Hi Mrs Brady. I often have trigger finger and contraction of my toes. Your post interested me so since I can't sleep I decided to look it up in my favorite medical manual. It states the cause is inflammation of the tendon and tendon sheath of the digits.
BreRosie you and your husband did exactly what the med manual states which is splint the digit. It also suggests using moist heat. An orthopedist may inject the tendon with a corticosteroid. If all this doesn't work surgery may be performed. (I've always found this funny: if a surgeon performs surgery does that make him a performer?)
I hope you find relief soon Mrs Brady and you doc visit goes well! Love, Butterflake
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