Lay your hand flat on a table or level surface. Hold your affected finger with your other hand, then slowly raise the finger while keeping the remaining fingers flat. Lift the finger as high as it can go without straining or inducing excessive pain.
What is the best home remedy for trigger finger?
- Rest. Avoid activities that require repetitive gripping, repeated grasping or the prolonged use of vibrating hand-held machinery until your symptoms improve.
- A splint. Wearing a splint can help rest the tendon.
- Stretching exercises. Gentle exercises can help maintain mobility in your finger.
Can trigger finger be cured with exercise?
Trigger finger usually gets better with rest, splinting, and OTC medications. Gentle stretching exercises can help ease stiffness and increase the range of movement in the affected hand. Anyone who experiences severe or persistent pain from trigger finger should speak to a doctor.
What is the root cause of trigger finger?
Trigger finger happens when the tendon that controls that finger can’t glide smoothly in the sheath that surrounds it. This may occur if part of the tendon sheath becomes swollen or if a small lump forms. This lump is called a nodule. Tendons are tough cords that attach muscle to bone.