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I had trigger thumb and carpal tunnel surgery on March 17, 2015. I still have numbness,tingling, tightness,sensitivity,is this normal ?

I had trigger thumb and carpal tunnel surgery on March 17, 2015. I still have numbness,tingling, tightness,sensitivity,is this normal ?

Yes: It takes time for the inflamed tissue to heal both from where the surgery was done and from around the nerve that was injured. Then it will take time for the nerve itself to heal. I just had this discussion with my hand surgeon. The nerve heals approximately 1-2 mm a day not counting the first month after surgery. Give it time. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Trigger Thumb (Definition)

-Otis of the thumb flexor. There is swelling that forms a problem for it 2 glide thu the confining pulley. Since the flexor is much stronger than the extensor, when U flex the thumb the swollen part is able 2 B pulled thru the pulley, but when U try 2 extend it feels locked, but then pops thru the pulley, & hence the name trigger thumb. U feel the snap ...Read more


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What is the best over-the-counter medication for trigger thumb?

What is the best over-the-counter medication for trigger thumb?

Anti-inflammatory: Trigger finger or thumb is an irritation of the tendon. Usually rest and an anti-inflammatory like advil or Aleve (naproxen) will help. If symptoms persist consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for trigger thumb?

What is the best treatment for trigger thumb?

Corticosteroid shot: As a first line, the best treatment is a corticosteroid injection. The long-term success rate for a single injection is 50-60%. ...Read more

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What is the cure for a trigger thumb?

What is the cure for a trigger thumb?

There are several.: In adults, trigger thumb or stenosing tenosynovitis can be treated with splinting, injections, and surgery. Any of these treatments could potentially be curative, although most patients i see require injections and some require surgery. ...Read more

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What is a trigger thumb operation like?

What is a trigger thumb operation like?

Limited: Surgery requires local anesthesia, a small 1-1.5 cm incision in the distal palm and takes aprox. 10-15 min to perform. No splint or cast is applied just a light soft dressing and motion of the finger is encouraged. Seems simple but be sure to seek out a qualified hand surgeon. ...Read more

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How do you heal trigger thumb without surgery?

How do you heal trigger thumb without surgery?

trigger thumb: Oral and topical nsaids as well as rest can sometimes be of benefit. Cortisone injections are also very popular and can be quite effective. ...Read more

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Should my child with a trigger thumb get surgery?

Should my child with a trigger thumb get surgery?

Yes: This sounds like a case of congenital trigger thumb, which usually resolves by age 2. If still present after age 2, surgical treatment is the only viable option. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for treatment. ...Read more

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