Having searched for threads dealing with the trigger finger (the symptom has been mentioned in many threads, with this one being the most informative http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=42312; btw, thanks a lot to scotus for his great input regarding this topic), I found that most of them were not very recent and thought I'd bring the topic back to life to get some feedback from the members who have some experience with this problem since the last posts were made. Trigger finger refers to the inflammation of the tendon sheath in the fingers, which is typically demonstrated by the stiffness, "locking" or "popping" of finger joints, mainly in the morning. It is not as painful as it is bothersome - at least for me at this point. I have the trigger finger symptom on two fingers on my dominant hand - the middle finger and the pinkie. On the middle finger it was caused by an injury about eight months ago. It is not particularly troubling and I can only feel it in the morning. Giving up tennis for several days/weeks helps temporarily but the problem is back the morning after I play. The pinkie is worse, there's a palpable lump or bulk under the first joint on the upper side of the pinkie. As it's probably a big obstacle in the movement, the flexed finger appears a little deformed. Contrary to what scotus mentioned as advice from his doctor (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=354398&postcount=4), I developed (or perhaps coincidentally noticed?) it after I'd put an overgrip on my racquet with an L4 size grip. I've changed racquets since then and now play with an L3 with an overgrip but the symptoms are still the same. Adding an additional overgrip does not help. Neither does taping the finger or using a flexible splint for me once the symptom's developed. I've talked to a friend of mine who's a respected hand surgeon. He says the surgical procedure to remedy the problem is really simple and requires only about ten days until full recovery. Now I'm in the process of scheduling my league matches to finish my indoor season early, have the surgery, and still have time to play a little before the outdoor season begins. BTW, my friend strongly advises against cortisone shots, saying it's only a (rather painful) temporary solution and that I'll eventually end up under his scalpel anyway, especially if I'm not willing to give up tennis. What's your experience with trigger finger, not only therapy-wise but also in terms of prevention? For example, did getting a more "cushiony" replacement grip help? Changing grip size? Exercises? Thanks to anyone that contributes.