Trigger Finger Treatment in Durham, NC
Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center provides trigger finger treatment to the residents of Durham, NC, along with tennis elbow treatment and carpal tunnel surgery. Trigger finger is most often the result of repeated gripping by the fingers, although it might also arise as the result of diabetes or gout. The repetitive action causes the sheath that lines the canals containing the tendons to swell, which can lock the finger in a bent position. Often the tendon will suddenly release, causing the finger to straighten unexpectedly. In severe cases, the finger will become locked in the bent position.
Options Available for Trigger Finger Treatment in Durham NC
Coley Cosmetic and Hand Surgery Center offers these options for trigger finger treatment for those who live in Durham, NC:
- Prescription of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Medications (NSAID): Used for mild to moderate cases, these drugs reduce the swelling that prevents the movement of the tendon. Additionally, these medications may alleviate some of the pain.
- Steroid Injections: In the event treatment with NSAID fails, a trial of steroid injections may be prescribed.
- Percutaneous Trigger Release: This procedure involves using a needle to cause the tendon to release. This procedure is done using local anesthesia.
- Surgery: In the event that other treatment interventions fail, surgery can be used to open the canal in the finger so tendon can move freely.
To learn more about finger trigger treatment, tennis elbow treatment, or carpal tunnel surgery contact Coley Cosmetic and Hand Surgery Center at (336) 790-5254.