Conservative Treatment of Carpal Tunnel and Trigger Finger

Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2023     |     PP. 153-156      |     PDF (101 K)    |     Pub. Date: April 16, 2023
DOI: 10.54647/cm321061    90 Downloads     2426 Views  

Author(s)

Stephen Soloway, MD, FACP, FACR, CCD, Chairman, Department of Rheumatology, Inspira Health Network. United States

Abstract
Chart review of the past 10 years indicates that 400 patients came to this office with a complaint of hand pain. Of this group of people, 80 had a trigger finger and we limited our group to not include the thumb. The trigger fingers were broken up in random distribution. The fifth finger was the least likely involved. There were 40 fourth trigger fingers, 32 second trigger fingers, and 18 third trigger fingers. There were no fifth trigger fingers, and for the purpose of the study we performed we did not include the thumb. More than 50% of the patients with trigger fingers were greater than 50 years old, and almost all patients had already been to see an orthopedic hand surgeon. The author cannot understand why all hand pain is sent to a hand surgeon when a generally non-surgical problem should go to a rheumatology first to look for inflammatory joint disease or conservative treatment of the said trigger finger.

Keywords
Trigger Finger, Hand and Wrist Pain, Carpal Tunnel, Inflammatory Arthritis, J Needle with Patent, Needle Injection, Depo-Medrol

Cite this paper
Stephen Soloway, Conservative Treatment of Carpal Tunnel and Trigger Finger , SCIREA Journal of Clinical Medicine. Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2023 | PP. 153-156. 10.54647/cm321061