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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
19 years experience Hand Surgery
NSAIDs: If you can tolerate non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (nsaids), symptoms can be improved with occasional use. Ibuprofen or Naproxen are comm ... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Any pain med like --: Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen, etc, whichever works for you. It'll give you some pain relief but do nothing to get rid off the problem altogether. Ge ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Trigger thumb: Consider thumb spica support. See a hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon for further treatment.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boyer
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Your choice: While there is little harm in trying the injections again, i usually tell my patients that is the injection has no effect, surgery is the best way to ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Taft
51 years experience Sports Medicine
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
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
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience Hand Surgery
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
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