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cortisone injection didn't help.

I had cortisone shot in the base of thumb 10 days ago and I still have symptoms of trigger thumb.
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Hi again!

Well, currently there is no consensus regarding the next step if an initial steroid injection doesn’t work. However studies show that atleast two trials of corticosteroid injections before resorting to a surgery are more cost effective and helpful in avoiding unnecessary surgeries. Personally, I would opt for a second injection over surgery only if the first has been partially effective. You may like to discuss this with your doctor.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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Give the injection a little bit more time, but odds are, it isn't going to help.  Trigger finger/thumb surgery is very successful and fairly quick if that is something you are considering.  Best of luck!
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Hi there!

Corticosteroid injection may not be helpful in a small minority of cases of trigger finger. If the injection has been partially effective, a second steroid shot is usually tried before resorting to surgical means. I would suggest consulting your orthopedician for your symptoms and the appropriate next step in management.
Hope this helps.

Take care!
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Thanks again for your advice...the doc who give me a cortisone shot said that he is going to do surgery not next inctection...is it right?
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1711789_tn?1361311607
Hi again!

Well, currently there is no consensus regarding the next step if an initial steroid injection doesn’t work. However studies show that atleast two trials of corticosteroid injections before resorting to a surgery are more cost effective and helpful in avoiding unnecessary surgeries. Personally, I would opt for a second injection over surgery only if the first has been partially effective. You may like to discuss this with your doctor.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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