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What can I do to elivate the pain of trigger finger?

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Dr. David Tuckman
Surgery - Hand Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Try an injection

You can try ice and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories.
In general the best treatment initially is an injection of cortisone, you have an approximately 70% chance of the trigger finger going away with injections alone. If the symptoms continue you can consider a procedure called a trigger finger release which will permanently resolve your symptoms.

In brief: Try an injection

You can try ice and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories.
In general the best treatment initially is an injection of cortisone, you have an approximately 70% chance of the trigger finger going away with injections alone. If the symptoms continue you can consider a procedure called a trigger finger release which will permanently resolve your symptoms.
Dr. David Tuckman
Dr. David Tuckman
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Go to urgent care

Lack of treatment could result in nerve, tendon, muscle or bone injury with permanent consequences such as pain, numbness, deformity, weakness, loss of function.
Don't delay.

In brief: Go to urgent care

Lack of treatment could result in nerve, tendon, muscle or bone injury with permanent consequences such as pain, numbness, deformity, weakness, loss of function.
Don't delay.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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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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