Mr Jeremy Read
Hand & Wrist Surgeon
Private Secretary 07565 446713
NHS Secretary 01923 217155
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 possible.
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 is required.
Surgical Release. A small operation, normally performed under local anaesthetic where the pulley is released to allow the tendon to run freely.
Trigger Finger Treatment Options