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Old 01-14-2012, 05:15 PM
 
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My thumb is swollen and the Doc says I have a trigger joint. Anyone else ever had this? I got a thumb immobilizer from Walgreen's and have ice on it. She gave me a creme called: Voltaren gel. If I am not better on Monday, I need to give her a call. I hope I don't need to see the hand Doc cause he will need to inject it, she told me. Every time I try to bend my thumb, it is difficult and it pops, but now can't bend it now. put my 3rd dose of creme on it. what causes this?
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:22 PM
 
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I had 3 fingers injected, maybe 4 yrs ago for the last one. No pain/problems since then.

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Old 01-15-2012, 08:16 AM
 
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Get the injection, splints and Voltaren gel are unlikely to help the problem.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:56 AM
 
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Get the injection, splints and Voltaren gel are unlikely to help the problem.

Honestly, it is better today. I am typing without pain and doing other things. I haven't put the gel on yet today either.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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Today I called the Doc about my pain and etc on my thumb yesterday. She called me in a steroid pack. Some guy at the gym tonight told me to consult the physically therapy department before taking it. I don't know why he said that. Maybe some exercise will help it, I think he said. I only put the gel on once today and used the hand brace. Yesterday, I didn't use the hand brace. I am not in pain now typing, tho I am keeping my thumb straight. Then again, it can't move too well. Should I take the steroid since I'm okay now~?
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:04 PM
 
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I recently went back to the Doc for my thumb. She can't do anymore for me, but did give me an anti-inflammatory medication. I'm going to a specialist in another week or so. I was in such pain today to the point of tear. It is very swollen now.
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:31 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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I'm assuming you are talking Dupuytren's contracture? Doctors do inject with collagenase now - very expensive, not always curative, and there's a chance of possible tendon rupture. Surgery is the standard treatment, but about half of the cases of DC recur within a few years (I work for hand surgeons). You can potentially lose the use of your finger with this, so take care and follow up on it. Are you diabetic, by chance?
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:53 AM
 
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I'm assuming you are talking Dupuytren's contracture? Doctors do inject with collagenase now - very expensive, not always curative, and there's a chance of possible tendon rupture. Surgery is the standard treatment, but about half of the cases of DC recur within a few years (I work for hand surgeons). You can potentially lose the use of your finger with this, so take care and follow up on it. Are you diabetic, by chance?
No, you misunderstood. I have a trigger figure.
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:15 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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Ah, the actual tendon sheath and not the connective tissue? ST? Sorry - my bad!
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:02 AM
 
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It has been 4 months since I had an injection, which helped. Now for nearly a week I am waking with a swollen thumb. This am it got stuck in the bent position. I scheduled an appointment with a different Doctor, who is my friend. The other Doctor wanted to do surgery and every other word was "surgery". When I saw my friend, he told me "all I need is an injection and why didn't I come to him in the first place." I dread the shot, but it did work last time.
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