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How is trigger finger treated?

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The first step is to rest the finger or thumb. Your doctor may put a splint on the hand to keep the joint from moving. If symptoms continue, your doctor may prescribe drugs that fight inflammation, such as ibuprofen or naproxen. Your doctor may also recommend an injection of a steroid into the tendon sheath. If the trigger finger does not get better, your doctor may recommend surgery.

From: Trigger Finger WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Mayo Clinic: “Trigger finger: Diagnosis & treatment,” “Trigger finger: Symptoms & causes.”

OrthoInfo: “Trigger Finger.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on March 21, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Mayo Clinic: “Trigger finger: Diagnosis & treatment,” “Trigger finger: Symptoms & causes.”

OrthoInfo: “Trigger Finger.”

Reviewed by David Zelman on March 21, 2018

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