A 64-year-old member asked:
what if any splints may help trigger finger (middle finger of right hand? when should they be worn?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Robert Gluck answered
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
Dr. Otto Placik answered
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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