Trigger finger is a common problem that involves swelling of the entrance of a fibrous tunnel at the base of the finger that prevents the tendon from gliding smoothly. It can cause the finger to “catch” or “trigger” when opening the finger from a tight fist. It can also cause a feeling of stiffness in the affected finger as well as significant pain that can even radiate up the arm. Trigger finger can be treated with up to two steroid injections. If after two injections the problem still exists, a surgical procedure can be performed to alleviate the problem. Most patients are candidates for this procedure to be done in our office under local anesthetic. We also offer this procedure in an outpatient surgery setting as well. For more information on trigger finger, please refer to the link below.