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 syndromes internally rotated shoulders, arms, and sunken chest.
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.
Massage therapists are especially prone to overuse of the interosseous muscles, which assist the forearm muscles in the techniques of effleurage and petrissage. Working at a computer keyboard can subject these muscles to double jeopardy.