Trigger Finger Pain

Trigger finger is a condition in which one of your fingers gets stuck in a bent position. Because of work or hobbies that require repetitive gripping actions, such are at higher risk of developing trigger finger. It is also more common in women and in anyone with diabetes.

Are you feeling like this?

A locked finger that you can’t straighten.
A popping or clicking as you move your finger.
Stiffness in your finger, especially in the morning.

What makes us unique?

Our Orthopaedist

Dr. Chee K. G. is an experienced hand orthopaedic specialist. Therefore he focuses in treatment for trigger fingers and hand related issues. He was trained in Wringthington UK. This hospital is also renowned for Hand Orthopaedic treatment in the world. Thereafter he served in TTSH and overseen the training of doctors to which in turn became specialist. In addition, he has successfully helped 5 hand surgeons who will continue to serve the community in Singapore

How our Orthopaedist treats

Initial consultation will help to diagnose the specific root cause for the trigger finger. Our specialist through his years of experience will use different techniques to determine if such pain is serious. In addition, MRI or CT scan can give a clearer idea of the situation. Therefore our doctors are capable to analyze the reading of the films. In less serious conditions, medications coupled with our in-house physio can aid the recovery. In complex cases, our specialist is able to perform Tenolysis, or "Trigger Finger Release". Such procedure helps the tendon to glide easily. Patient undergo this surgery are encouraged to move their fingers immediately.

Trigger Finger Recovery

Typically it will take a few weeks to recover. It is common to have some soreness in your palm. By elevating your hand above your heart, it can help to reduce pain and swelling. Although your incision will heal within a few weeks, it may take from 4 to 6 months for swelling and stiffness in your hand and fingers or thumb to go away completely.

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