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How do I deal with trigger finger and still play the guitar?

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Dr. Todd Guyette
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Several options...

Trigger finger occurs when the flexor tendon to the digit swells and then binds up at its entrance into the finger. Management is focused on getting the inflammation under control.
..Ice, antiinflammatories, and activity modification. Failing these simple interventions steroid injections, and occasionally surgery, are very effective.

In brief: Several options...

Trigger finger occurs when the flexor tendon to the digit swells and then binds up at its entrance into the finger. Management is focused on getting the inflammation under control.
..Ice, antiinflammatories, and activity modification. Failing these simple interventions steroid injections, and occasionally surgery, are very effective.
Dr. Todd Guyette
Dr. Todd Guyette
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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Tough

A trigger finger is an inflammation of one of the finger flexor tendons that can get locked keeping your finger bent or causing it to snap.
You can try anti-inflammatory medications but that is rarely effective. A steroid shot can help in about 50% of the cases. Ultimately a small surgery which releases the pulley that traps the tendon resolves the problem.

In brief: Tough

A trigger finger is an inflammation of one of the finger flexor tendons that can get locked keeping your finger bent or causing it to snap.
You can try anti-inflammatory medications but that is rarely effective. A steroid shot can help in about 50% of the cases. Ultimately a small surgery which releases the pulley that traps the tendon resolves the problem.
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
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