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Trigger Finger

Anatomy & Pathology

Inflammation within the housing of a tendon on the flexor portion of the wrist can lead to a build-up of scar tissue.  This tissue can cause the tendon to get stuck near one of the pulleys and cause a trigger finger.

Symptoms
  • Pain on palmar portion of wrist
  • Triggering or catching of a digit

Risk Factors

  • Repetitive trauma to the region
  • Repetitive lifting and loading