Rest & Activity Modification. Whilst trigger digits are annoying and may be painful they are not
harmful. Some cases will settle over a period of a few weeks with rest and avoiding painful activities if
Splints. A splint to hold the finger straight, especially at night, can allow the tendon to rest within the
sheath and make it smoother.
Steroid Injection. An injection of steroid into the tendon sheath can help to relieve symptoms of
triggering in about 70% of cases. This may cure the condition though occasionally a second injection
Surgical Release. A small operation, normally performed under local anaesthetic where the pulley is
released to allow the tendon to run freely.