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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Had carpal tunnel surgery on hand. Developed trigger finger. Thumb sore, can barely bend it. Suggestion?

I had carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand about 5 months ago. Three weeks ago I developed trigger finger in my middle finger and about a week ago my thumb has become so sore I can barely bend it. It s at the knuckle of the thumb that feels like it s filled with something preventing me bending toward my palm without severe pain. So now my wrist is fine but I developed these two problems and it s getting progressively worse. What could this be and do you think the three are related or what? I am righthanded so this is really a problem for me. What do you suggest?
Thu, 19 Sep 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response

For trigger finger you can get one shot of steroid and if not relieved then surgical release under local anaesthesia can be done.
Do ice fomentation will help in reducing swelling .
Later on physiotherapy will help .

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