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Trigger Finger (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Is there any promising research being done for trigger finger treatment?

Is there any promising research being done for trigger finger treatment?

Always: Research is ongoing but no "breakthrough" findings or cures other than rest, minimizing inflammation and swelling and surgical release at the present time. ...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

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What is the treatment for trigger finger? Have had for 2 days and keeps locking & clicking. Tried splint overnight but no relief. Not swollen or pain.

What is the treatment for trigger finger? Have had for 2 days and keeps locking & clicking. Tried splint overnight but no relief. Not swollen or pain.

Trigger finger: Tape the finger which is sticking or "triggering " to the one next to it for several days. Start consistent use of NSAID like ibuprofen 600 mg with food 3x a day for 10-14 days. Continue to splint affected finger out straight at nite for several weeks. Avoid activities which produce finger pain or triggering ...Read more

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I have trigger finger of the middle finger of my right hand. this is my dominant hand. Is physical therapy a worthy treatment option & if yes, how?

I have trigger finger of the middle finger of my right hand. this is my dominant hand. Is physical therapy a worthy treatment option & if yes, how?

Sometimes: Hand therapy can sometimes be helpful although personally I have found that a cortisone shot works better and faster. Sometimes when these keep coming back they need to be operated on. Trigger fingers are caused by thickened nodules in tendons that flex the fingers. The nodule gets caught under a structure in the hand called a pulley and this is what cause the triggering. ...Read more

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Is ice an effective non-drug treatment for trigger finger alongside splint? How long to ice if it is? Thumb is swollen at joint.

Is ice an effective non-drug treatment for trigger finger alongside splint? How long to ice if it is? Thumb is swollen at joint.

Probably not: because trigger finger is caused by chronic, not acute, inflammation. But trigger finger does not usually present with swelling. Ask your doctor if it could be something else. ...Read more

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Which is better: Naproxen or Voltaren (diclofenac) for trigger finger (thumb) treatment? Want least side effects but effective inflammation treatment.

Which is better: Naproxen or Voltaren (diclofenac) for trigger finger (thumb) treatment? Want least side effects but effective inflammation treatment.

Naproxen v Voltaren (diclofenac): That's like asking if Batman is better than Superman! Both Naproxen & Voltaren (diclofenac) are NSAIDs. For that matter, so is Ibuprofen. It's just that Naproxen & Ibuprofen are available w/o prescription in States whereas Voltaren (diclofenac) requires prescription. Because they're all NSAIDs, they function exactly the same. For each drug, risk & benefit varies depending upon dose. In the end, only you can decide which 4u ...Read more

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Having symptoms of trigger finger only in the morning when hand seems cold any home remedies or medicine to take to help out finger or do I go yo docs?

Having symptoms of trigger finger only in the morning when hand seems cold any home remedies or medicine to take to help out finger or do I go yo docs?

Home Remedies: A bit young to be having some morning stiffness and triggering, although trigger fingers can occur at any age. Try to ice your hand down after you get home from work for 10-15 minutes. Take aleve (naproxen) or advil in the evening after dinner. The warm hands up with a heating pad or warm water for 10-15 mins.Before going to bed. If this does not help get it checked out. ...Read more

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What else can I do for my trigger finger at home?

What else can I do for my trigger finger  at home?

Trigger finger: am respond to ice if it is painful and swollen in the palm. Midl heat if it is stiff and locking without swelling, massage of the palm, topical anitinflammatorires placed in the palm and gentle not forceful range of motion, How ever the clincal presentation or severity of trigger finger varies a lot i.e. they are not all the same. If one tries these and fails see a hand doctor ...Read more

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Pinky finger is locked in "Trigger Finger". It's pointed downward and will not move. What can I do at home to help it?

Pinky finger is locked in "Trigger Finger". It's pointed downward and will not move. What can I do at home to help it?

Varies: You could attempt to manually extend it by using your other hand and then splint it in a straightened position. If this is not successful you probably will need to be seen. ...Read more