Trigger Digit

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Trigger Digit

This common condition, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, is a narrowing of a portion of the tendon sheath in the finger or thumb that interferes with normal finger movement. This condition most commonly affects the ring finger, but can affect any digit. It is more common in middle-aged women, but anyone can be affected, even newborns.

What is trigger digit?

This detailed video describes the condition of trigger digit, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment options for very mild and early cases may include activity modification, splinting, or anti-inflammatories, but the results are unpredictable. Most commonly, a steroid injection to the flexor tendon sheath is recommended because of its high success rate.