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gd7405 #465914 03/29/12 11:12 AM
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Yes, there is a surgery for completely locked down finger/s - Dupuytren's : Dupuytren Society / Forum | dupuytren-online.info
www.dupuytren-online.info/
Non-profit info on Dupuytren's contracture and Ledderhose disease

Trigger finger, intermittent contracture they don't seem to bother with - that is, not in the UK nor in France. Don't think I'd go there for intermittent problem such as mine is. My carpal tunnel release has done nowt for me, just left adhesions and thickened rope of tendon (or summat) and painful to depress section on palm of my right hand. And still got numb top of thumb and index finger! Not letting em near me again.


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Thanks to everyone for all the information. I've got it splinted right now, but when I take it off to shower or whatever I try to keep it as straight as possible. If it does straighten out, it hurts like mad to get it back into position. Not sure if I mentioned in my initial post, but this is in my right thumb. My Rheumy had it nailed as soon as she saw it. She gave me a splint for it and prescribed a Medrol pack. I really hate taking that stuff. It puts me in a REALLY evil mood. Looking forward to what the hand surgeon has to say on the 10th.

Thanks all!


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Sounds like surgery should address the situation. Good for yr doctor. Could you take a different medication? One that does not make you feel so horribly 'evil'?


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Hi, I'm dredging up a fairly old thread here, but has anyone had a trigger finger (or thumb in my case) where it doesn't want to bend and clicks if you make it do so? I asked my hand therapist and she thought it was trigger finger, but usually with that the finger locks in a bent position and clicks when you straighten it? (Trust me to be different!)It's the same thumb that has quite a thickened base.


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Yes - not trigger finger, that sounds more like to arthritis in the base of the thumb, can be quite painful.

I have trigger finger : L.hand, middle finger, R.hand, intermittent middle finger. Arthritis in base of both hands but right hand worse than L.hand.

Have also now got a twisted ulna nerve that shoots pain down the right arm - driving me demented. Blasted nuisance. Sigh.


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Ouch Molly that sounds awful.

I have my 3 month rheumy appointment tomorrow so I'll try to remember to ask him about it.

It's not a "clonk" like my joints make when they're playing up, more like a thin "click" that my hand therapist said is what happens with trigger finger.

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'Trigger' is when th didget - finfer or thumb - locks doen, towards or across the plam of the hand. Rottn painful to unlock. I used to have to bash mine out flat !

As yours is not locked down, it might be arthritis at the base of the thumb - mine clicks. Add the problem to yr list for discussion with yr rheumy.

Here are some links for you to check out -
http://aolbroadband.search.aol.co.uk/aol...0in%20a%20thumb

And this one is quite good - check mout the side menue for additional info -

http://aolbroadband.search.aol.co.uk/aol/imageDetails?s_it=imageDetails&q=trigger+finger+in+a+thumb&img=http%3A%2F%2Fhandtoelbow.com%2Fimages%2Fphotos%2Frheumatoid-arthritis-synovi.jpg&s_chn=wm&v_t=aolbb-webmail3&host=http%3A%2F%2Fhandtoelbow.com%2Fsynovitis%2F&width=181&height=120&thumbUrl=http%3A%2F%2Ft3.gstatic.com%2Fimages%3Fq%3Dtbn%3AANd9GcRiVZSqLBobLMspvRsWXGjMkb2b-1UWVEnmkVt1zkbR5-ZAt8hmrZ10dlTc%3Ahandtoelbow.com%2Fimages%2Fphotos%2Frheumatoid-arthritis-synovi.jpg&b=image%3Fs_c%3DimageResultsBack%26v_t%3Daolbb-webmail3%26page%3D3%26q%3Dtrigger%2Bfinger%2Bin%2Ba%2Bthumb%26oreq%3D9029ce9bf98d4f418b42e341d09249ea%26oreq%3D09ee7586602f40c1a9435187b437dce9&imgHeight=200&imgWidth=300&imgTitle=of+trigger+finger%2Fthumb&imgSize=21898&hostName=handtoelbow.com

(what a loooooong link ~<:[

Take care -


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Hi again. Saw my rheumy today and my thumb obediently locked straight and clicked when I forced it to bend. He confirmed it was trigger finger (in my case thumb), that sometimes trigger fingers lock straight and sometimes they lock bent. He said he could do an injection in it, but thinks increasing my mtx from 15mg to 20mg per week should help. So we'll see.

I do also have arthritis at the base of the thumb, but it's usually the middle of my thumb that does the trigger thing.


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This trigger finger...would it have anything to do with that string of bank robberies in the midwest? Is this why you've been hiding out. We heard you aquired a Land Rover and a rather large new house!

Long time no see Glenn



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Hi Snowshoe, not sure if that was aimed at Molly or me, since she appears to live in France and I live in New Zealand? A successful bank robbery would come in handy just now, but knowing my luck the trigger finger would lock at the wrong time!


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