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A condition that affects tendons in your fingers or thumb, trigger finger can cause a great deal of pain. Learn about trigger finger release, a treatment option offered at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron to help relieve the pain experienced by trigger finger.

The cause of trigger finger is generally unknown. However, the condition is found in more women than men as well as in those suffering from other health issues such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.

Symptoms of trigger finger include a lump in the palm, swelling, and pain when straightening your fingers. Severe cases inhibit patients from extending the affected finger.

Dr. Steven J. Heithoff, D.O., F.A.O.A.O., hand and wrist specialist at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron, offers a procedure known as trigger finger release, a surgical outpatient procedure.

“Restoring a patient’s full function is always the ultimate goal, making trigger finger release an excellent treatment option to consider when surgery is necessary,” says Dr. Heithoff. Conservative treatment options are always exhausted first. If those methods prove ineffective, then surgical options may be explored.

Patients can expect to wear a bandage for a few days following the procedure as well as undergoing light exercises to restore mobility.

Do you think you are experiencing trigger finger?

To consult with one of our doctors at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron, please call (810) 985-4900 or click on the Appointment Request button.