A 53-year-old female asked:
trigger thumb.hurts cont ,very bad when bend shooting pain into hand. can't wear brace at work so taped thumb so it can't bend. will this help?
2 doctor answers
Dr. David Trettin answered
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably not: Trigger thumbs and fingers ( a1 pulley 'nodular tenosynovitis') may respond to an injection of steroid occasionally .... If painful and persistent locking continue A1 pulley release surgically is treatment of choice. Taping will likely be of little benefit . Best of Luck!
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Wint answered
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Trigger thumb may: feel better transiently if one tapes or splints it to prevent motion but the end effect of stopping all movement is that the tendon gets "stuck" and can get adherent . Often a soft neoprene thumb brace will give some support and cushion. These respond very well to corticosteroid injections. Arthritis can also hurt here. See a hand surgeon http://www.assh.org/About-ASSH/FindaHandSurgeon
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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