How long does trigger finger last?
August 20, 2012 12:00 PM Subscribe
I have developed trigger finger in the ring finger of my non-dominant hand. How long should I expect this to last?
posted by blurker to health & fitness (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I woke up with trigger finger
on July 9th, six weeks ago. I am seeing my GP once a month for another issue, so we have already discussed this once, and I will be seeing him again in about a week. At our last visit, he wasn't overly concerned about my finger, especially since it's not causing significant pain, but I am wondering how long it should take to go away.
I have read plenty of information on the web, but most of it assumes that I will eventually get a steroid injection, and then possibly surgery. While it is possible that I will need an injection, I am willing to wait it out (unless the pain increases to an unacceptable level). But how long should I expect to wait?
Have you had trigger finger? Did you wait it out? Did it go away without any other treatment? Also, if you did have treatment, please describe what happened. Has it ever come back?