Treatment of Trigger Finger
Trigger finger is a condition that can be treated in a variety of ways, with conservative and surgical treatments being the two main options. Your doctor will decide which treatment is best for you based on the severity of the condition, how long you have been experiencing it, and other factors. Generally speaking, if the condition has been present for a long time and has become severe, surgical intervention may be the best option, as conservative treatments may not be as effective in this case.
Conservative treatment is designated as such because it does not include any surgical procedures. Its main purpose is to evade surgery, but oftentimes it is used as a temporary solution for those unable or not wanting to undergo surgery at the moment. In the case of trigger finger, it can bring satisfactory results without having to resort to surgery.
Conservative treatment includes:
1. Steroid injections
Steroid injections are one of the most well-known and commonly employed treatments for a variety of hand conditions. These corticosteroids are injected into the tendon sheath and may be administered over multiple sessions.
Injections of steroids are usually secure, but there may be certain issues that can arise such as contamination and tendon fragility. Steroids are powerful immunosuppressants and have to be injected in hygienic conditions. If your finger becomes tender or hot after the injection, bring it to the attention of your medical practitioner quickly.