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What can I do about trigger fingers?

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Dr. Eon Shin
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Cortisone injection

Trigger finger represents inflammation of the tendon within its sheath.
Pain and "locking" of the finger are common symptoms. While splinting is occasionally beneficial, cortisone injections can cure the problem outright approximately 60% of the time. Surgical intervention may be needed in cases of failed injections.

In brief: Cortisone injection

Trigger finger represents inflammation of the tendon within its sheath.
Pain and "locking" of the finger are common symptoms. While splinting is occasionally beneficial, cortisone injections can cure the problem outright approximately 60% of the time. Surgical intervention may be needed in cases of failed injections.
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Reast & NSAIDS

Trigger finger is an inflammation of the tendons in the finger that eventually cause it to lock up.
The initial treatment is resting the finger and taking an anti-inflammatory like advil (ibuprofen). Occasionally it may require a steroid injection or minor surgical procedure.

In brief: Reast & NSAIDS

Trigger finger is an inflammation of the tendons in the finger that eventually cause it to lock up.
The initial treatment is resting the finger and taking an anti-inflammatory like advil (ibuprofen). Occasionally it may require a steroid injection or minor surgical procedure.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Injections/Surgery

About 80-90% of trigger fingers will resolve in a 2-3 month period, with 1-2 injections of steroid and conservative treatment.
Patients with diabetes and thumbs stuck in extension don't respond as well to non-operative treatment. Surgery is the definitive treatment for this problem and has excellent results. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for further evaluation and treatment.

In brief: Injections/Surgery

About 80-90% of trigger fingers will resolve in a 2-3 month period, with 1-2 injections of steroid and conservative treatment.
Patients with diabetes and thumbs stuck in extension don't respond as well to non-operative treatment. Surgery is the definitive treatment for this problem and has excellent results. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for further evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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