Question:I've got a mild problem with a trigger finger. Do they make any kind of splint for this? I tried the little finger splints from the drug store. That didn't work at all.
Splinting has been reported successful with mild cases of trigger finger. A custom-made splint is advised. It will hold the joint at the knuckle in a slight bent position. The rest of the finger is left free. Usually an occupational therapist can help you get the right splint.
You'll have to wear the splint 24/7 for at least six weeks. For mild cases involving only one finger, splinting is a good way to go. If that doesn't work you can always try a steroid injection or two. If all else fails, a simple surgery can be done to release the pulley mechanism of the tendon.Mark Ryzewicz, MD, and Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, MD. Trigger Digits: Principles, Management, and Complications. In The Journal of Hand Surgery. January 2006. Vol. 31A. No. 1. Pp. 135-146.
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