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Will acupuncture help my trigger finger?

Will acupuncture help my trigger finger?

Not Sure?: Acupuncture is usually helpful for relieving pain. While trigger fingers do hurt, the pain is coming from the mechanical irritation of the tendon. Acupuncture is unlikely to help this type of pain. You usually need an anti-inflammatory pill or injection. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Are there any acupuncture points on the body that can trigger an instant orgasm upon pressure?

Are there any acupuncture points on the body that can trigger an instant orgasm upon pressure?

Not that I know of.: There are auricular protocols for decreased libido - but I don't know of a button to push for an instant orgasm. ...Read more

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What acupuncture points can I pinpoint to fight bell's palsy?

What acupuncture points can I pinpoint to fight bell's palsy?

Proven vs unproven: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. Nerve injuries can be temp. Or permanent. Don't get scammed. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the acupuncture points for back and neck pain?

Many, many, many: There are over 365 acupuncture points. - there are many on the neck and the back. So, I am not sure which points you are referring to. ...Read more

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What are the acupuncture points for jaw and neck pain?

What are the acupuncture points for jaw and neck pain?

It depends: There are multiple points in the body the treat jaw and neck pain. However which points are used for an individual is dependent upon the physical examination to determine which meridians have too much or not enough flow of chi in them. ...Read more

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What are the acupuncture points for back and neck?

What are the acupuncture points for back and neck?

U can see a book: As I remeber there are 12 maridians on the body and about 760 regular points in addition to local points that can be used for treatment, depending on patient's presentation ...Read more

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What are the acupuncture points for back, jaw and neck pain?

What are the acupuncture points for back, jaw and neck pain?

Acupuncture: May help with pain or stress (if you Believe in it enough). But the disease itself could be serious (? Nerve compression? Heart pain? Gallbladder? Rumor?). Make sure it's nothing serious before you trust in acupuncture. If no serious pathology, could then attempt acupuncture. Feel better ...Read more

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Where are the auricular acupuncture points for addiction to alcohol, smoking, and opioids?

Where are the auricular acupuncture points for addiction to alcohol, smoking, and opioids?

Protocols: Nada protocol: shen men, autonomic point, kidney pt, liver pt and lung pt.
Tobacco cessation: shen men, kidney pt, point zerio, lung pt and nicotine point. Some protocols can vary. This should only be performed by a trained acupuncturist. ...Read more

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How do you treat "trigger finger"?

How do you treat "trigger finger"?

Trigger: Conservative treatments include nsaids and steroid injections. If you fail to improve trigger finger release is a simple 15 minute procedure that can greatly improve symptoms in over 98% of cases. ...Read more

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How can I straighten trigger finger?

How can I straighten trigger finger?

Surgery: Trigger finger developes due to binding of the flexor tendons at the a1 pulley at the distal palmar crease. Sometimes responds to steroid injection but frequently requires surgical release of the pulley to allow for tendon glide allowing finger to straighten. If triggering is chronic this can cause ligament contracture at pip joint limiting joint extension. See hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I have trigger finger, what's best to do?

I have trigger finger, what's best to do?

Corticosteroid shot: Corticosteroid injections are often beneficial in relieving the painful clicking or locking of trigger fingers/thumbs. Consult your hand surgeon. Occasionally, surgical intervention is needed in those cases where corticosteroid injections are not particularly helpful. ...Read more

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Best for trigger finger in both pinkies?

Best for trigger finger in both pinkies?

Trigger finger: Can respond to ice and inflammatories. However if the problem is persistent it's been shown that between 47 and 90% of trigger fingers get better with a single solitary corticosteroid injection ...Read more

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In what way can I treat my trigger finger?

In what way can I treat my trigger finger?

2 main options: Surgical release of the a1 pulley or steroid injection are the two primary modes of treatment. No home remedies. Seek care of a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Could you get trigger finger without pain?

Could you get trigger finger without pain?

Yes: Develops secondary to binding of the flexor tendons at the a1 pulley at the distal palmer crease of the finger involved. Can be due to inflammation around the tendons or constriction of the pulley this can be painful due to the inflammatory reaction or degree of locking. But not all the time. ...Read more

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What do I do if I keep getting trigger finger?

Options: With chronic trigger finger unresponsive to conservative care options are steroid injection versus surgical release of the a1 pulley. Seek care with a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat trigger finger symptoms?

What are ways to treat trigger finger symptoms?

Trigger: Conservative treatments include nsaids and steroid injections. If you fail to improve trigger finger release is a simple 15 minute procedure that can greatly improve symptoms in over 98% of cases. ...Read more

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What can I do to elivate the pain of trigger finger?

What can I do to elivate the pain of trigger finger?

Try an injection: You can try ice and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories. In general the best treatment initially is an injection of cortisone, you have an approximately 70% chance of the trigger finger going away with injections alone. If the symptoms continue you can consider a procedure called a trigger finger release which will permanently resolve your symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: trigger finger?

What is the definition or description of: trigger finger?

Severe Tendonitis: Trigger finger is a common disorder of later adulthood characterized by catching, snapping or locking of the involved finger flexor tendon, associated with dysfunction and pain. A disparity in size between the flexor tendon and the surrounding retinacular pulley system, most commonly at the level of the first annular (a1) pulley, results in difficulty flexing or extending the finger. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for trigger finger?

What is the best treatment for trigger finger?

Trigger finger: Can respond to ice and antiinflammatories. However if the problem is persistent it's been shown that between 47 and 90% of trigger fingers get better with a single solitary corticosteroid injection

In cases where persistent problems exist that are bothersome surgery can be offered but just existence of a click does not mean one needs treatment ...Read more

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What causes trigger finger? Can scoliosis causes it?

Cause trigger finger: Trigger finger occurs from swelling or inflammation in the palm at the base of a finger where the flexor (bending) tendon enters the finger. This swelling leads to pain and sometimes popping and locking in one position as the finger is bent and straightened (so called 'triggering'). Direct trauma or overused of the hand for grasping can cause this, as can diseases like diabetes but not scoliosis. ...Read more

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What is trigger finger surgery?

What is trigger finger surgery?

Trigger surgery: Trigger release surgery is release of the first part of the flexor tendon sheath and pulleys in palm. ...Read more

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How does trigger finger surgery work?

How does trigger finger surgery work?

A1 Pulley release: Trigger finger surgery works by releasing the a1pulley to allow the fingers flexor tendon to glide freely. ...Read more

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To what extent does trigger finger surgery cost?

To what extent does trigger finger surgery cost?

Variable: Depends on type of anesthesia, location of surgery office vs hospital vs surgical center. Some cases can be treated with more limited options i.e. Limited incision using a needle. Seek care with hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the trigger finger and thumb?

Please help! What is the trigger finger and thumb?

Physical Exam: History and physical exam are used to diagnose trigger finger. Trigger finger comes from swelling of the tendons in the hand that cause the tendons to become stuck within the tendon sheath. See a hand surgeon for your situation. ...Read more

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What is cost of trigger finger surgery approximately?

What is cost of trigger finger surgery approximately?

Many factors: This is a questions that should be answered by the surgeons financial counselor staff. It depends on the fee from the surgeon and wether it is performed in a surgical center or hospital and what insurance you are using. There are cash price options so price is very transparent. For example we post the price in our clinic so patients are not surprised. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about experiencing trigger finger/thumb?

Can you tell me about experiencing trigger finger/thumb?

Locking: Trigger finger developes at the a1 pulley at the base of the finger or thumb it is a form of stenosing tendonitis and tenovaginitis. The tendon or tendons that glide through the pulley get bound up there from swelling or scaring and tend to lock or trigger. Usually begins with pain and or swelling and progresses to triggering without appropriate treatment. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Can pills that are good for joints help with trigger finger?

Can pills that are good for joints help with trigger finger?

Sometimes: Medications that are typically prescribed for joint arthritis include anti-inflammatory medications like aleve, (naproxen) motrin, etc. These medications can be helpful in temporarily alleviating pain symptoms from trigger finger. However, the long term efficacy of these medicines is not clear. ...Read more

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How do I deal with trigger finger and still play the guitar?

How do I deal with trigger finger and still play the guitar?

Several options...: Trigger finger occurs when the flexor tendon to the digit swells and then binds up at its entrance into the finger.

Management is focused on getting the inflammation under control...Ice, antiinflammatories, and activity modification.

Failing these simple interventions steroid injections, and occasionally surgery, are very effective. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate pain after trigger finger infection?

What can I do to alleviate pain after trigger finger infection?

Infection: If you have an infection you may need antibiotics or even surgery. Seek medical attention asap, because an infection could damage your tendons. If you have trigger finger but no pus, therapy, ice sometimes anti inflammatory medication may resolve your problem. ...Read more

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What homeopathic remedy are available to reduce the pain from trigger finger?

What homeopathic remedy are available to reduce the pain from trigger finger?

Trigger Finger: This problem is chronic and calls for a deep-acting remedy prescribed for your whole constitution. A well-trained homeopathic practitioner can help -- self-prescription isn't wise because you'll be blinded in important ways. Any of hundreds of remedies are possible in your case, but a few of the more frequently called for in situations like yours are causticum, ruta, and rhus tox. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Trigger Finger (Definition)

A common disorder of later adulthood characterized by catching, snapping, or locking of thei finger flexor tendon, associated ...Read more