I have had my trigger thumb injected & operated on twice. Both treatment failed. I get relief when I use a brace on my wrist & thumb that is worn only at night. The shots are painful & lasted me only a few days. The 1st surgery was done in the office & gave me relief only a few weeks. The 2nd surgery was coupled with my wrist carpel tunnel and seem to just last a couple months and the thumb trouble returned. After reading about using a brace at night, I finally found relief. Good luck maybe your doctor will be more successful.View Thread
A few years ago I was diagnosed with trigger thumb. I tried the injections and they didn't work. Then the doctor did surgery in the office. It also failed. Then when I was having carpel tunnel corrected on my wrist the doctor also did the surgery on the thumb but it also failed. My only relief is wearing a brace on my wrist & thumb, which you can buy in any pharmacy. I would never have the surgery again. Good luck. View Thread
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