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Trigger thumb: What helps?
Please know that the trigger finger is a result of the tendon and ligament getting caught with each other. I don’t know how anything other than surgery can fix it. It’s like tangled rubber bands.
The surgery is easy peasy. Recovery is minimal. I’ve had it done. You will feel so much better afterwards I promise.
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Well – I do generally hate self diagnoses, but after really pampering my thumb for a week, and doing all those cute (ball squeeze etc., rubber band expansion) exercises for a week, I needed to really do some stuff in the garden. Lo and behold, it did not make things worse. Actually, using my “clicking’ thumb got gradually better when I forgot about the clicking and pain, and just used it. So – home made assessment: garden variety arthritis. By bed time thumb is nimble, pain-free, and no swelling at all. Of course, there’s tomorrow………… So now I’m open for recommendations for good topical treatments for arthritis of the thumb (as in – quickly absorbing, bc thumb is near food prep, e.g..), and also maybe some experiences with CBD stuff? Voltaren, I’ve got. Also, assorted icy-hot type ointments. Not using so far, because I have no pain at rest.
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