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I have trigger fingers. What can I do for pain?

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Dr. Michael Raemisch
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cortisone shot

Get the cortisone and get relief!

In brief: Cortisone shot

Get the cortisone and get relief!
Dr. Michael Raemisch
Dr. Michael Raemisch
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Dr. Hill Hastings
50% chance it will help with one injection. Does not work as well in diabetic patients.
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Heat, anti-inflammat

Trigger fingers get worse the more swelling there is.
Try avoiding putting pressure at the base of the finger when gripping (use a padded glove if necessary). Also try soaking the hand in warm water several times a day. Anti-inflammatory medications also typically help. If the pain and/or triggering is not improving a cortisone injection may help.

In brief: Heat, anti-inflammat

Trigger fingers get worse the more swelling there is.
Try avoiding putting pressure at the base of the finger when gripping (use a padded glove if necessary). Also try soaking the hand in warm water several times a day. Anti-inflammatory medications also typically help. If the pain and/or triggering is not improving a cortisone injection may help.
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Thank
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