Regenerative medicine is offering new hope to trigger finger sufferers! Also called Stenosing Tenosynovitis, trigger finger is a painful, annoying problem affecting the tendons in the hand that can eventually become disabling. Sufferers complain of pain in the palm or knuckles, weakness of grip and a catching or locking of the involved finger. This problem is usually worse in the morning with the ring finger, thumb and sometimes middle finger most commonly affected. Trigger finger is more of a nuisance than a serious condition, however if left untreated the affected finger/thumb can become permanently stuck (bent or straight) and this can be very disabling.
Medical treatment for trigger finger includes anti-inflammatory/steroidal medication, therapy and eventually surgery. While medication and therapy are less invasive, their results are often temporary and merely bide time for the eventual surgery. Trigger finger surgeries are also effective, however must be a last resort due to complications and risks. Besides the dangers of infection, other risks include permanent scarring, nerve damage and chronic pain. Surgery is also expensive and requires rehab and downtime.
Fortunately, regenerative medicine is showing terrific promise in the treatment of Trigger Fingers. Regenerative medicine allograft treatments are excellent for reducing the inflammation in the tendons of the fingers. However compared to traditional treatment, there are no side effects and regenerative therapy actually encourages the body to heal. The procedures are non-steroidal and non-invasive, so there are no risks of complications like surgery. If you suffer with pain in your palm or fingers stuck in the morning, call us! Come in for an evaluation to see if regenerative medicine might be able to help you feel better and avoid surgery. Set up your appointment here.