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How to treat trigger finger

How to Treat Trigger Finger

•   Trigger finger may right itself without treatment.   Especially in children. However, if not treated, affected finger/thumb may also become permanently bent, therefore it is advisable to apply some of the following tactics:

•   Try not to use affected thumb / finger(s).   Allows healing to take place;

•   Splinting - reduce movement by strapping affected finger/thumb to a stiff splint

•   Reduce inflammation - using short and long-term anti-inflammatory treatments

 Short-term anti-inflammatory treatments 

 Long-term anti-inflammatory treatments

-    Using Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy is particularly effective - apply field (E.g. using SOTA magnetic pulser) to painful / inflamed A1 pulley area in line with knuckles;

PEMF therapy

•    Massage A1 pulley on palm side of hand at base of affected finger or thumb

•    Accupuncture

 

If all else fails . . .

•    Corticosteroid injections - injected into affected tendon sheath; restores movement in days/weeks; effect may not be permanent, especially in those with underlying issues, such as rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.

•    Outpatient surgery on the affected sheath - to release tendon and allow it to move freely again. Recovery time usually takes 1-2 weeks.

-   One procedure involves making a small incision at base of finger to release constricted A1 pulley by cutting tendon sheath

-   A more recent, less-invasive method uses ultrasound and moves a strong needle and your finger around to break apart the constriction

Possible side effects in both methods - include damage to blood vessels and nerves, and a minor risk that tendon separates from bone, which can make it difficult to fully extend finger.

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Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT)

   Electrotherapy

       "The medical kit of the future"

The Body Electric

General electrotherapy health benefits.   Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:

Detoxification Wellness / Healthy aging Pain relief 
Relief from insomnia Immune system restoral Anti-Inflammatory
Maximizes cellular energy production Accelerated tissue /bone
/scar healing
Stress Reduction
Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation Increased blood oxygen
/ circulation
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There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:

Balances neurotransmitters Relieves pain Treats depression
Substance abuse withdrawal Relieves insomnia Relieve stress / anxiety
Anti-Inflammatory Fibromyalgia +++