Why is my pinky finger clicking?

Why is my pinky finger clicking?

Trigger finger is one of the most common problems hand surgeons encounter. The medical term for the condition is stenosing tenosynovitis of the flexor sheath. People who have it notice tightness and a popping or clicking when they flex – or open – their fingers.

How do I know if I tore a ligament in my pinky finger?

What are the symptoms?

  1. pain.
  2. redness.
  3. swelling.
  4. increase in pain when attempting to move or use the finger.
  5. inability to straighten, extend, or bend the finger.
  6. throbbing, especially when allowing the finger to rest or when hanging at a person’s side.
  7. bruising.

Why is my finger making a clicking sound?

Trigger finger happens when the sheath around the tendon becomes inflamed, making it difficult for the tendon to glide easily through. The condition is called trigger finger because there’s usually a clicking or popping sound when you bend or straighten your finger. It can affect any of the fingers or the thumb.

How do you treat a clicking finger?


  1. Rest. Avoid activities that require repetitive gripping, repeated grasping or the prolonged use of vibrating hand-held machinery until your symptoms improve.
  2. A splint. Your doctor may have you wear a splint at night to keep the affected finger in an extended position for up to six weeks.
  3. Stretching exercises.

How long does a torn tendon in finger take to heal?

If your tendon is only stretched, not torn, it should heal in 4 to 6 weeks if you wear a splint all the time. If your tendon is torn or pulled off the bone, it should heal in 6 to 8 weeks of wearing a splint all the time. After that, you will need to wear your splint for another 3 to 4 weeks, at night only.

Can a torn ligament cause a finger to pop?

The ligaments can be partially or completely torn. Common symptoms of a ligament injury include pain along the side of a joint after injury and swelling of the joint. If the ligament heals improperly, the joint may pop or snap during bending.

What does it mean when your finger gets stuck?

Overview Trigger finger is a condition in which one of your fingers gets stuck in a bent position. Your finger may bend or straighten with a snap — like a trigger being pulled and released. Trigger finger is also known as stenosing tenosynovitis (stuh-NO-sing ten-o-sin-o-VIE-tis).

What should I do if my trigger finger keeps popping?

Those with trigger finger or trigger thumb may have stiffness when bending the finger(s) or hear snapping and popping when moving the finger(s). Depending on the severity of the condition, treatment options can range from rest to surgery.

Why does my finger snap when I relax my fist?

When the size discrepancy between the tendon and the tendon sheath reaches a critical point, the tendon will experience resistance from the tendon sheath. At first, this is felt as a snapping of the trigger finger when relaxing a fist.