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SjoGirl

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Ouch that shot in my hand hurt!
« on: January 30, 2019, 02:45:09 PM »
Just came from the orthopedist who checked out my trigger finger, which has returned. He said its a combo of RA and OA and gave me a shot with lidocaine and a steroid. I'll know in about a week if it worked or if it's another surgery for me.

Oi, that shot hurt. Here's hoping it does the trick even if only for a few months, I don't want to have another surgery right now.

Thanks for listening.
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Re: Ouch that shot in my hand hurt!
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 03:03:42 PM »
I hope that you feel better soon.
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Re: Ouch that shot in my hand hurt!
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2019, 04:47:09 AM »
Dear SjoGirl,

I had the cortisone injection for my trigger thumb.  It didn't work.

I had the surgery (outpatient) on my thumb and also had carpal tunnel release surgery on the same hand at the same time.  Two surgeries with only one trip to the OR.

1.  Both surgeries accomplished relief.

2.  I had no OT afterwards.

So, I would do the surgery again, if ever I needed it.

I have Carpal Tunnel problems in my other hand, but don't notice anything, so no need for surgery now.

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Re: Ouch that shot in my hand hurt!
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2019, 07:34:54 AM »
Thanks Joe and Elaine.

Elaine, I had carpal tunnel surgery last year which, while painful for a time, worked wonders. I have also had thumb surgery on my other hand to remove fluid and ganglion cysts. My hands are a mess.

I tried PT for the trigger finger, it helped but could not relieve the types of issues that I have  Fortunately, the initial pain from the shot did not last, I am just very sleepy from the meds. I slept for about 12 hours last night and plan to nap again today.

I am also planning to purchase some light splints to wear when I type. Have either of you used splints? Do they work? Do you have a favorite type?
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Re: Ouch that shot in my hand hurt!
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2019, 01:23:56 PM »
OUCH! I've had many shots in my feet .. very painful also!

I hope it works!
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Re: Ouch that shot in my hand hurt!
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2019, 09:34:51 AM »
Jazzlover, I cannot imagine, I think I would pass out if I had to have a shot in my foot.
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Re: Ouch that shot in my hand hurt!
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2019, 08:32:01 PM »
It's not fun .. I hope you are feeling better now!
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Re: Ouch that shot in my hand hurt!
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2019, 09:04:33 AM »
Hi all I am about two weeks from my shot and it has helped a lot. My finger catches just a little bit in the mornings. I need to touch base with the doc this week and see what he has to say. What he said is that if it returns in a month or two then I need to see the surgeon. Here's hoping it lasts.
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Re: Ouch that shot in my hand hurt!
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2019, 07:54:05 PM »
Awesome!
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Re: Ouch that shot in my hand hurt!
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2019, 05:00:05 PM »
Hello all,

In case anyone wants to know the shot worked, the triggering is GONE! Score one for the orthopedist and zero for OA and RA!!

Sophie
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Re: Ouch that shot in my hand hurt!
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2019, 10:37:17 AM »
You are very lucky. Any time you get full relief and can avoid surgery It?s a good thing.

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Re: Ouch that shot in my hand hurt!
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2019, 01:49:49 PM »
Hi Sophie,

That's very good news!  I had the same injection for the same reason, four years ago now.  It worked very well within about two weeks,  and I haven't had a problem since.

I hope your outcome is similar.
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