The Evolution of the Trigger Finger
First of all…what in the world is Trigger Finger? It isn’t just for the gun enthusiast! Trigger finger is when one of your fingers becomes stuck in a bent position. It isn’t something that just happens overnight. Trigger finger develops over weeks and months and is most commonly found in people who do repetitive activities. Basically, it’s another one of those pesky overuse injuries. Here’s the evolution of how it eventually manifests itself.
- You may experience some stiffness in a finger
- From there, it may or may not begin the chorus of snapping, popping and clicking as you bend it and carry on with your life…still not aware of what is happening to that finger.
- It will then start feeling tender and sore to move
- Eventually, the joint will seem to ‘catch’ and be hard to straighten out until finally, it becomes locked completely.