Shockwave Therapy - Trigger Finger (stenosing tenosynovitis ) Anyone ??


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@Jeffrey Holmes

 

Big thanks in advance for this thread approval. :)

 

@Alma

I am only asking for feedback with regards to using only SHOCKWAVE Therapy.

Non invasive treatment. Aka non surgical . Other treatment like using Gel/Cream, Fastum gel / Bengay, No thank you.

Please i hope whoever have tried it in the past, could you please share your past experience ?

 

Many thanks in advance...:wub:

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Dexamethasone (a prescription steroid that counteracts inflammation of the tendon) treatment is non-invasive, non-surgical; it is not a drugstore DIY--the procedure is performed in a medical clinic.  [What is your objection?]

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2 hours ago, Alma said:

Dexamethasone (a prescription steroid that counteracts inflammation of the tendon) treatment is non-invasive, non-surgical; it is not a drugstore DIY--the procedure is performed in a medical clinic.  [What is your objection?]

@Alma

I create this thread is discussion on Shockwave Therapy only. Nothing else, that's all.

Very simple to understand right ? :)

Thank U !

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I'm back to make a correction--the procedure I had was Dexamethasone by Iontophoresis (not electrophoresis).  I apologize.  I called the clinic to find out whether I had the correct term, and it's Iontophoresis.  Please check into it!  By the way, I asked if shockwave therapy was used and the therapist was not familiar with it...this is at the major hand/arm clinic in Milwaukee WI.

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26 minutes ago, Alma said:

I'm back to make a correction--the procedure I had was Dexamethasone by Iontophoresis (not electrophoresis).  I apologize.  I called the clinic to find out whether I had the correct term, and it's Iontophoresis.  Please check into it!  By the way, I asked if shockwave therapy was used and the therapist was not familiar with it...this is at the major hand/arm clinic in Milwaukee WI.

Mayo Clinic uses shockwave therapy.  It's a standard and effective treatment for joints/tendons.

Doesn't work for everyone; doctors say try it a couple times and if it doesn't give relief, move on to the next treatment option.

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The best treatment but to me is risky is still minor surgical . To Release the A1 Pulley.

Which i think in future there might be some problem example like cannot lift HEAVY stuff or do some very frequent outdoor exercises.

So far i only seen 1 guy on other forum that he mentioned did use the Shockwave therapy and it was successful after 2 treatment. And the doctor who did the treatment suggested at least 3 times therapy.

As for the Injection aka Corticosteroids Jab, the chances of recurrences is very high. It is only a Temporary Relief for around 6 months or even lesser. And MAX is only 2 Jabs per finger as to prevent permanent damage on your Tendon.

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Painful Guy,

The steroid treatment I had was not an injection;  iontophoresis is a transdermal application of dexamethasone--the medication penetrates the skin by electrical pressure; there is NO jab. It worked on the first application.  I did have a mild recurrence of trigger finger about a year later, but I was able to banish it completely by soaking my hand in hot and cold water.  No more trigger finger after that.  ( I also tried acupuncture, but that did absolutely nothing.) I have read about shockwave treatment, and it looks like it can be painful and may have to be repeated,  at times unsuccessfully.  I once again urge you to look into iontophoresis, as it is a much much milder treatment than shockwave, injection, or surgery.  In any case, you are wise to investigate every option...best wishes for a speedy recovery to you.

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Alma

Interesting...First time i heard iontophoresis.... Anyway at least now i got 2 options.

And yes shockwave is not 100% proof to works.

Well so does surgery. There might be complications / risk involved. Simply said, no perfect solution.

Thanks Alma once again for your kind suggestion :)

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You are right, no perfect solution; the cautious thing to do is to start with the least risky treatment.  I am so glad you are investigating all your options.  I have a friend (a musician) who has suffered with trigger finger for over a year and I think yesterday I finally convinced her to see a hand doctor to get it fixed.  

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