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Trigger Finger Symptoms & Diagnosis

Symptoms

If you experience any of these do not assume it is due to trigger finger. Some of these symptoms may be caused by other health conditions. If you experience any one of them for a period of time, see your physician.

  • Finger or thumb stiffness
  • Finger, thumb, or hand pain
  • Swelling or a lump in the palm
  • Catching or popping when straightening the finger or thumb
  • Finger or thumb stuck in bent position

Diagnosis

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done. The physical exam may include:

  • Asking you to move the affected finger or thumb
  • Feeling the hand and fingers

For severe cases, your doctor may refer you to a hand specialist.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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