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!
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.
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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.
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