Thanks very much in advance.
Wow...I am having surgery on one on Wednesday along with carpal tunnel. I would be interested as well...
My orthopedic surgeon recommended immobilization. I've been given shots for mine. When it started coming back I wore the brace over night every night until it went away again...
Yeah, the shots stop working - and they raise your bs as well LDL.
Interesting, Yuste. It would be great if a brace could do the trick, especially if I don't have to wear it during the day. What kind of brace did you use?
The Dr gave me a super heavy duty one. I originally had to wear it all the time. This time I felt the trigger thumb coming on and just started wearing it to bed. It cleared up on its own after 3 weeks. Maybe I am just lucky?
That sounds like something I have to try. The trigger thumb is just starting so maybe I can act it in time.
Good luck! I hated having it. The less movement the better.
I've had 3 trigger finger releases done (after cortisone injection failed to help) and asked the surgeon a similar question. This was years ago but he said if I find out, please let him know. :(
Oh no...I hope this works for me.
You can't avoid it but I've had surgery 5 times now. I won't ever get a cortisone shot again after the very first time. Very painful and doesn't fix the problem. My first surgery was about 15 years ago and I have no issues since with any of the ones I have had fixed.
Talk about painful - they gave me a cortisone shot in my thumb joint - and it hurt so bad I thought I saw stars!
Burdman agree - I have Keinbocks disease in my wrist. The bone is dying and collapsing and when the Dr said they could give me one for pain I looked at him and said nope. I would rather take the pain. Lol
Believe me - I am not going down that road again!
Im with you. Ive had the shots and it didnt help. I had the surgery and it was so worth it. Id choose surgery over the shot, any day!
yep! As soon as it starts to happen (again) I have 5 more fingers that I'm sure another will come up at some point.... my Dr knows it's surgery only.
I have had trigger finger surgery on my thumb AND carpal tunnel surgery on both hands!
Oh, that carpal tunnel is no joke! Hate it!
Wow, I'm really interested to hear what kind of braces you use and also what kind of stretches? I'll let you know if I find something that fixes it without surgery, but until then stretches sound like a good option.
I have carpal tunnel and trigger finger happens occasionally. I think maybe it has gotten less over the summer... not sure if it's because of the weather, my activity level or the fact that I've brought my a1c down a bit 7.3-->6.5
I've had 7 trigger releases. Cortisone is too hard on me as a diabetic - it messes my sugars up for weeks.
I've had two released by an orthopedic surgeon. One is totally fixed and the other aches on and off. The best prevention is optimal sugar control.
Thanks so much for all your useful answers! I had one trigger finger treated with a cortisone injection. It totally fixed it and the pain wasn't too bad. However, I've only recently learned that diabetics should avoid the cortisone shots because it messes with bg control, so maybe I'll try to avoid that this time. I'm glad to hear that many of you are happy with surgery. Nice to know that that's an option that most likely fixes the problem (at least on that specific finger). And yes, absolutely the best prevention is keeping blood glucose levels down.