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What daily exercises do you suggest for trigger finger?

What daily exercises do you suggest for trigger finger?

Yes and No: Surgery is the truly option with the best success rate. Steroid injections help but are temporary, weaken the joint and tissue and bone, and become less effective over time. Discuss the best options, even occupational hand therapy, with your 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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For trigger finger present in thumb, can exercises help it if not doing surgery?

For trigger finger present in thumb, can exercises help it if not doing surgery?

No. Irritation: The irritation will make it worse. Saint it for rest or get a shot of cortisone. Surgery is if all else fails. ...Read more

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I was prescribed prednisone 40mg daily for trigger finger/tendinitis. Is it safe?

I was prescribed prednisone 40mg daily for trigger finger/tendinitis. Is it safe?

Not effective: I personally doubt that Prednisone has any value in a trigger finger and i would hesitate to use that high a dose for any period of time. A trigger finger usually will respond better to a local cortisone injection. Refractory cases need a simple surgical release. ...Read more

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Dr says have trigger finger & sacroiliitis. I'm on inflammation med and muscle relaxer. Exercise for back and ice for finger. Whats next step?

Dr says have trigger finger & sacroiliitis. I'm on inflammation med and muscle relaxer. Exercise for back and ice for finger. Whats next step?

Second opinion ?: 36yo female with chronic low back pain was told "sacroiliitis", which indicates inflammation, requires SPECT scan to diagnose & which is uncommon. More likely: sacroiliac joint hypermobility disorder & pain generated by injured ligaments, cause of 15-30% cases of chronic low back pain &, as med lit. reports, not detected by any imaging studies. See an Osteopath for proper differential diagnosis. ...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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Is there a connection between trigger finger(s) and raynaud's condition?

Is there a connection between trigger finger(s) and raynaud's condition?

Usually not: Trigger finger is a problem with finger tendons and how they work to move a finger. Raynaud's phenomenon is a problem with spasm of arteries in the fingers, blocking blood flow. They are not directly related, but people with raynaud's syndrome can have connective tissue disorders, so may also have trigger finger. Overuse injuries, such as in certain jobs, can cause trigger finger and/or raynaud's. ...Read more

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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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What else can I do for my trigger finger at home?

What else can I do for my trigger finger  at home?

Trigger finger: am respond to ice if it is painful and swollen in the palm. Midl heat if it is stiff and locking without swelling, massage of the palm, topical anitinflammatorires placed in the palm and gentle not forceful range of motion, How ever the clincal presentation or severity of trigger finger varies a lot i.e. they are not all the same. If one tries these and fails see a hand doctor ...Read more

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Can using my ipad cause trigger finger to be worse?

Can using my ipad cause trigger finger to be worse?

Probably not.: You could be holding your ipad in a funny way so i would not say never but highly doubtful. ...Read more