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can trigger finger go away

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience General Practice
Maybe: Apply a splint and if it doesn't improve within a month, time to see your primary or a hand specialist.
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Dr. Edwin Schuller
44 years experience Family Medicine
No: No. But there are new treatments for trigger finger that your doctor or orthopod can help you with.
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Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sometimes: Triggering of a digit is due to inflammation of the tendon and tendon sheath. This can be a self limited process or it can be persistent. Initial tre ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Dr. W. Batson answered
43 years experience Hand Surgery
That varies.: Many patients get very rapid relief of their pain in the palm and finger following a trigger finger release. A small number take several weeks to a f ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pushkarewicz
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Finger catches : If the flexor tendons that bend a finger get caught while gliding through the a1 pulley in the palm, then you have a trigger finger or thumb. It can ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Tendon inflamation: Stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger finger is the tendon in the palm side of the hand getting inflamed with progressive restriction of the tendons thro ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Pulley limitation: Trigger finger or thumb most commonly occurs when swelling or a nodule of the tendon which bends (flexes) the finger gets caught passing through a ti ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
25 years experience Hand Surgery
Shots or surgery: You need to be evaluated. We can use steroid shots, therapy or even surgery. It will depend on your problem. The injection and the surgery are simpl ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Surgery: Trigger finger developes due to binding of the flexor tendons at the a1 pulley at the distal palmar crease. Sometimes responds to steroid injection bu ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Trigger finger: Can improve on its own, or with anti inflamm stories or an injection of cortisone and finally surgical release is usually very straightforward.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Physical examination: Trigger finger is caused when the space between the flexor tendon and the tendon sheath (tunnel) becomes tight. It becomes difficult to bend the fing ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu answered
13 years experience Sports Medicine
How often: It depends on how frequently you experience symptoms. If its occasional, you might benefit from a corticosteroid injection. If its persistent, a sur ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Trigger finger : can respond to ice and inflammatories. However if the problem is persistent it's been shown that between 47 and 90% of trigger fingers get better wit ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Inflammation.: The tendons that help bend the fingers run inside a system of pulley's called the flexor tendon sheath. The first pulley, the a1, can become narrowed. ... Read More

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