Trigger Finger Pain

Trigger finger is a condition in which one of your fingers gets stuck in a bent position. Because of work or hobbies that require repetitive gripping actions, such are at higher risk of developing trigger finger. It is also more common in women and in anyone with diabetes.

Are you feeling like this?

Trigger finger locked
A locked finger that you can’t straighten.
Trigger finger popping
A popping or clicking as you move your finger.
Stiffness in your finger, especially in the morning.

What makes us unique?

Our Orthopaedist

Dr. Chee K. G. is an experienced hand orthopaedic specialist. He focuses in treatment for trigger fingers and hand related issues. He was trained in Wringthington UK. This hospital is renowned for Hand Orthopaedic treatment in the world. Thereafter he served in TTSH and overseen the training of doctors to which in turn became specialist. He has successfully helped 5 hand surgeons who will continue to serve the community in Singapore

Who may easily develop trigger finger?

Trigger finger is commonly linked to age, and existing medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. In most cases, the causes remained unknown. Besides health issues, It is believed that the constant or repetitive overuse of the fingers causes accumulated wear-and-tear. Actions such as constant typing on the keyboard and playing games on mobile may contribute. Over time, this could cause swelling and inflammation of the flexor tendon. Because of such discomfort, many seek medical help to relief pain.

Treatment and recovery for Trigger Finger

During the physical exam, our specialist will ask you to open and close your hand, checking for areas of pain, smoothness of motion and evidence of locking. He may prescribe anti-inflammatory painkillers to reduce swell couple with various treatment. Typically it will take a few weeks to recover. If the conditions require a more sophisticated approach, our Orthopaedic Specialist would have the skill to manage. The approach would be non-invasive treatment first because we care for you. Our Specialist can help you recover quicker.

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