A trigger finger is a painful condition that affects the tendons in the fingers or thumb. It causes one or more fingers to snap or lock when the hands are opened or closed. A trigger finger is difficult to straighten out. While the causes of trigger finger are unknown, it is thought that inflammation causes the tendon and tendon sheath to swell, resulting in the condition. Once your condition is diagnosed by our orthopedic hand doctor, trigger finger treatments in Waco may include stretching the fingers, putting ice on the affected fingers, getting a splint, and anti-inflammation medications. Oral medications that help fight inflammation include naproxen, ibuprofen and diclofenac. For the fastest and most effective treatment, local cortisone injections are administered into the tendon sheath around the affected tendon or thumb to reduce inflammation. In very serious cases where none of the above treatments work, surgery may be necessary.
At the Wrist and Hand Center of Waco, you are treated to exceptional service by a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon with a subspecialty in hand surgery. Dr. Faillace is an orthopedic hand surgeon treating both adults and children for all conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow such as carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger as well as traumatic injuries, congenital abnormalities of the hand, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Faillace provides non-surgical trigger finger treatment in Waco and when necessary, minimally-invasive arthroscopy. In addition, he holds several medical patents and is involved in the development of new techniques for the upper extremity.
Our doctor places an emphasis on creating a partnership with his patients to effectively treat your trigger finger treatments in Waco. He recognizes that informed, proactive patients make better health care choices, are more secure in their decisions, and recover faster. When you come in to the office, you are greeted warmly by a welcoming, experienced staff who are skilled and knowledgeable. We understand how difficult it is to live with the annoyance and discomfort of trigger fingers and work diligently to make you feel better. Like the commercial says, at Wrist & Hand Center of Waco, you’re in good hands.