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Homeopathic Remedies For 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is ice an effective non-drug treatment for trigger finger alongside splint? How long to ice if it is? Thumb is swollen at joint.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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