i have trigger finger, what is the best treatment?
splinting it& ice--3 weeks, not better and having pain
HiWell there are two ways of going about this- surgical and nonsurgical.
Over-the-counter pain medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDS) or acetaminophen can be used to relieve the pain.
Your doctor may choose to inject a corticosteroid — a powerful anti-inflammatory medication — into the tendon sheath. In some cases, this improves the problem only temporarily,and another injection is needed. If two injections fail to resolve the problem, surgery should be considered.
The goal of surgery is to widen the opening of the tunnel so that the tendon can slide through it more easily. This is usually done on an outpatient basis, meaning you will not need to stay overnight at the hospital.
Most people are given an injection of local anesthesia to numb the hand for the procedure.
The surgery is performed through a small incision in the palm or sometimes with the tip of a needle. The tendon sheath tunnel is cut. When it heals back together, the sheath is looser and the tendon has more room to move through it.
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What % of time do the steroid injections work as I've tried oc meds?Also, any down time with the surgery---would I be able to use computer/type immediately and the success rate for this is 100%, correct?please respond
Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek. The previous expert has opted outSteroid injections provide permanent relief less than 25% of the timeYou would likely be able to type 1 week after surgeryThe success rate for surgery approaches 95-100%