What to expect after a trigger finger surgery?

Do you have trigger finger? Are you looking for an effective way to address it for good? If yes, you are not alone. You see, there are thousands of people in Singapore who are suffering from this condition and looking for ways to address it. According to a study that was conducted not too long ago, about 2% of the people on the planet suffer from trigger finger.

Since trigger fingers is a popular condition, a lot of research has been done over the years to discover the best way to treat it. Presently, there are two different paths you can take to address it. The first one is surgical, the other is non-surgical. 

Of course, you have the freedom to opt for anyone, but if your case is serious or it has deteriorated over the years, then it is wise you opt for a trigger finger surgical treatment procedure, as it is effective.

The following article by Claire Sissons shed light on everything you need to know about trigger finger surgery.

Trigger finger surgery: What to expect

Trigger finger can leave the finger or thumb stuck in a crooked position. It causes pain and stiffness, and makes it hard to move the affected digit. If other treatments are not successful or the condition is severe, surgery is usually successful in restoring full movement. Read more here.

You likely now know the various types of trigger finger surgery and what to expect after the procedure. Granted, the procedure is straight forward and can be done in 20 minutes, but there is a risk of complications like infection and nerve damage. To reduce the odds of them occurring, there are some important things you must do.

The following article by Webmd shed light on some important thing you need to know about the causes and treatment of trigger finger.

Trigger Finger

Trigger finger is a painful condition that causes your fingers or thumb to catch or lock when you bend them. It can affect any finger, or more than one. When it affects your thumb, it’s called trigger thumb. Read more here.

You likely now know that trigger finger is more common in women than men and is associated with health conditions like gout, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. You also now know some steps to take after a trigger finger surgery to speed up your recovery. But do you know that there are non-surgical treatment options for trigger finger?

The following article by Wikipedia unveils some non-surgical ways to treat trigger finger.

Trigger finger

Trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, is a disorder characterized by catching or locking of the involved finger. Pain may occur in the palm of the hand or knuckles. The name is due to the popping sound made by the affected finger when moved. Read more here.

You surely now know some non-surgical treatment options for trigger finger like splints, NSAIDs, steroid injections, and Rest. If the symptoms of the condition don’t decline after trying out any of the above options, then you should consult your doctor. He is likely going to suggest you signup for a trigger finger surgical procedure.

Final note

 Surgery is undoubtedly the best treatment option for trigger finger, as it is quick (can be done in 20minutes), and is very effective.

However, there is a chance that complications like infection, nerve damage, incomplete release, stiffness, intense pain, and so on may occur from the procedure.

To avoid them, you must follow the instructions of your doctor to the letter. Also, you should learn as much as you can about it. Of course, doing this may not be easy, but it will go a long way in helping you recover quicker.