hi please could some1 help me asap ive had the injections for trigger finger and on the 9th of april this year i had the operation ((worst mistake of my life))
now i have a swollen hand my fingers r swollen and im in alot of pain i get bad cramp in my fingers my partner has to massage my hand and help me with alot of things as my hand feels so weak i cant even write a line on a piece of paper without stopping for a break sometimes i cant move my fingers n i get pain from my hand upto my elbow
im just in agony
i have a gangallion cyst in my wrist which cant be removed due to it might come back
my hands swollen my fingers r tight
will i loose my hand compleatly either by amputation or loosing the use of it
please could someone advise me please
First, I understand your frustration. Before I found out what my first trigger finger was, I was fully prepared to request amputation because it was making my entire hand useless. I've had 3 surgeries over the past 2 years, freeing 4 fingers and removing a ganglion cyst from one.
Did your surgeon send you to physical therapy? You need to keep moving your hands and fingers, despite the pain. Scar tissue (adhesions) starts to form a couple of months out from the surgery. That's probably why your hands feel so much worse now. The more you move your fingers -- despite how painful it is -- the better off you will be. If you don't work your hands now, within 6 months of your surgery you may not be able to move them at all.
I hope your doctor didn't let you think the surgery would make life pefect again. It can improve your situation, but it's isn't going to restore you to the hands of a 20-year-old. Like you, I had special difficulty about 2-3 months after my surgeries. But keep moving and life will get better.
Having had only one surgery on one finger, my left hand is nearly normal, with just some stiffness in that finger. My right hand, after 2 surgeries to free 3 fingers, the most recent being this past January, isn't perfect. It's stiff -- but before the surgery it was both stiff and painful, unable to do anything and infuriating with the way my fingers randomly locked. The finger that had the ganglion cyst required extensive cutting -- I struggle with it every day because it hasn't healed as well as the others. But I have a working hand that can accomplish much -- something I didn't have a few years ago.
I remember how terrible my mother's hands were. She lost the use of her right hand before she was 70, because she was told there was no way to fix them. Eventually her fingers became permanently triggered, on both hands.
Go back to your doctor and talk about what's happening. Request a physical therapy session if she/he didn't already send you -- or request another, if the doctor sent you previously. Keep the faith. Keep moving, and it will get better, I swear.
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