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Trigger Finger Injection

The fingers are used every day in any point of the day, in any effective synthesized. Any pain or discomfort can be directly recognizable. While typing, there is a partial pain or discomfort in your middle finger as you bend it and suddenly it locks and is unable to straighten out for a few moments in which it simply clicks back to normal. This can be a symptom of a disease called trigger finger that involves the finger to be locked in a bent position and in severe cases, other than an annoyance will also cause pain. Basically, the tendon is covered with a sheath that is surrounded by a lubricant producing structure. When that structure is swollen, it will not produce the lubricant causing the tendon to be unable to simply glide through the sheath. Trigger finger injection is a method used to relieve this type of condition. There are certain cases in which this is no longer effective, surgery may be required to remove the sheath that is constricting the tendon.

Trigger Finger Injection

The injection used is a type of corticosteroid that has anti-inflammatory properties. It is injected on the tendon where the finger constantly locks. After the injection, the patient is advised to frequently move and flick the finger in order to spread the corticosteroid. At first, this is documented to be painful, but the pain is said to last about 5 to 10 seconds and after that period, the corticosteroid’s anti-inflammatory properties will kick in. This is the most effective method in treating trigger finger, but there are also side effects documented with the injection. The corticosteroid will cause a slight elevation in blood glucose level, though not very important for some patients but might be vital with diabetic people. It may also lead in slight discoloration and patients might feel minor clicking of the finger, all of which are normal and are just side effects of the injection.

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