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I'm beginning to find my index finger on the right hand is sometimes curled tight when I wake up.  So far it's freed up OK without major discomfort.  Has anyone else had this?  (I'm right-handed, and I play fingerstyle or using my thumb.) 

I'm sure this has come up before, but I've searched BC for "trigger finger" and "tendonitis", and not found anything.  The relevant Wikipedia article suggests it will probably go away on its own, eventually.

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10 minutes ago, alyctes said:

I'm beginning to find my index finger on the right hand is sometimes curled tight when I wake up.  So far it's freed up OK without major discomfort.  Has anyone else had this?  (I'm right-handed, and I play fingerstyle or using my thumb.) 

I'm sure this has come up before, but I've searched BC for "trigger finger" and "tendonitis", and not found anything.  The relevant Wikipedia article suggests it will probably go away on its own, eventually.


This used to happen to me, about 20 years ago, except all fingers on both hands. I had a p/t summer job working for a landscaping firm and had to use a hand held leaf blower every morning for weeks, but my hands were seizing up. I had to pack the landscaping in as I thought it was permanent damage. Probably just the vibrations from the machinery.

 

I had one acupuncture session and did alternate hot and cold packs, but it lasted for months. It went away eventually but it was pretty scary waking up every morning with my hands all curled up and locked.

 

I hope it passes quickly for you.

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Don't believe any nonsense about steroids, heat, acupuncture etc.  If the issue is with the A1 pulley, the only thing that will correct things PERMANENTLY is surgery.

 

How do I know?  Here's me after surgery number one of five:

 

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I had De Quervains tendosynovitus. 

Severe pain at the bass of the thumb when turning your wrist, gripping anything etc. Also had trigger thumb. Both hands.

 

Actually only saw someone when it got to the point of not being able to play. I'd already had to do two gigs with my fretting hand over the top of the neck. That's weird.

 

Anyway, saw a specialist and had two cortisone injections in the left bass of the thumb and told to rest it for two weeks. The right hand sorted itself due to not playing but the jabs really worked for my left hand.  It's never come back but to be fair, I've not played much since moving back to the UK so it was definitely down to the huge number of gigs I  was doing. 

Get proper medical advice asap,  and it will get sorted. Good luck.

 

 

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I've had trigger finger in my fretting hand fourth finger and in my plucking hand third finger. Cotisone injections helped for a while, but it was the minor op that fixed them. In through the palm, sort the tendon, keep it still for a few days, and light duties for a few weeks. Sorted.

David

 

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