Trigger Finger – Stenosing Tenosynovitis



Trigger finger will start as just a little swelling or an inability to fully bend the fingers or fully straighten them. Common symptoms include clicking sensations, the injured finger locking in place or a feeling of pain in the affected finger.

How it occurs

Trigger finger occurs to about 2 to 3% of the population. It’s one of the most common conditions we treat and can be caused when you have to repeatedly grip objects. It’s often seen amongst rowers, during or after pregnancy, and those with diabetes.


Trigger finger treatments can vary depending on how serious the injury is. There are a number of non invasive treatments such as resting the area and avoiding any activities that require repetitive gripping, repeated grasping or use of the injured area.

At Action Rehab,  we can custom fit a finger splint to keep the affected finger in an extended position, the splint helps rest the tendon of the affected finger. Along with the splint, we will recommend some exercises to help maintain mobility while you heal to get you back to being you!

Meet Kara

Clinic Manager

Kara graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2007 with a degree in Occupational Therapy. Working initially in a large public hospital, she rotated into the hand therapy team where she remained until leaving Melbourne. Kara spent time in the United Kingdom working in a large military rehabilitation hospital with major trauma patients.

Book a senior therapist consultation

Ben, our senior therapist, will offer advice on any management strategies you may need. Please note, if you request ongoing care, you will only have to pay our current rates. We do not charge Worksafe and TAC clients for any consultations.

Call 1300 76227to book an appointment or Click Here to book.

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