Residents of Chapel Hill and other nearby areas can turn to North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic for complete orthopedic treatment and care. Our team of orthopedic surgeons includes many different specialists, including hand surgeons who treat all types of finger, thumb, hand, and wrist conditions. One of the many treatment options our hand specialists offer is trigger finger surgery.

What Is Trigger Finger?

Trigger finger is a condition in which one of the fingers becomes stuck in a bent position and then pops straight again. This condition is often the result of repeated gripping motions, such as holding a hammer or tennis racket. These gripping motions can result in the build-up of tissue around the tendon at the base of the affected finger. Individuals with trigger finger may notice a painless bump or nodule in this area. As the tendon sheath tissue constricts the tendon, normal bending and straightening of the finger becomes obstructed.

What Are My Trigger Finger Treatment Options?

As a starting point, conservative treatments may be explored. A splint, hot or cold therapy, stretching exercises, or rest may be recommended to help alleviate symptoms. However, if your condition is more severe, trigger finger surgery may be the best treatment option for you. Surgery can be used to help break up the tissue to allow the tendon to move fluidly again. Trigger finger surgery can be performed as an open procedure or using a minimally invasive approach.

Consult With a Hand Specialist at North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic

If you are experiencing trigger finger or any other condition that affects the hands or fingers, contact North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic today to schedule an appointment at our office near Chapel Hill. Our hand specialists will be happy to help you find the relief you need from your hand condition.