Imagine yourself just trying to get your usual cup of coffee, when your finger contracts in such a way that it reminds you of a gun and its trigger. This state of pain, accompanied by clicks and popping, may seem sudden, but there is actually a whole process that builds up to this: the tendon sheath becomes inflamed, restricting the movement of the tendon, which needs to glide freely in order to allow normal movement of the finger. The tendon then becomes inflamed and swollen, allowing it to catch on the sheath. This creates a force that causes a popping sound, all the while locking your finger in a bent position. Experiencing trigger finger can be greatly painful, and trying to release your finger can be even more agonizing. But trigger finger treatment is required to do daily activities with ease.
How you can release it
Trigger finger is an unpredictable condition: out of nowhere, your finger might bend and lock into place. In the moment, you can only release the lock by forcefully, and painfully, prying open the locked finger with your other hand. This fix will work, but your finger will most definitely lock up again.
In order to fully release trigger finger, you may need to go to your doctor. Your doctor may recommend surgical or non-surgical trigger finger treatment, and will be able to prescribe a more effective treatment for your condition. Your doctor may also encourage use of medicine or splints, as well as exercises that can prevent your finger from bending and locking into place. Check in with your healthcare provider as soon as possible to get rid of your unpredictable and painful trigger finger.