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Old 04-17-2006, 09:50 AM   #1
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Question Swollen Hand And Trigger Finger

66 today and here comes old age. i have had a trigger finger on my right hand for months now and now my hand swells in the evening, gets hard to bend and use and by noon the next day, the swelling goes down. this repeats itself every day. my neighbor introduced me to aspircream and it seems to reduce some of the tightness if i put it on before bedtime. i take mobic for an degenerative arturitis in my neck, it helps some. a doctor casually said, it sounds like tunnel syndrom. anyone out there have anything like this that has been diagnosed?

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Old 04-24-2006, 09:09 PM   #2
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Re: Swollen Hand And Trigger Finger

I have trigger finger on both hands (ring fingers). Diagnosed by hand surgeon and an orthopedic. I am surgery for the right hand on May 11 and recently had a cortizone shot in the left hand (now it feels normal, but had it done before and it only last for a few months). I will have surgery for the left in the fall time.

With trigger finger my finger will actually get stuck in the bent position. It is painful and very very annoying. it is late at night now and yes, my hands do feel swollen and I feel like I can't make a tight fist. I sleep with a splint on my right ring finger.

Old 04-27-2006, 02:44 PM   #3
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Re: Swollen Hand And Trigger Finger

I had trigger finger 3 years again and it was extremely painful. Had one shot of cortisone--the pain went away in 10 minutes and has not returned. I wouldn't take cortisone for a large joint such as my shoulder, but the one shot really worked for my finger.

Old 05-01-2006, 05:47 PM   #4
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Re: Swollen Hand And Trigger Finger

I also had a trigger finger on my right hand. After 2 injections, surgery was recommended by a hand specialist. He cut the tendon to my middle finger. It is now a little stiff but I can make a fist. This was 3 years ago. Now my left hand has a trigger finger on the same finger. It was injected with some favorable results but the pain is now back . I think after I see the specialist he will suggest having this one surgically repaired. The only things that seems to help is to lay off the salt as it seems to increase the pain and swelling. The hand physician said that these could be caused by an injury. With the first one I did have an injury which I can directly relate to the trigger finger but I don't have a clue as to why I have the one on my left hand.

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Old 06-13-2006, 03:10 PM   #5
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Re: Swollen Hand And Trigger Finger

Give this old fashioned remedy a try.

It helped someone who was visiting their doctor every few days
to fix their thumb and all the medications he was recommending
did not help. The mans wife read about this Castor Oil treatment
and they gave it a try. The next morning his thumb was considerably
better and by the end of the week, completely better.

Buy a bottle of Castor Oil (cold pressed from a good health food store
is the best and contains no processing chemicals)

1...Pour a little into a cup and stand the cup in a small pot of water that
has just boiled, this will heat the oil. Use it as hot as can stand without
burning your self...

2...pour some of the oil onto cottonball or a piece of fabric
and wrap around your finger. can then put over it a piece of cling wrap and tape it closed or wear
a plastic clear glove like ladies get when they color their hair or a surgeons
glove you can buy these sort at Walgreen's.

4...If you have a small heating pad or hot water bottlethat helps to keep the
heat in the oil and to be absorbed keep it or for an hour or so, can even use
it while watching TV or such. But don't sleep with it on.

Many people do this just before bed and sleep with it on as that gives
you a long time in contact with the oil.

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