Trigger Finger: Symptoms And Home Remedies

What IS Trigger Finger

Trigger Finger,or‘ Steno sing tenosynovitis’ which if the thumb is affected is also known as trigger thumb is a condition where one of the fingers or thumb is stuck in the bent position.

What IS Trigger Finger

What IS Trigger Finger

What Are The Symptoms Of Trigger Finger

The trigger finger is characterized by a bent finger and unbearable pain. Finger becomes stiff,and the movement is limited. Other symptoms include scars and thickening, pain, bumps in the tendon, popping and aches when the finger is moved or forced.

What Are The Causes Of Trigger Finger

The cause of trigger finger is irritation and inflammation of the tendon sheath. Tendons are the fibrous cords that are attached to the muscle of the bone. Each tendon has a protective sheath around them known as tendon sheath.

Trigger finger not only hinders the daily activity but can also damage your finger and hand forever. This is why its treatment is important.Below are some home remedies for trigger finger. Have a look.

Home Remedies For Trigger Finger

Mild trigger finger is observed usually in everyone, but in severe cases, it may make your hands stiff. There are many home remedies for trigger finger. Below we have listed the home remedies for trigger finger. Choose the one you find appropriate and is easily accessible to you.

1. Aloe Vera To Treat Trigger Finger

It is one of the best herbs. It has healing properties, is anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antimicrobial.
Take an aloe vera leaf and extract its gel.Apply the gel 2-3 times in a day to the affected finger. Do this for a few days till you find relief.

Aloe Vera To Treat Trigger Finger

Aloe Vera To Treat Trigger Finger

2. Turmeric For Trigger Finger

Turmeric is rich in curcumin. Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory and a natural painkiller. Thus, turmeric is the best home remedy for trigger finger. It can limit the production of the compound that causes pain.
To a half teaspoon of turmeric powder add a sufficient amount of warm water to make a thick paste. Apply this paste to the trigger fingers every night before sleeping for a few days.

3. Pineapple To Treat Trigger Finger

Pineapple is a summer fruit and is very helpful in treating trigger finger. It is rich in vitamins and nutrients that flushes out dead tissue from the body. It contains bromelain that eradicates dead tissues, soothes pain and reduces swelling that is caused by trigger finger.
Eat pineapple every day or drink its juice to treat trigger finger and improve the body’s resistance power.

4. Ginger for Trigger Finger

Ginger contains gingerol which is a potent painkiller. It is anti-inflammatory,antioxidant and effectively eases the symptoms of trigger finger at home.
Take a piece of ginger and rub it to the affected part. The nutrients present in ginger is absorbed by our skin and provides instant relief from trigger finger.

Ginger for Trigger Finger

Ginger for Trigger Finger

5. Cherry For Trigger Finger

An excellent home remedy to treat trigger finger is cherry. It is rich in anthocyanin that is anti-inflammatory. Also, being rich in antioxidants cherry reduces the risk of cancer.
Add cherries to your daily diet to cure trigger finger.

Cherry For Trigger Finger

Cherry For Trigger Finger

6. Acupuncture For Trigger Finger-

Acupuncture is a natural way to treat trigger finger. You will find immediate relief in pain. Do consult a professional for it.

7. Trigger Finger Treatment With Hot Compress

When the pain is worse, and you are unable to bear it warm compress helps to ease the symptoms. It reduces pain and swelling.Dip a clean cotton cloth in warm water. Wring extra water and place the fabric on the affected finger to get relief.

8. Apple Cider Vinegar For Trigger Finger-

Apple cider vinegar reduces swelling and pain caused due to trigger finger.

Dilute one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water. Apply and massage the affected finger for relief.

Apple Cider Vinegar For Trigger Finger

Apple Cider Vinegar For Trigger Finger

*If you have a sensitive skin take more water for dilution.

Besides the home remedies for trigger finger for fast healing reduce the activity performance with your fingers whenever you experience ache on clicking or snapping of fingers or thumb or while contracting or extending them.Massage your fingers once you relax from work. Dip your hands in warm water to soothe the pain.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.

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