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What is the best cure for trigger finger, my thumb is stuck & painful?

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Dr. Michael Raemisch
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Cortisone

Try a cortisone shot.
If that doesn't work then you know you need the small surgery.

In brief: Cortisone

Try a cortisone shot.
If that doesn't work then you know you need the small surgery.
Dr. Michael Raemisch
Dr. Michael Raemisch
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Dr. Hill Hastings
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Trigger release

If your thumb is locked it will require "trigger release" which is done under local anesthesia through a small incision.
The procedure involves release of the first annular pulley of the thumb and is immediately corrective. For this you should see a hand surgeon. A steroid injecction can help but is less likely to do so when locking is present or the patient is diabetic.

In brief: Trigger release

If your thumb is locked it will require "trigger release" which is done under local anesthesia through a small incision.
The procedure involves release of the first annular pulley of the thumb and is immediately corrective. For this you should see a hand surgeon. A steroid injecction can help but is less likely to do so when locking is present or the patient is diabetic.
Dr. Hill Hastings
Dr. Hill Hastings
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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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