Re: Help with "stuck" finger and deep knuckle pain
About 10 years ago I was diagnosed with "trigger" finger by an orthopedic hand specialist who gave me a cortizone injection into the finger. It was very painful, but only lasted a matter of seconds. He also gave me a hand brace to wear at night which kept that finger out straight, then I'd remove the brace in the mornings. I started seeing relief within a week. Mine started with my ring finger, also, and about 2 months later it showed up in another finger on the other hand. That time the cortizone injection gave me no relief, so after several weeks we tried another injection which worked that time.
A year later I got another "trigger" finger, but the pain was never as bad as the first two times so I never went to the doctor. It was a nuisance to deal with, though, because it would curl up real tight, and I'd force it open (it would make a clicking sound). Like I said, it was painful, but just not as bad. I had saved my original brace, so I used that of nights, and I think that is what kept me from having to go get an injection. This time the finger cleared up on on its own. I have never had any more trouble with any of my fingers since then. That was 10 years ago. Don't know if this has been helpful or not, but if I should ever get another one, I would not hesitate to go for another injection.
Last edited by riveter; 08-05-2006 at 10:39 PM.