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what if any splints may help trigger finger (middle finger of right hand? when should they be worn?

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Dr. Robert Gluck
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Distal joint splint: Don't over treat i.E splinting the distal joint (so-called dip) is enough along possibly with anti inflammatories and localized massage. If you over treat you can end up with unnecessary finger stiffness.
Answered on Sep 18, 2013
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Splint and elevate: Splits that hold the hand in the position of function ( holding a soda pop can) achieve rest that may minimize the tendon swelling. Elevation of the hand particularly at night combine with short term anti-inflammatories may help.
Answered on Sep 8, 2013

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