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2/21/12 10:23 P

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I have different fingers that will "stick" from time to time. So far, not a big problem - mainly happens when I doing a repetitive type movement or writing with a pen or pencil for more than just a few minutes. I have rheumatoid and hope this doesn't get worse. I am a teacher and must use my computer a lot as well as other paper and pen activities.

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12/7/11 8:00 P

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My MIL had surgery for trigger finger when she was up in years. She never had a problem with that finger again. I'd suggest going for it.

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12/7/11 11:00 A

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I had a trigger thumb and it was okay for a while and the pain increased everytime I had to get it back in place. Once this happened I told my DR and he refered me to an Ortho Surgeon. They did surgery and that was about 4 years ago. I have no more pain from that (still have the arthritis pain and stiffness). The surgery did not take very long and PT ws not ordered as I talked the DR into let me do it myself so he gave me the goal that I needed to meet and I did it. IF I had not then PT would have been ordered. I have never regretted and would do it again if needed. Hope this helps.

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12/7/11 10:42 A

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You are doing one important thing now: keep moving those joints within reason of course. I don't think there is much else you can do.

If trigger finger gets beyond annoying, the "cure" is surgery to deal with the tendon. Not sure if the cure is worse or not. Depends on the level of pain and that is a very individual decision.

Good luck

12/7/11 10:33 A

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Trigger finger is caused my a shortening of a tendon . You can have the tendon fixed with surg. I'm not sure about PT. Be sure to mention it to you Dr. then next time you go or call and make an appt just for that.

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12/7/11 10:21 A

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I think that's what it's called. My middle finger on my right hand 'sticks' in the bent position....and I have to release it with my other hand. It's been doing that for years....and until now, it's been a minor annoyance.
Lately, tho', it's been 'sticking' harder and I have some pain associated with it. If I make a fist, I simply cannot straighten that finger without help.

Is this something that had to do with osteo=arthritis?? My hands are riddled with it and are extremely painful. I use them a lot; I make jewelry, I do hand exercises, I type a lot........

I don't know what to do with a trigger finger...and I keep forgetting to mention it to my doctor.

Can any onre enlighten me on this condition? Will it get worse? What's the treatment/cure?

My body is riddled with EVERY pain causing malady you can think of.....causing chronic, and acute pain I'm being treated for the pain, but not for the underlying conditions. There are just too many!!!

Any info/advice would be gratefully accepted. Many thanks.

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