The operation takes about 20 minutes.
How long will I be in hospital?
Trigger finger release surgery is a day case procedure carried out under local anaesthetic, so there is no need for a stay in hospital. The anaesthetic will leave your hand numb and you may be bandaged, so you should arrange for transport to take you home – you will not be able to drive.
Trigger finger operation risks and complications
Tigger finger release is a safe operation and complications are rare but may include:
Pain or stiffness
A tender scar
Tendon bowstringing (where the tendon is in the wrong place)
Complex regional pain syndrome (which usually resolves itself after several months).
A pre-operative assessment is our opportunity to ensure that the procedure for which you have been referred is right for you. We’ll explain your finger treatment to you and make sure that you are well enough to go ahead with it. It is also your opportunity to meet the team who will care for you and to ask any questions.
Trigger finger release surgery recovery time
You should be able to move the treated finger or thumb straight away. Dressings can come off after a few days and within a couple of weeks, you should have full movement.
You may be able to write and use a keyboard immediately and after three to five days, when you feel safe to do so, you can resume driving.
Once your wound has healed and you have built up your grip, you can play sports – this usually takes about two to three weeks.
You may not need to take any time off work if you have a desk job or one with very light manual duties, but if your job involves manual labour you may need to plan for up to four weeks off.
Recovery periods may be longer if you have had more than one finger or thumb treated. You will be given instructions when you leave us about how to clean and care for your wound. You may require physiotherapy or occupational therapy if your condition was severe before the operation.
Ways to pay
There are 3 ways to access trigger finger treatment at Practice Plus Group:
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Hip surgery – tremendous skill, diligence and care
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Colonoscopy, Gillingham – superb care
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Cataract surgery, Gillingham – friendly, caring and professional
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Hernia surgery, Portsmouth – outstanding
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Hernia surgery, Portsmouth – very impressed
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Hip surgery, Southampton – would recommended to everyone
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Southampton – service was excellent
The service was excellent and all the staff were kind and considerate and helpful during my stay. It’s never nice having to have a operation but they made the experience a lot better and I was very impressed.
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Dental surgery, Southampton – reassuring and kind
All the staff were amazing friendly and helpful. They were understanding, reassuring and kind. The receptionist, the dental surgeon and the dental nurse were all fantastic. I can’t thank you enough for how kind you all were.
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Knee surgery – from start to finish my treatment by all was amazing
I had a Partial Knee Replace at this hospital on the NHS. From start to finish my treatment by all was amazing. I cannot praise the care I had enough. The nurses are so friendly and caring. The hospital was very clean. A good choice of food. Highly recommend.
by Audrey Hartley, Google
Really felt looked after
Staff were absolutely fantastic, really felt looked after. I was nervous about my procedure and the staff were reassuring and kind.
Procedure was smooth and painless. Many thanks all!
by Hugh Jego, Google
Knee surgery – so much care and compassion
I recently had a total knee replacement operation at Shepton Mallett hospital, and there are not enough words to describe what an amazing place it is.
Everyone I came into contact with from the beginning of my referral has been so positive. So much care and compassion, I cannot thank you all enough you are all angels.
by Carol Ison, Google
Endoscopy – could not fault the care, thank you
Had a cystoscope done this morning I could not fault the care and the support from Christopher and the nursing team thank you from an anxious patient.
by Gemma Hopkins, Google
I found the hospital to be very clean, staff could not be more helpful and Nurses and ward team so caring nothing to much trouble, food first class, would recommend this hospital. Thank you to all the staff.
by John Coulthard, Google
Hip surgery – best experience ever for my hip replacement
I had the best experience ever for my hip replacement. Would highly recommend, thank you to all the staff involved throughout
Cataract surgery, Southampton – highly recommend
I highly recommend Practice Plus Group! I had eye surgery yesterday and already can see clearly.
Hip surgery, Barlborough – aftercare was brilliant!
I went in for my new hip and was out within 3 days! The aftercare was also brilliant – 10/10!
Portsmouth – thank you
I just wanted to thank everyone at your urgent treatment centre [Practice Plus Group Surgical Centre, St Mary’s Portsmouth] – the receptionist was lovely, we were seen very quickly despite it being very busy. Thank you again.
by Natalie Cossar, Facebook
Cataract surgery, Plymouth – fabulous practice
I had 2 cataract operations by the same surgeon and she was excellent! Both eyes are now perfect and operations went without a hitch! Aftercare was superb!
by Anonymous, Plymouth
Knee surgery, Barlborough – amazing facility
This was my 2nd time as an inpatient at Barlborough for knee replacement surgery and in my opinion you couldn’t have this surgery at a better place. It is truly outstanding.
I had a knee replacement in May 2022. I have to say that all of the staff from the consultant, the nursing staff and the entire team were absolutely wonderful.
by Susan Farmer
Hernia surgery – a big thank you
I had a day case hernia repair yesterday and wish to thank all staff involved. Throughout the experience I felt reassured, fully informed and cared for.
Diagnostic imaging – brilliant in every respect
Very polite and helpful staff at all levels. Friendly consultant who explained everything clearly. Extremely efficient x-ray department and choice of treatments.
by Ann Sturtridge
Portsmouth – brilliant service
I visited [Practice Plus Group Surgical Centre, St Mary’s Portsmouth] walk-in centre today and although there were quite a few people already there I was in and out in 15 minutes. They were very efficient and helpful.
Went here as a nervous patient. From the moment I arrived I was made to feel welcome and looked after extremely well. Practice Plus Group staff are just amazing and caring.
by M K
Knee surgery, Emersons Green – friendly and highly professional
October 2020 I had total knee replacement, NHS referral. My experience was excellent…everyone was caring, listening and very professional.
Dental surgery, Devizes – wonderful staff
I had a tooth out today which I had been dreading and due to this I was referred to the Devizes Surgical Centre for local anaesthetic. Despite being petrified, my experience was made 100 times better by the wonderful staff and even after having a bit of a panic during the procedure, I was calmed and cared for to such a great extent! Even down to one of the staff members holding my hand and soothing me to calm my breathing. Couldn’t have asked for anything more! Thank you all and especially to to team who helped me, I only remember a couple of names of Al & Toni, but the whole team were more than amazing!
by Mica McGonnell, Google
Dental surgery, Devizes – no pain at all
Best dentist I’ve ever been to ! Had to have 2 teeth removed this week ! A very professional team took care of everything!
by Mrs Hazel Showering
I would recommend Practice Plus Group and would use them again if I need to. So, so grateful to all of them.
by Fran Taylor
Hip replacement, Southampton – everybody was so caring and kind
A big thank you to Practice Plus Southampton. I had my Total Hip Replacement on 1st February 23. Everybody was so caring and kind. Home the next day. Thank you again to Mr Khan and team.
by Una Hallissey, Google
Southampton – well organised from start to finish
Well organised from start to finish. Staff so friendly & reassuring. Excellent facilities & a really personal service provided.
by John Telcot, NSRF Specialists
Barlborough – nothing was too much trouble
The staff were so friendly & put me at ease. Lovely clean hospital.