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Will trigger finger go away on it's own?

Will trigger finger go away on it's own?

Possibly: We do not know the natural history of untreated triggers-most are injected with excellent results. ...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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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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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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Mild trigger finger symptoms. What can I do to prevent it from getting worse?

Minimize trauma: Minimize ongoing trauma to hand. Limit repetitive aggressive motion but continue to work on gentle range of motion of affected finger. Might consider wearing an extension wrist brace or buddy tape finger during sleep to limit triggering. Ice, nsaid, massage over palmer flexion crease to flatten tendon/ inflammation. Go see physician if locks frequently or stays locked. Injection? Surgery? ...Read more

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Have there been any advances in the last few years in surgery for trigger finger? What surgical/non-surgical advances do you expect?

Have there been any advances in the last few years in surgery for trigger finger? What surgical/non-surgical advances do you expect?

This surgery is very: straightforward in the absence of contracture, significant tenosynovitis, overlyng inflammatory disorders, gouty tendon invasion, tenodesis or arthritic joints that add stiffness. the surgical approach is often the same, incision direction and size may differ but its still in the scheme of things the same. Some speak about limited exposire or ultrasound guided but one still needs to release pulley ...Read more

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Trigger finger on 3rd finger. Shot helped for 8 wonderful weeks now it's back! Should I do another shot or just do surgery? Kind of worried .

Trigger finger on 3rd finger. Shot helped for 8 wonderful weeks now it's back! Should I do another shot or just do surgery? Kind of worried .

Trigger finger: Problem is created by overuse of the involved digit. It usually will improve by lessening the irritating source. This can be accomplished by decreasing the amount of time using that finger. Using NSAIDs , splinting the finger in extension at nite can also help. Try those first before another injection and or surgery. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a " trigger thumb" or "trigger finger"?

What is the cause of a " trigger thumb" or "trigger finger"?

Flexor tendon : What usually occurs in this problem is that the flexor tendon gets caught in on of the pulleys in the palm of the hand if mild it can be relieved with ice, nsaids and possible cortisone shots if it persists, you might need to have a release of the pulley performed to alleviate the catching. ...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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I have been playing a lot of golf this year and I have developed trigger finger in my pinky finger. Are there any OTC treatments that will help?

I have been playing a lot of golf this year and I have developed trigger finger in my pinky finger.  Are there any OTC treatments that will help?

Anti-inflammatories: Any anti-inflammatory( aleve, advil) may help with your trigger finger. If treating with anti-inflammatories is not helpful then see your physician as an injection with a steroid will usually help. ...Read more

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Nsaids (Definition)

Nsaid stands for non steroidal anti inflammatory agent. So the most potent anti inflammatory agents are steroids like prednisone. Nsaids are ...Read more