battye one wrote:
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???
They are still advertising it on TV still.
Yes I had trigger finger it was my ring finger on the right hand. I had surgery and it now works great. You would never know I had if it wasn't for the tiny scar in the palm of my hand. Yes if it happened again I would not hesitate to have surgery again.
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.
Could you send me a PM telling where you got the magnetic bracelet from and the manufacturer. Thanx
Yes - I had that problem. Anything you do for it is only temporary. Surgery is wonderful, and it has not come back.
My husband has 'trigger finger' on both hands. His got so bad the Dr. gave him a cortisone shot in each. If that doesn't work, Dr. said surgery...hmmm...Apparently, trigger finger results when the tendon sheath (the tendon covering) gets inflamed to the point that the tendon can't function smoothly or properly....so I would guess that anything that reduces inflammation should help. Good luck!
hubby and I wear the bracelets too. I don't wear mine all the time like he does. I also wear braces on both of my hands at night for the arthritis in them. The braces help to stabilize my hands/wrists while I sleep and I've noticed much less pain during the day wen I'm using my hands/fingers. I also rub some muscle pain cream on them throughout the day. (just use the generic stuff and it works just as well as the expensive ones do)
I swear by my magnetic bracelet, too. I'll have to check out Wallie World and see if I can find more. Mine is black beads and some turquoise beads and of course looks strange when I'm wearing browns and the earrings that go with those things. I wear it anyway because it makes such a difference!
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 :)
I ditto this msg. Surgery is the way to go. If left untreated more complications can occur
I have experienced trigger finger also. The first time, I had a cortisone shot because I had allowed the condition to reach a point where I could not straighten my thumb. Now I use deep, deep massage in the joint. Trigger finger is a tightening of the bands in your fingers that allow them to retract and expand, by using deep massage, you force the tissue to relax. Good luck!
My husband had a trigger finger. It took a 10 minute surgery to correct and no problem since
Dingo, If you really have trigger finger (dupuytren's contracture), which generally affects the ring finger and pinky of older men of northern European decent, there is a new way of curing it. I had my dupuytren's contracture cured at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. The orthopedic surgeon injected Xiaflex (Ausilim Pharamaceuticals, Inc.) into the dupuytren's contracture and told me to hold my hand above my heart for 24 hours. The next day he froze the area and "popped" the cord. It was loud enough to hear in the room. There was no physical theropy needed, and I drove most of the way back home to northern Illinois. There was little pain and there were no post treatment problems. I suggest you visit the internet and read about dupuytren's contracture. Perhaps your trigger finger is something else caused by arthritis.
Those lycra half gloves (usually available in your LYS) work well too!
Abuela Oreo wrote:
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That sounds like a great tip. I, too, don't want surgery and I am wary of taking anything internally.
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My doctor said tigger finger is caused from inflammation, causing the cord to swell and doesn't allow it to go thru the sleeve that is at the base of each finger. This cream is for inflammation, and it is helping a great deal. Ihave almost completly quit taking tylenol and advil to stop the pain. I was living on them before starting this. Hope it helps.
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.
I've been wearing copper rings and bracelets for years; they really seem to help my arthritis. Cooper does not cost much and I've found some interesting styles over the years. I've given copper bracelets from my stash to many people over the years and some report relief. My SIL now buys copper rings and bracelets for both of us when she travels.
I bought some copper wire at a hardware store and crocheted some bracelets and necklaces which also work for some people. If the copper does not turn the skin green, it does not seem to help.