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Jul 30, 2011 15:12:13   #
dingo
 
Don't like to complain but I have had this trigger finger on my right hand for the last 6 months. I could live with it but it interferes with my knitting. Anyone had a similar problem?
 
Jul 30, 2011 15:32:39   #
deemail (a regular here)
 
i think i know what you mean... kind of a localized arthritis symptom? i use Capacin (cap.say.sin)... an over the counter cream used for these types of things and made from chili peppers.... you rub it on and the warmth just spreads wonderfully.....
Jul 30, 2011 15:35:39   #
Kaykatey
 
My mom had the same issue a few years back. Started wearing a magnetic bracelet and after a month or so it was gone and has not had any problems since. I myself have issues with wrist and arm pain from a combination of knitting, crocheting, & computer work. I own several of the magnetic bracelets and swear buy them. They are not that expensive and Walmart has a few that look like regular loose chain bracelets.


Kay
Jul 30, 2011 16:42:20   #
dingo
 
Thanks, I may try that. I was just hoping it would disappear.
Jul 30, 2011 16:43:09   #
dingo
 
I have seen that at the local stores. May try it.
Jul 30, 2011 17:27:14   #
michelle53
 
Yes, I have it too. The best thing I have found is a cortisone shot in the joint. It sounds awful but gives great results. The Dr also said to take anti inflamatory medicine. He gave me celebrex which is wonderful but until you can see your Dr you might try Advil. Good luck I hope you can find some relief.
 
Jul 30, 2011 21:26:57   #
Abuela Oreo
 
I have been battling it for some time, Dr. wanted to operate, I said no way. I have found a cream made by Biomax labs in Calif. PENETRX. it takes pain from hands within 10 minutes after applying and the trigger finger is gone for the most part. It has come back a couple of times in mornings up on waking, but if I remember to rub it in at night hands are not swollen and fingers not locked.

The best part is I can rub it in when hands hurt so bad I can't knit and within short minutes I'm back knitting.

If you are interested go to Penetrex.com or call 1-800 541 3550. A friend told me about it have only been using it a month and I swear by it. With shipping it cost me $23.80 and have used less than 1/4 of the jar so far.

Irene
Jul 30, 2011 22:05:24   #
funthreads623
 
please watch the Celebrex; it sure does a number on the stomach and liver.....I know
the rub on creams are best, even if you have to use it several times per day...
Jul 31, 2011 05:19:04   #
battye one
 
you mentioned celebrex isnt that banned??? they were taken to court i believe due to possible side effects. some serious too. anybody know more on this one???
Jul 31, 2011 05:27:52   #
dollyoved
 
I have had trigger fingers recently and have had them operated on. The operation isn't bad and the triggers do no come back. Recently I have a swollen index finger on my right hand which luckily does not interfere with my knitting or computer use. The surgeon refuses to operate and I just recently went to a hand therapist. It is only 2 weeks and I am hoping for improvement.
Dolly :roll:
Jul 31, 2011 05:49:00   #
Tari
 
I was a nurse, so please be careful about taking antiinflammatory medications as they can cause damage to your liver if taken in too large of quantities or for long periods of time. Take these only under supervision of a doctor. Celebrex is back on the market by the way. I had outpatient surgery on my trigger finger & it does not give me any trouble at all. It wasn't painful to have done & it healed very fast, plus it is the only permanent solution I am aware of. Tari :)
 
Jul 31, 2011 05:55:10   #
jinx (a regular here)
 
I have told many people how much wearing a magnetic bracelet helped relieve the pain in my wrist and thumb. I found that I have to get bracelets with good magnets in. No one believes me. I use to get cortisone shots 3 or 4 times a year to relieve the pain. I started wearing the bracelet daily five years ago and have not needed anything for pain since that time.
Jul 31, 2011 06:00:48   #
diziescott
 
I had trigger thumb once for a while. It was quite painful and difficult to deal with, but after I had a cortisone shot directly in the joint it cleared up quickly and hasn't been back since. Good luck!
Jul 31, 2011 06:19:59   #
tenaj
 
I have it also Never knew it had a name. I made a makeshift splint out of bandages. I use it when I knit.

Now I can go to the doctor and explain what it is.

THANKS SO MUCH!!!!
Jul 31, 2011 06:35:18   #
Janie136
 
I had a trigger thumb that snapped and was painful. I was greatful for the surgery on it that was done under local anesthesia. Recover was a breeze and I have had no problem in years.
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