Improve Your Comfort and Finger Functionality With Trigger Finger Treatment in Thousand Oaks

If you are experiencing pain or stiffness in one or more of your fingers, you may have a condition known as “trigger finger.” Trigger finger, which is also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, is a condition where your finger gets stuck in a bent position and pops straight out like a trigger being pulled. This can be painful and limit the mobility and function of your finger and hand. At Elevate Plastic Surgery, hand specialist Dr. Paymon Rahgozar offers a procedure called trigger finger release that can permanently rid you of the unpleasant symptoms caused by this condition.

What Are Treatment Options For Trigger Finger?

Rest and Activity Modification

Repetitive movements of the finger increase inflammation and worsen the symptoms of trigger finger.  Changing your activity may help improve the symptoms.

Physical Therapy

Dr. Rahgozar may choose to send you to a trained hand therapist to undergo some treatments to help decrease the inflammation and improve the trigger finger.

Steroid Injection

An injection of a cortisone medication at the area causing the triggering may help improve the inflammation and resolve the triggering of the finger.


It is not uncommon for the other treatment options to fail, and Dr. Rahgozar may decide that surgery, known as “A1 pulley release for trigger finger,” is the best option for you.

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What Is Trigger Finger Release Surgery?

Our trigger finger release in Thousand Oaks is a surgical procedure performed to eliminate the symptoms of trigger finger, which typically include pain and limited hand and finger functionality. During the procedure, a small incision is made in the palm of your hand. Dr. Rahgozar then makes an opening in the tendon sheath, which is the tissue that surrounds the tendon, allowing the tendon to move freely. This releases the finger from its stiff position, effectively reducing pain and improving the finger’s mobility and function.

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Benefits of Trigger Finger Release

Trigger finger release is a potentially life-changing procedure that offers all of the following benefits:

  • Relieves pain and discomfort caused by trigger finger
  • Improved range of motion in the affected finger and hand
  • Relatively short recovery time
  • Long-lasting results
  • Improved day-to-day comfort
  • Improved ability to complete various tasks with your hands

What to Expect During Your Trigger Finger Release Surgery

If you believe that trigger finger release surgery could be right for you, you’ll first sit down for a consultation with Dr. Rahgozar. He will examine your affected finger and ask you about the symptoms you’ve been experiencing to ensure that the procedure will be an effective solution. Before the surgery, you will receive a local anesthetic to numb the area around your affected finger.

Dr. Rahgozar will then make a small incision in your palm or finger and use it to release the tight tendon sheath that is causing your symptoms. Typically, the procedure is fairly quick and simple. You’ll need to be monitored for a brief period after the surgery, but you should be able to return home within a couple of hours.

What Is the Recovery Like After Trigger Finger Release?

After undergoing trigger finger release surgery, you can expect a relatively quick recovery period. Immediately following the procedure, you may experience some mild discomfort, swelling, or nd stiffness in the affected finger or thumb. You may also be advised to keep your hand elevated to reduce swelling.

In the first few days after surgery, it is important to avoid heavy lifting with your hand, but you are still encouraged to use your finger or thumb to help minimize stiffness. You may also be prescribed pain medication to manage any discomfort you may be experiencing. After a few days, you will likely be able to remove the bandage and begin gentle exercises to help restore the range of motion and strength in your hand. Depending on your job, you may be able to return to work only a few days after trigger finger release surgery. However, if your work requires frequent or heavy use of your hands, you may have to take several weeks off.

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Who Is a Good Candidate for Trigger Finger Release?

If you are experiencing persistent symptoms of trigger finger, you may be a good candidate for trigger finger release surgery. This procedure is typically recommended for individuals who are experiencing some or all of the following symptoms:

  • A popping or clicking sensation in the fingers when they are bent or straightened
  • Pain or discomfort when gripping objects or performing repetitive finger movements
  • Stiffness or limited range of motion in the affected fingers

In general, trigger finger release is most effective for individuals who have been experiencing symptoms for several weeks or months. If you have only recently started experiencing symptoms, your doctor may recommend conservative treatments such as rest, physical therapy, or cortisone injection before considering surgery.

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Why Choose Elevate Plastic Surgery for Trigger Finger Release Surgery in Thousand Oaks?

At Elevate Plastic Surgery, your trigger finger release in Thousand Oaks will be performed by Dr. Paymon Rahgozar, a triple board-certified surgeon specializing in procedures of the hand and wrist. Dr. Rahgozar has received training at several prestigious institutions, and throughout his career, he has helped numerous patients greatly improve the comfort and functionality of their hands. He and the rest of our skilled staff at Elevate Plastic Surgery will treat you with respect, compassion, and expert care that’s fully customized based on your unique situation. If you’re ready to schedule your initial consultation, don’t hesitate to contact our office today.

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Trigger Finger Release FAQ

How long is the procedure for trigger finger release surgery?

Are the results of trigger finger release permanent?

What could be causing persistent finger stiffness after trigger finger release surgery?

How long is the procedure for trigger finger release surgery?

The procedure for trigger finger release surgery usually takes around 20 minutes to an hour. However, the duration of the surgery may vary depending on the severity of the condition and the number of fingers involved.

Are the results of trigger finger release permanent?

Trigger finger release surgery is generally considered to be a permanent solution for trigger finger. However, in rare cases, the condition may recur. If you experience any symptoms of trigger finger after the surgery, you should consult your doctor immediately.

What could be causing persistent finger stiffness after trigger finger release surgery?

Persistent finger stiffness after trigger finger release surgery can be caused by a variety of factors, including scar tissue formation or underlying arthritis. If you experience persistent finger stiffness after the surgery, you should consult your doctor for a proper evaluation. Your doctor may recommend physical therapy or additional treatment options to help manage your symptoms.

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