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Is there a natural way to heal a swollen trigger finger?

: Is a "congenital/birth" related problem that deserves medical evaluation. In kids 0-2 the problem may resolve with growth. It is important that a correct diagnosis be made by your pediatrician or hand surgeon. ...Read more

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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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Post operative trigger finger problems, incision site is still swollen after 5 months. Is this normal?

Post operative trigger finger problems, incision site is still swollen after 5 months. Is this normal?

No: You are a bit far out from surgery to still have that much pain. There are several possibilities that include a neuroma, could have a dupytrens nodule forming in area of scar, may have adhesions of underlying flexor tendon etc. Probably worth while having it rechecked or get another opinion with hand specialist. ...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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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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I had carpal tunnel surgery and trigger finger release surgery a week ago and my hand is really stiff and swollen. I was told i needed to bend my fin?

I had carpal tunnel surgery and trigger finger release surgery a week ago and my hand is really stiff and swollen.  I was told i needed to bend my fin?

MOVING fingers fully: after surgery for CTS or trigger finger is very important. I always tell my surgical patients that when they return to the office after surgery I want to see them make a full fist AND straighten their fingers out so they can lay their hand flat. Speak to your surgeon to make sure you are doing the right thing , but most agree on this. Not "overdo" it BUTlike touching ones toes, after it is easier ...Read more

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I made operation to release my trigger fingers ystrdy, r hand index and l hand middle the doctor ddnt give me any medicine.My fingers r swollen now!

I made operation to release my trigger fingers ystrdy, r hand index and l hand middle the doctor ddnt give me any medicine.My fingers r swollen now!

Elevation: Swelling is usually normal after hand surgery, elevating your hand higher than your heart is important. If you are having significant pain, then you should consider calling your surgeon. ...Read more

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Could plantar faciitis, knees that hurt going down stairs or up, trigger fingers in both hands w/ swollen lumps in palms be related? Crp elev sed low

Plantar fasciitis : Is a common diagnosis for heel pain. When one combines the other conditions mentioned, there are autoimmune dissorders that come to mind. A very common autoimmune condition inclueds RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and the panus that could associated with it. Additional tests are indicated. See you physician for other tests. ...Read more

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What is apca blood test when checking for ra? My sed rate rheu factor and c reactive protein are all normal. I have stiff fingers and swollen tendons like trigger fingers in am.

What is apca blood test when checking for ra?  My sed rate rheu factor and c reactive protein are all normal. I have stiff fingers and swollen tendons like trigger fingers in am.

Best RA test: Anti-citrullinated protein antibody. Probably my typographical error -- acpa is considered by many to be more sensitive and more specific for rheumatoid arthritis than any of the old classic tests you have listed. So is anti-cyclic citrullinated protein. Your physician is familiar with these. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal trigger finger after surgery?

How long does it take to heal trigger finger after surgery?

About 2 weeks:: Once release is done, i encourage my patients to exercise/move the affected finger to prevent any adhesions to form between the tendon and its sheath, and to regain full range of motion. The incision takes 12-14 days to heal, so sutures are taken out then. ...Read more

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I suspect trigger finger on middle finger. Is it possible for it to be fine one day then lock the next? Or does it lock and stay locked? Tender, swell

I suspect trigger finger on middle finger. Is it possible for it to be fine one day then lock the next? Or does it lock and stay locked? Tender, swell

Trigger finger comes: And goes often before it is fully established a constant there different grades of trigger finger from mild crepitus without locking to a fully locked finger. We use a classification named after Quinnell. To grade these 1-5. Many with intermittent symptoms don't seek treatment once they understand they often will get treated if frequency of locking gets in the way of activity. See hcp to confirm ...Read more

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