Fibromyalgia Action UK

trigger thumb

I have been having trigger thumb in both thumbs, but thank goodness the cortizone shot helped the left thumb, but the right thumb is still hurting badly. I have to go back to the orthopedic surgeon next week, and i am sure he will do outpatient surgery on it, as the cortizone shot did not help. I was wondering if trigger thumb was a form of RA or what. i know it hurts really bad.

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I am so genuinely sorry to read that you are suffering in this way, and I sincerely hope that you can find some resolution and relief to this issue. I have pasted for you below a link and an excerpt from the NHS Choices cache on Trigger Finger.

Excerpt From NHS Choices Cache

Trigger finger is a condition that affects the tendons in the hand. When the affected finger or thumb is bent towards the palm, the tendon gets stuck and the finger clicks or locks.

It's also known as stenosing tenosynovitis or stenosing tenovaginosis.

Trigger finger can affect one or more fingers. The symptoms can include pain, stiffness, clicking and a small lump in the palm at the base of the affected finger or thumb (known as a nodule).

Link To NHS Choices Cache

I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck.

All my hopes and dreams for you



Thank you. Yes it is very painful. I will definitely check out the link.

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