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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 best over-the-counter anti- inflammatory painkiller for gout?

What is the best over-the-counter anti- inflammatory painkiller for gout?

Motrin or Aleve (naproxen): It is recommended to not use ASPIRIN, because it can raise the levels of uric acid in the blood. Ask your health care provider if a NSAID would be appropriate treatment for your condition. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter anti inflammatory?

What is the best over-the-counter anti inflammatory?

Nsaids: There is really no best over the counter nsaid. Ibuprofen comes in many varieties such as motrin, advil, nuprin etc while Aleve (naproxen) is the otc variety of naprosyn. Aleve (naproxen) probably works a little faster but is more likely to irritate your stomach. There are prescription nsaids which are less likely to bother your stomach. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a " trigger thumb" or "trigger finger"?

What is the cause of a " trigger thumb" or "trigger finger"?

Flexor tendon : What usually occurs in this problem is that the flexor tendon gets caught in on of the pulleys in the palm of the hand if mild it can be relieved with ice, nsaids and possible cortisone shots if it persists, you might need to have a release of the pulley performed to alleviate the catching. ...Read more

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Is there a long term bad side effect of trigger thumb surgery?

Is there a long term bad side effect of trigger thumb surgery?

Trigger digits: Thumbs, fingers are typically repsonsive to corticosteroid injections. For those that are not or are associated with a more severe triggering or a fixed contracture or a tendon adherance or are just resistent to treatment and are uncomfortable, surgical release can work well. While any procedure can have a complication or side effect, in general the procedure works well. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on trigger thumb, and can it be cured without surgery or cortisone shots?

Can you give me more info on trigger thumb, and can it be cured without surgery or cortisone shots?

Prob. not: Nodular tenosynovitis of the a1 pulley of your flexor tendon of your thumb(fpl) , or 'trigger thumb' is very common and can be both painful and disabling .'locking' of the thumb @ the wrong time can be problematic as u know. U could try wearing a splint and taking a steroid "dose pak"but this is unlikely to resolve the problem... If it continues to lock and hurt consider a1 pulley release.Gl! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about child with trigger thumb?

Can you tell me about child with trigger thumb?

Treatment: Most resolve on there own in first 12 months of life. If not resolved by 24 months surgery is indicated and should be done prior to 36 months. No surgical treatment is indicated prior to 12 months. Problem is at the level of the a1 pulley at base of thumb with binding of tendon at that level preventing tendon excursion, and treatment is division of the pulley. ...Read more

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Has anyone out there done successful surgery for trigger thumb?

Has anyone out there done successful surgery for trigger thumb?

Yes: Trigger release surgery consists of simply opening the tendon sheath so the tendon no longer gets caught. It is almost always successful. ...Read more

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An operation tomorrow for my trigger thumb. Is success rate around 100%?

An operation tomorrow for my trigger thumb. Is success rate around 100%?

Yes: Trigger thumb release is a very reliable procedure with relatively low risks. Most commonly there may be residual stiffness but surgical complications are low. ...Read more

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Can Trigger Thumb be treated without medicine or surgery by exercising the thumb?

Can Trigger Thumb be treated without medicine or surgery by exercising the thumb?

Trigger: Due to the mechanism of this condition, wherein a tendon has abnormal thickening, it is rarely treatable with simple exercise. There is some benefit to custom splinting, but usually the condition requires injections or surgery for correction. ...Read more

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I am going for a trigger thumb operation shortly. How long will it be before i will be active again?

I am going for a trigger thumb operation shortly. How long will it be before i will be active again?

Quickly: Light dressing is applied with no splint to encourage range of motion. Use of the thumb assures a better result as tendon gliding is important to healing and avoiding adhesions. Sutures removed at 10-14 days but able to use thumb normally well before that. Maximum range of motion and edema reduction may take up to 4 -6 weeks. ...Read more

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Both wrist lock like trigger thumb. They both get stuck. What could this be? Look at utube locked wrist &thats my wrist

Both wrist lock like trigger thumb. They both get stuck. What could this be? Look at utube locked wrist &thats my wrist

Clicking and locking: In a wrist could be a ligament injury or tear, a looseness in the wrist causing a "clunk" when the wrist bones ar out of position and suddenly "catch up" and snap into place, a snapping tendon that is out of place and other things ( btw.. I looked up wrist lock on youtube and all i saw was defensive moves). ...Read more

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Does trigger thumb surgery work?

Does trigger thumb surgery work?

Yes: It is usually very successful. The long-term success rate following trigger finger/thumb surgery is about 98%. ...Read more

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Antiinflammatory (Definition)

Inflammation is a condition of swelling that may or may not be associated with pain. Anti-inflammatory are medications that block the cause of this condition. Medications include ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib. Steroids (cortisone) are ...Read more