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What is myofasial release? How is it used for trigger finger, if at all?

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Nicole Bressler
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: OMT Technique

Myofascial release is an osteopathic manipulative treatment used by dos to relieve strain/restriction in muscle & its surrounding tissue (fascia).
Strain keeps the tissue "stuck" in 1 position, making it harder to move in that position. Different ways to do it. It is often done by moving the tissue the way it wants to go, which in turn frees up the strain. Can be used to treat most restrictions.

In brief: OMT Technique

Myofascial release is an osteopathic manipulative treatment used by dos to relieve strain/restriction in muscle & its surrounding tissue (fascia).
Strain keeps the tissue "stuck" in 1 position, making it harder to move in that position. Different ways to do it. It is often done by moving the tissue the way it wants to go, which in turn frees up the strain. Can be used to treat most restrictions.
Nicole Bressler
Nicole Bressler
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Other treatment options beside OMT is oral antiinflammatory to decrease swelling on the joint, wear a splint or change activity that brought on the swelling, steroid injection into the area around the tendon and pulley to decrease swelling and last but not least, surgery. Good luck.
Holly Barth
General Practice

In brief: Hands-on technique

Myofascial release is a technique used more often by osteopathic physicians.
It is a hands-on approach to help relax the tissues in the body. For trigger finger, you'd have to find a physician who practices this technique and see what they could try. There is no guarantee it would work, but it is a technique that can be employed to almost any area of the body and won't cause damage if attempted.

In brief: Hands-on technique

Myofascial release is a technique used more often by osteopathic physicians.
It is a hands-on approach to help relax the tissues in the body. For trigger finger, you'd have to find a physician who practices this technique and see what they could try. There is no guarantee it would work, but it is a technique that can be employed to almost any area of the body and won't cause damage if attempted.
Holly Barth
Holly Barth
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