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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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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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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