health conditions


Question by  ewilliamsuk (33)

What is trigger finger syndrome?

I have not heard this term that often, is it the same as Carpel Tunnel?


Answer by  DrYasmin (178)

Trigger Finger results from stenosing tenosynovitis in the flexor tendon sheath, with intermittent locking of the finger in flexion. it is a common prob that causes pain & snapping of the tendons in the fingers. The cause is unclear, it can occur in one or more fingers. It results from discrepancy between size of tendon &entrance to the tendon sheath.


Answer by  shil (171)

Trigger finger is a disorder that causes pain and snapping of the tendons in the fingers. This disorder is caused due to the thickening of the tendon in the palm which in turn leads to the abnormal gliding of the tendon. This results in difficulty in flexing or extending the finger. Trigger finger syndrome is totally different from carpel tunnel.


Answer by  shadowb (106)

Trigger finger is caused by a swelling of a tendon at the base of the finger. When the finger is moved or straightened out a painful popping or clicking occurs. This condition should be treated by a doctor so that it doesn't worsen. Not the same thing as Carpel Tunnel.


Answer by  Cookinginbc (383)

Trigger finger is a common disorder of adults that causes a snapping, catching or locking of the finger flexor tendon.


Answer by  girlgirl20105 (21)

It is a disorder similar to Carpel Tunnel in that repetitive actions can bring it on. The fingers or thumb become bent. Treatment includes anti-inflammatory meds or surgery.


Answer by  lovelife (998)

Trigger finger is not the same as Carpel Tunnel. Instead, this affects the tendons in the finger and how it interacts with the tendon sheath. It can be quite painful and the cause is unknown.


Answer by  arthi (336)

It is an impairment in the ability to extend finger, resulting in nodular thickening in flexor tendon or narrowing of flexor tendon sheath. it usually affect third or fourth finger, at first remains bent then, on overcoming the resistance, it suddenly straightens(triggers). It is not the same as Carpel Tunnel. Treatment is by incision of the tendon sheath

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