Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

158 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Does the locking of knuckles require medical consultation?

Answered by
Dr. Praveen Tayal

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :1994

Answered : 11529 Questions

Posted on Fri, 30 Nov 2018 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: when bring my ring finger down, the knuckle locks for a second before I bring it back up. is that natural or is something wrong with it?
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Trigger finger is there.

Detailed Answer:


I have gone through your query and health concern,you are having trigger finger.

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.

It occurs when inflammation narrows the space within the sheath that surrounds the tendon in the affected finger.

If trigger finger is severe, your finger may become locked in a bent position.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on