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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. Dariush Saghafi
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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


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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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Is there a non-invasive or home treatment for trigger finger?

Is there a non-invasive or home treatment for trigger finger?

Rest: The first home treatment is rest. Many times the trigger finger comes from inflammation around the tendon from overuse, trauma, or swelling from other problems. Rest may be all that's needed. You can also try daily icing in an ice bath or direct ice to calm it down. ...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?

Yes and No: Surgery is the truly option with the best success rate. Steroid injections help but are temporary, weaken the joint and tissue and bone, and become less effective over time. Discuss the best options, even occupational hand therapy, with your hand surgeon. ...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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Is there a faster treatment for trigger fingers? I have them in both hands and need relief. How did they develop in both hands?

Is there a faster treatment for trigger fingers? I have them in both hands and need relief. How did they develop in both hands?

Surgery: Trigger fingers are a severe form of tendinitis of your finger flexor tendons. As the tendon enters your finger it passes through a small tunnel. As the tendon swells it gets stuck. It sounds like you have tried some tx. Like nsaids, & cortisone injections. Surgery can open the tunnel turning it into a trough so the tendon can easily glide. Bilateral hand involve my is very common. ...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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Is there a connection between trigger finger (s) and raynaud's condition?

Is there a connection between trigger finger (s) and raynaud's condition?

Usually not: Trigger finger is a problem with finger tendons and how they work to move a finger. Raynaud's phenomenon is a problem with spasm of arteries in the fingers, blocking blood flow. They are not directly related, but people with raynaud's syndrome can have connective tissue disorders, so may also have trigger finger. Overuse injuries, such as in certain jobs, can cause trigger finger and/or raynaud's. ...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?

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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Is trigger finger genetic?

Is trigger finger genetic?

No: Though we have not identified a genetic cause for trigger fingers, I have found anecdotally that some people have a genetic predisposition to getting trigger fingers. In other words, I have had patients with trigger fingers who told me that one of their parents also had a trigger finger. Diabetes can increase your chance of developing a trigger finger. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of trigger finger?

How can I get rid of trigger finger?

Try this: Otc meds such as Motrin if tolerated and splint the finger so the middle joint can't move and do this for a couple of days. If no better than see your doc for a cortisone shot. ...Read more

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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

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Will wearing a cast cure trigger finger?

Trigger finger: Can respond to ice if it is painful and swollen in the palm. Miil heat if it is stiff and locking without swelling, massage of the palm, topical anti-inflammatories placed in the palm and gentle not forceful range of motion, How ever the clinical 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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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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I've got trigger finger due to laceration should I be concerned?

I've got trigger finger due to laceration should I be concerned?

Traumatic tiggering: With a laceration may resolve if it is due to a small minor injury to the tendon or the tendon sheath or to swelling but a partial tendon laceration or a partial sheath laceration could result in triggering that continues and the tendon or the sheath may need to be derided or at least released. Make sure there is not inflammation related to infection or foreign body, see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Will trigger finger spread to other fingers after a period of time?

Will trigger finger spread to other fingers after a period of time?

No: No trigger finger does not spread from a finger but it can affect more fingers if you continue highly repetitive/ gripping finger activities. ...Read more

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Numbness in pinky after injection for trigger finger, normal or not?

Numbness in pinky after injection for trigger finger, normal or not?

Possibly: It is possible that the medication used for your injection has affected your sensory nerve. However, the numbness should resolve within a few hours - if not, I would recommend that you follow up with your physician. ...Read more

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I want to know if certain occupations cause workers to suffer from trigger finger symptoms?

I want to know if certain occupations cause workers to suffer from trigger finger symptoms?

Yes they are: Repeated gripping. If you routinely grip an item — such as a power tool or musical instrument — for extended periods of time, you may be more prone to developing a trigger finger. You're also at greater risk if you have certain medical conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, hypothyroidism, amyloidosis and certain infections, such as tuberculosis. Good luck. ...Read more