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Are there any side effects or things I should be aware of such as permanent loss of dexterity after hand surgery for trigger finger (pinky finger)?

Are there any side effects or things I should be aware of such as permanent loss of dexterity after hand surgery for trigger finger (pinky finger)?

Not usual: Release of band in trigger finger is relatively simple surgery and should not cause' loss of dexterity ' how ever if unexpected infections etc sets in may result in loss of dexterity, ask your surgeon, risks and benefits of surgery. ...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, (naproxen) 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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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

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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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If I ask the dr to put a cast on my hand instead of having to wear a brace for even longer would he? I've had trigger finger on my pinky all my lif

If I ask the dr to put a cast on my hand instead of having to wear a brace for even longer would he? I've had trigger finger on my pinky all my lif

Release it: If you have a true trigger finger, it can easily be released by transection of the A1 pulley and you would not have to wear a brace or cast ...Read more

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Can your left pinky ulnar styloid fracture cause middle finger trigger digit?

Can your left pinky ulnar styloid fracture cause middle finger trigger digit?

No the ulnar styloid: Is not directly connected there but if the hand is very swollen froma fracture and the trigger finger was waiting for a reason to become more symptomatioc then the swelling in the hadn could be the tipping point. But a direct cause...Unlikley. Causlality is a tricky issue as we often attribute one problem to another temporally, but you might as well blame a trigger finger on a thunderstorm. ...Read more

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Is trigger finger progressive? Mine started with one finger, now 3 on each hand is affected.

Is trigger finger progressive? Mine started with one finger, now 3 on each hand is affected.

Contractures: You may have dupuytrens contractures affecting both hands and not progressive trigger fingers. A hand surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...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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Diagnosed with cts. Have 3 trigger fingers (index, ring, & little) on same hand. Is there a relationship? If so, which should be treated first?

Not enough info: Treatment typically begins with steroid injections. The trigger fingers and carpal tunnel can all be injected at the same office visit. If surgery is ultimately necessary, they all can be done at once - less anesthesia and down time. ...Read more

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How successful is an a-1 pulley release for trigger finger. My surgery is this month my middle & ring finger rt hand.

How successful is an a-1 pulley release for trigger finger. My surgery is this month my middle & ring finger rt hand.

Very successful in: That once the pulley is released the source fo the problem is typically gone. Of course there are factors that influence "success" such as return to motion, decreased scar sensitivity and avoiding complications. Issues such as arthritis, contracture, tenosynvitis and more severe preop status may need longer recovery but the surgery generally eliminates the source of the locking if that is indeed i. ...Read more

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I am an insulin dependent person, and I have a trigger finger problem in my left hand, can I take an injection of cortisone by myself?

DM Trigger Finger: As long as your doctor is not overzealous with the amount of the cortisone used, uses the right type and amount of cortisone, it should be fine. The doctor should also be able to adjust your Insulin in case of blood rise, which can happen transiently after a cortisone shot. ...Read more

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Stiff finger joints in the morning, right hand finger finger has trigger action gets easier after getting up not painful but discomforting?

Stiff finger joints in the morning, right hand finger finger has trigger action gets easier after getting up not painful but discomforting?

Osteoarthritis: I assume you must be above 50 years of age. There is more tendency to develop Osteoarthritis or Degenerative Joint Disease as we age. Stiffness in the hand joints are common symptoms. Will get better with movement within 30 min. Apply warm water
And you described the classic decryption of Trigger finger. Ortho. Can help you if this is very annoying to you. ...Read more

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Uncontrolled hypothyroid experiencing pain and weakness both hands, pain is under fingers only 1 each hand that seems to catch but not trigger, why?

Uncontrolled hypothyroid experiencing pain and weakness both hands, pain is under fingers only 1 each hand that seems to catch but not trigger, why?

Adjust Medication: Its important to have your thyroid levels check regularly and the medication dosages adjusted to optimize the levels and control your symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the usual recuperative time after trigger finger surgery on dominant hand? In other words, when might I expect to at least partially use hand?

What is the usual recuperative time after trigger finger surgery on dominant hand? In other words, when might I expect to at least partially use hand?

Trigger finger: Typically you can use the hand for simple tasks right away. Wound takes 10-14 days to heal. Palm can remain sore for 3-4 weeks. Good luck! ...Read more

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What if any splints may help trigger finger (middle finger of right hand? When should they be worn?

What if any splints may help trigger finger (middle finger of right hand? When should they be worn?

Splint and elevate: Splits that hold the hand in the position of function (holding a soda pop can) achieve rest that may minimize the tendon swelling. Elevation of the hand particularly at night combine with short term anti-inflammatories may help. ...Read more

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I felt something pull in the top of my hand connecting to the trigger finger when I was stretching. How do I know if it's a tendon or muscle tear?

I felt something pull in the top of my hand connecting to the trigger finger when I was stretching. How do I know if it's a tendon or muscle tear?

Does the finger move: A tendon tear typically means that you cannot move that finger. If you can move the finger it is probably a muscle tear. There are some exceptions to that rule, so I would see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Can I safely have surgery on my trigger finger when I have lymphedema in my arm/hand?

Can I safely have surgery on my trigger finger when I have lymphedema in my arm/hand?

Wait till edema: Subsides, trigger finger surgery is simple out patient surgery, edema will delay the wound healing. ...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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Have lymphedema in right arm and hand. Also trigger finger on that side. Will surgery for the trigger finger make the lymphedema worse?

Have lymphedema in right arm and hand. Also trigger finger on that side. Will surgery for the trigger finger make the lymphedema worse?

No: No, surgery for trigger finger should not make the lymphedema worse. The cause of a trigger finger has nothing to do with the lack of draining of the lymph nodes which causes the lymphedema. ...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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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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How likely can a 65 year old male stave off surgery on trigger finger? Consider that I use splints, stretching exercise & don't use hand for my job.

How likely can a 65 year old male stave off surgery on trigger finger? Consider that I use splints, stretching exercise & don't use hand for my job.

Your local, friendly: Hand surgeon can inject rx (i prefer celestone) into the area & achieve, in most cases, at least temporary relief. Ps: you might better say: "...Use my hand in my vocation." (--just jerking your chain). The fact the you know to stipulate that, suggests you know more than your question otherwise indicates... ...Read more

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I have symptoms of trigger finger in both hands, left more than right, carpal tunnel in left hand and numbness and tingling in the left. What can cau?

I have symptoms of trigger finger in both hands, left more than right, carpal tunnel in left hand and numbness and tingling in the left. What can cau?

Overuse: Which is common with typing or knitting or machete ot factory work or anything repetitive are more likely to cause carpal tunnel. The same causes trigger fingers but it is also seen in diabetes, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis ...Read more

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Middle finger into Palm is sore & hurts. Dr said trigger finger. Could it be infection instead? No swelling or redness. No injury to hand. Only middle

Middle finger into Palm is sore & hurts. Dr said trigger finger. Could it be infection instead? No swelling or redness. No injury to hand. Only middle

Not likely infection: Trigger finger is more common (especially in the dominant hand) in a healthy individual with no history of trauma, no redness, swelling. There is often a mass that can be felt and move with flexing and extending of the finger. If infection is present a present usually doesn't tolerate moving the finger.

Trust your physician. If you have doubts "see" another physician. ...Read more

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I sleep with my left hand tucked under my head. My hand goes numb during the night. If I keep it at my side it does not. It also goes numb when I am holding a phone to my ear. Also, I have three trigger fingers when I wake in the morning. That stops late

I sleep with my left hand tucked under my head. My hand goes numb during the night. If I keep it at my side it does not. It also goes numb when I am holding a phone to my ear. Also, I have three trigger fingers when I wake in the morning. That stops late

Nerve compression: These symptoms sound a lot like typical carpal tunnel syndrome which often occurs at night and with certain activity like holding a phone or driving. An evaluation from a hand surgeon can easily determine if this is suspected and confirm with ultrasound or nerve studies. A high percentage of patients have trigger finger as well if they have carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more