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What Can I Do To Elivate The Pain Of Trigger Finger
Try an injection: You can try ice and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories. In general the best treatment initially is an injection of cortisone, you have an approximately 70% chance of the trigger finger going away with injections alone. If the symptoms continue you can consider a procedure called a trigger finger release which will permanently resolve your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes: Develops secondary to binding of the flexor tendons at the a1 pulley at the distal palmer crease of the finger involved. Can be due to inflammation around the tendons or constriction of the pulley this can be painful due to the inflammatory reaction or degree of locking. But not all the time. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have had trigger finger twice & i think I have it again in my little finger this time & i get a sharp pain in my forearm is it connected?
Let me explain: It is not a common place for it but could happen, the treatment to try to un-loud that area from any pressure on it from work or other activities, you know there are some splints you could use these days fro that. If did not help injection of steroid will be helpful to treat that problem. If did not help you need surgery. ...Read more
Unable to bend thumb backwards without pain. When pressure is applied to general area also pain. (i.e. pulling doornknob, etc) Not trigger finger.
Any injury/trauma?: If sudden thumb pain w/o specific injury, might be from overuse (ligament/tendon) issue. May benefit from splint to immobilize for a few days. If not improving after that, see your Dr / Urgent Care for evaluation and likely imaging to be sure no bone issue, then may splint for longer period. ...Read more
How muchtime does it take to recover from a trigger finger pain after taking a cortisone shot, can you also explain where exactly it is taken?
Few days max: Sometimes can have what's known as a steroid flare where your pain becomes worse after getting a "cortisone" injection. Icing it and taking anti-inflammatory medications (nsaids) helps; can also try topical creams. Talk to your doctor if its been more than a few days and not getting better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much does it take torecover a trigger finger pain after taking a cortisone shot?Pls illustrate where exactly the injection must be taken
Very quick: I have had trigger finger injections. They do hurt a little. I use a cold spray on the skin to numb that area prior to doing the injection. The injection includes local anesthetic as well. Shot hurts less that the trigger finger locking up. Shot goes in the flexion crease where the finger meets the hand. Good luck. You can do it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Steroid Injection: Trigger finger can be very painful especially in the morning. The finger stiffens up overnight. If splinting is not helpful, then a cortisone injection into the finger can provide great relief. Have her see a hand surgeon to get it checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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