Trigger finger can affect any finger, but most clients present
with the middle or ring finger. It gets stuck temporarily
when flexing or extending and motion is completed with a jerk.
Clients also usually present with a structural pattern similar
to those with carpal tunnel, tennis
elbow, and nerve entrapment syndromesinternally rotated
shoulders, arms, and sunken chest.
Conventional medical treatment may involve cortisone injections
or surgery. The internally rotated shoulders and arms are
first released with a deep tissue body restructuring protocol
similar to the one I use for carpal tunnel and tendonitis.
Subsequent individual fiber strokes are used to release the
tendons in the finger paying special attention to the bunched
tissue on the sides of the knuckle, which may be inhibiting range of motion. The saddle of connective
tissue that affects the most distal knuckle will often be
restricted which can cause trigger finger. Release of this
tissue oftentimes relieves the condition.