Trigger finger... I'm guessing?

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    Trigger finger... I'm guessing?

    So for about 5 years or so now I had noticed on the left hand my middle finger will get stuck at times in the curled position. Typically at night and in the morning especially. Occasionally I have had to pry the finger back to the extended position. Doesn't really hurt or anything... left hand is definitely the worse, but now I am sort of getting it in the right hand, middle finger also. Am I giving the bird to often? I am sort of ambidextrous, but favor the right hand if that makes a difference. For a long time I assumed the knuckle was going bad or something, but the same type of thing in my right had me scouring he net for a bit and trigger finger/s is the best I can see it being. Anyone else deal with this, or have a home remedy they can share?
    Last edited by flecker; 07-07-2020, 11:58 PM.

    #2
    Have you broken those knuckles before?

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      #3
      Needs to be amputated. Dont stop at the finger or the hand. Go all the way from the shoulder so it doesnt spread to your pecker, flecker.

      Hah!
      Last edited by flecker; 07-07-2020, 11:55 PM.

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        #4
        How’s your water intake? I’ve had this happen from dehydration.
        Last edited by flecker; 07-07-2020, 11:54 PM.

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          #5
          Originally posted by M92PV4U View Post
          Have you broken those knuckles before?
          I busted my right hand up good a couple of times, but the right hand I only busted the pinky knuckle on... the whole finger got pretty mashed and need 5 stitches, bone broken below the knuckle. Left hand hasn't had any real trauma or anything.

          I did however work in an office setting for about ten years as a tech writer... I am seeing now that typing contributes, but never had any issues with carpel tunnel or anything.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Ditchdigger View Post
            How’s your water intake? I’ve had this happen from dehydration.
            I don't drink nearly enough water most times... it's freaking arid here too, so it is hard to keep track of. Oddly enough since you mention it now, today I haven't really noticed it as much and I did drink a lot more water than usual! Been working outdoors all day and was chugging the agua.

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              #7
              Originally posted by montrose818 View Post
              Needs to be amputated. Dont stop at the finger or the hand. Go all the way from the shoulder so it doesnt spread to your pecker, flecker.

              Hah!
              Er ma gawd! That's hillarious!



              Pecker still worky.

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                #8
                Originally posted by trampas View Post
                Back in 2018 I had this exact thing happen, ring finger / left hand. I'd link my pirate thread but I can't get into that forum right now, for some reason. Only mine was the opposite, it was sort of stuck in the extended position, having lots of difficulty closing it. I might have some pics on this phone from when I did some research on it. I used a splint for several weeks, about 2 months. It healed itself with almost no motion for that duration, but the tendonitis that has resulted is caused by the inflamed _____ stopping fluid movement of tendons from the nodules that formed.


                _____ is a term that escapes me right now.

                Last edited by trampas; 07-07-2020, 11:59 PM.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by trampas View Post
                  Back in 2018 I had this exact thing happen, ring finger / left hand. Only it was the opposite, mine was sort if stuck in the extended position, having difficulty closing it. I might have some pics on this phone from when I did some research on it. I use a splint for several weeks, about 2 months. It healed itself with almost no motion for that duration, but the tendonitis that resulted us is caused by the inflamed _____ stopping fluid movement of tendons from the nodules that formed.


                  _____ is a term that escapes me right now.
                  sheathing? think thats what I read...

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                    #10
                    Yep, tendon sheath. Once those get inflamed the nodules fuck em up even more. Immobilize the suspect fingers for a bit.

                    The pics aren't in this device, but if I recall correctly I have 'A3' sheath issues. As of today - while working - the discomfort is still there (back of the hand / down the finger / across 2 knuckles / up into my arm past the wrist) but to say it's painful is not accurate.

                    It's just a life-long restriction of movement without having it exacerbate so... welcome to life flecker, enjoy it with the crutches it deals us. And what they say is true, it will migrate to swollen nodules in neighboring fingers, and I say this with all logic aside... you will experience it in your other hand as well.

                    Let me go get a pic of my splint and wrap, it's so simple even a caveman can make one.
                    Last edited by trampas; 07-08-2020, 12:11 AM.

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                      It's malleable so you can adjust it throughout the day to accommodate whatever task you need to do etc. Get the splint, seriously. Flexible gauze sticky wrap too... lasts a good while undoing it and reattaching it.

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                        #12
                        Same shit happens to my hands after a few hours in the shop. Seems the more fine motor type stuff I do the quicker it happens.
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                          #13
                          Lupus.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Ditchdigger View Post
                            How’s your water intake? I’ve had this happen from dehydration.
                            This.

                            Happens to me when dehydrated in the hands and feet.

                            Because I'm missing my colon, this happens quite often.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by woods View Post
                              Lupus.
                              It's never lupus.

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