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Has anyone had a “trigger thumb“?  If so, what did you do to help with the pain?

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      Deanna Moon wrote Feb 9, 2009
    • A trigger thumb is sometimes alleviated by routine cortisone injections, and wearing a thumb splint to prevent flexion of the thumb, along with anti-inflammotory drugs like Aleve,Ibuprofen, and Tylenol.  If you’ve had this condition and your thumb is locked in position for long periods of time like 4-6 months, then conservative medical treatment may not work, and you may require surgery.  If you require surgery, it’s not a big deal, and done as an outpatient, but then it does take about 4-6 weeks before you can return to work.  I worked for a Plastic surgeon, who had a subspecialty in Hand surgery, so I remember a lot of people did well without having surgery.  60-70 percent of people don’t require surgery, so the odds are in your favor. You need to see a hand specialist, or Orthopedist. Don’t let them do surgery without trying corticosteroid injections, splints and medication first...Good Luck, keep me posted..
      Deanna




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Feb 9, 2009
    • Jomi, praying that your thumb will get better and in no time, you can do as the picture:




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      Deanna Moon wrote Feb 9, 2009
    • Thanks cmenmyvette, I try to be helpful when I can...happy




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      Jomi wrote Feb 9, 2009
    • Wow deanna...thanks. I hate cortisone injections..but I guess you have to do what you have to do! Thank you for the information!

      cd..you kill me!




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      Deanna Moon wrote Feb 9, 2009
    • Jomi,
      You are most welcome, I hope I helped a little and Good Luck, but get to a doctor pronto..left untreated it only gets worse...




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Feb 9, 2009
    • Jomi: Don’t die yet, let get some life insurance on you and name me as beneficiary first.....




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