Once your doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a physical examination, in which you will be asked to perform specific movements with the affected fingers to see the magnitude of the pain, the inflammation, and the degree of blockage.
The treatment plan will depend on the severity of the symptoms and whether there is an underlying disease that may be causing trigger finger, but anti-inflammatories and pain killers are usually prescribed.
They will recommend rest and that you avoid making repetitive movements or performing prolonged grips, they will prepare a personalized stretching program, and you will need to use a night splint that keeps your fingers stretched while you sleep.
If the symptoms are very intense or that conservative treatment does not yield good results, there are other options such as:
- Steroids injected directly into the tendon.
- Percutaneous release via ultrasound-guided needle insertion.
- Surgical procedure to release the part of the injured tendon through a precise cut.
At the Orthopedics and Traumatology Center, we seek to improve the lives of patients restricted or immobilized by musculoskeletal disorders or injuries. We specialize in the care of the locomotor system by integrating the latest medical, biological, and technological advances, in strict adherence to the highest international standards of patient care.