Trigger finger/thumb treatment
There are conservative ways to treat the condition, and a Redwood City urgent care physician can advise you on treatments. “The wearing of a splint or taking an oral anti-inflammatory medication may sometimes help. Treatment may also include changing activities to reduce swelling. An injection of steroid into the area around the tendon and pulley is often effective in relieving the trigger finger/thumb,” according to the ASSH article. “If non-surgical forms of treatment do not relieve the symptoms, surgery may be recommended.”
Surgery for trigger finger/thumb is an out-patient procedure that involves placing the patient under local anesthesia or light sedation, and making a small incision in the palm. Recovery from the procedure is usually quick—most patients can already move their fingers right after surgery.