Trigger finger, or trigger thumb, is a type of stenosing tenosynovitis in which the sheath around a tendon in a thumb or finger becomes swollen, or a nodule forms on the tendon.
Injection of the tendon sheath with a corticosteroid is effective over weeks to months in more than half of patients but surgical correction is required in some cases as yours,
the problem is predictably resolved by a relatively simple surgical procedure (usually outpatient, under local anesthesia). The surgeon will cut the sheath that is restricting the tendon.
Recurrent triggering is unusual after successful injection and rare after successful surgery.
Difficulty extending the proximal interphalangeal joint may persist for months and benefits from exercises to stretch the finger straighter.
Just check with your surgeon the treatment given to you and if you need exercises?
I had my surgery Fri. July 24, 2009 and it feels great!! no more pain and as you can see i am typing with out a problem. Good luck and stay away from pain meds they will not help and will stop you froim using the finger . just keep moving your hand and fingers and the pain will go away quickly.
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