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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Unlikely: Nodular tenosynovitis( " trigger thumb") is unlikely to be improved w/ a squeeze ball. In fact, it may make some trigger thumbs lock more often! consi... Read More
Dr. Zahid Niazi
Cosmetic Surgery 39 years experience
Kenalog/surgery: No, squeezing a stress ball is not recommended for triggering. Trigger thumb treatment besides rest, nsaids, splint would be kenalog (triamcinolone) i... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Locking: In the a1 pulley at the base of the thumb on the palmar side of the mp joint the flexor policus longus tendon can get bound up and not glide properly... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Thumb joint with: Limited mobility and clicking, pain where the thumb meets the palm, often called the finger palm crease, pressure causing pain can be a sign of ste... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Taft
Sports Medicine 52 years experience
Maybe: Triggering of the thumb or other fingers is associated with a greater or lesser degree of inflammation. The more inflammation the more likely you are... Read More
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: The triggering or clicking is caused by some swelling of the tendon as it tries to slide through a fascial pulley or tube. If the swelling is severe ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Limited : Limited mobility in the thumb, pain where the thumb meets the palm, often called the finger palm crease, pressure causing pain can be a sign of ste... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Physical exam: Trigger thumb is diagnosed after talking with the patient about their symptoms and performing a physical examination of the thumb. The diagnosis is us... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 23 years experience
Trigger: These can present in one of three ways. Just pain over the palm side of the finger at the base, just catching of the finger or both. 70% of patients g... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shitel Patel
Plastic Surgery 14 years experience
Trigger thumb: Trigger fingers are more common with certain medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout and diabetes. Repeated and strong gripping may lead... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Thumb joint with: Limited mobility and clicking, pain where the thumb meets the palm, often called the finger palm crease, pressure causing pain can be a sign of ste... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Treatment: Most resolve on there own in first 12 months of life. If not resolved by 24 months surgery is indicated and should be done prior to 36 months. No surg... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Condition: A trigger thumb/ finger is a medical condition where the flexor tendon gets caught in a pulley in the hand causing the finger to lock in a flexed po... Read More

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