Trigger finger is a condition that affects the tendons in the hand. When the affected finger or thumb is bent towards the palm, the tendon gets stuck and the finger clicks or locks. The exact cause is not known.
The symptoms can include pain, stiffness, clicking and a small lump in the palm at the base of the affected finger or thumb.
If you think you may have trigger finger, make an appointment to see your GP, so they can examine your hand and offer advice about treatment.
In some people, trigger finger may get better without treatment.
You can self-refer into community physiotherapy services. Simply call 0207 871 0545 to make an appointment. Your initial contact with one of our chartered physiotherapists may be over the phone, where you will either be given advice on appropriate treatment, or a face-to-face consultation will be arranged.
Should you wish to speak to your GP first, simply make an appointment with your local practice. If your GP refers you, one of our patient care advisers will contact you within 48 hours to arrange an appointment.