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Trigger 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)?
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?
Pinky finger is locked in "Trigger Finger". It's pointed downward and will not move. What can I do at home to help it?
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
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
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
Yes: Yes and yes to both your questions. ...Read more
If a surgery of trigger finger is made and later an other finger in the same hand have the samecase. Would an other surgery be made in this same hand?
Yes: Yes this is a pretty common issue. ...Read more
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
What are effective I could use for a trigger finger I have in the middle finger of my right hand?
Diagnosed with cts. Have 3 trigger fingers (index, ring, & little) on same hand. Is there a relationship? If so, which should be treated first?
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
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
My hand scarred over after trigger finger release and is now disabled. I can't open my hand, grip anything, can't make a fist. Can this be fixed?
Most likely: I think that can most likely be fixed. Get it checked soon. The sooner the better. ...Read more
Stiff finger joints in the morning, right hand finger finger has trigger action gets easier after getting up not painful but discomforting?
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
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
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
What if any splints may help trigger finger (middle finger of right hand? When should they be worn?
How long will my husband have pain after trigger finger surgery. 2 fingers on left hand. Will it be severe?
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
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!
Have lymphedema in right arm and hand. Also trigger finger on that side. Will surgery for the trigger finger make the lymphedema worse?
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
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
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
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?
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
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