Before I was dx with LD I tried all types of docs. One was a hand doc because I had pain, swelling and burning in my hands. He looked at an MRI and saw nothing out of the ordinary. That was the extent of my visit. So if insurance pays for your visit, you might want to see him. Otherwise, I don't think it would be worth the visit. That's just my 2 cents worth.
Good luck - Lisa
I took Levaquin for 3 months and three months later I got "trigger thumb."
I don't know if Levaquin did it but I was on an awful lot of other antibiotics before that trying to chase this stupid bug so I'm not sure if it's lyme or the side effects from antibiotics.
I am going in today for my second cortisone injection in the base of my thumb to try to get rid of it. I got my first shot around last June and it worked for a while. Now, it's starting to snap and lock again and it hurts at night.
The doctor told me that if the injections stop working they will have to operate on it.....
Yeah, I read that too.
I asked the doctor about that but he said Levaquin doesn't cause that.... I beg to differ but that's the way it is with doctors these days. The right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing anymore in the medical industry.
He did say that trigger fingers can run in families but nobody in my family has ever had that. He also said that if it's genetic if you get it in one hand you will probably get it in the other. So, if both your pinkies are doing it, it may be genetic.
You might see about getting a cortisone injection, it makes it a little worse for a few days but after that it's gone. Mine returned after about 3-4 months but it isn't as bad as it was at first.....
I can't imagine trying to play guitar with a finger that locks up!
I went to the doctor and got the injection in my thumb last night. He said that usually after 2-3 injections it goes away. He said if it doesn't then he can do a minor surgery to fix it. He said he uses a local to numb it and that the surgery takes about 15 minutes. He said most people are good to go after a couple of days.
Just thought you might want to know if those pinkies of yours get worse. My doctor said some people get it to the point where they can't bend their finger back up at all.