Normally, you should be able to bend and unbend your fingers smoothly and with ease, and you should experience no pain when doing so. However, there is a condition known as trigger finger that prevents the fingers and hands from functioning properly.
People who are experiencing trigger finger will notice that the fingers become stiff and catch or lock in place when they are being bent. Additional force is required to unlock the finger until it pops and gives way like a trigger. This is caused by a bulge in the tendons of the finger that prevents proper movement.
Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Christopher Newman can treat your trigger finger using hormone injections or through surgery, depending on the severity of the issue. Contact us to schedule a consultation.