PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

How is trigger finger diagnosed?

ANSWER

Trigger finger is diagnosed with a physical exam of the hand and fingers. In some cases, the finger may be swollen and there may be a bump over the joint in the palm of the hand. The finger also may be locked in bent position, or it may be stiff and painful. No X-rays or lab tests are used to diagnose trigger finger.

From: Trigger Finger WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Mayo Clinic: “Trigger finger: Diagnosis & treatment,” “Trigger finger: Symptoms & causes.”

OrthoInfo: “Trigger Finger.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on March 21, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Mayo Clinic: “Trigger finger: Diagnosis & treatment,” “Trigger finger: Symptoms & causes.”

OrthoInfo: “Trigger Finger.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on March 21, 2018

NEXT QUESTION:

How is trigger finger treated?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.