Re: Anyone dealt with trigger finger?
I've had trigger fingers several times and have since had 3 fingers operated on (two thumbs and a ring finger.)
The usual first course of treatment is a steroid injection. My first injection was on my left thumb, it fixed the problem and it didn't recur for about 7 years. When it recurred, I had another steroid injection, but it didn't last and, since I was having CT surgery anyway, my doc released the trigger thumb at the same time. Had the same thing on the other hand. Then, 2 years later, had the ring finger done.
Steroid injections work really well for some people, and the trigger finger doesn't recur for quite a while. But you can only have a certain amount of steroid injections into the same joint without damaging the joint, so if you don't get a long time of relief, might as well just go ahead and have the release surgery.
By the way, Whacked Back...am I remembering correctly that you are diabetic? Seems us diabetics are at much higher risk than the rest of the population for these types of problems, and we typically get more recurrence and less relief from the steroid injections as time goes on.
By the way...trigger finger release healing is even faster than CT healing.