Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Aloe Vera
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda and Lemon Juice
- Avoid Citrus
- Colloidal Silver, Horopito
- Dietary Changes, B Complex, Cod Liver Oil, Warm Water
- Fish Oil, Ball Exercise
- Flex Ball
- Foods to Avoid
- Gayle's Bandaid Method
- General Feedback
- Miscellaneous Remedies
- Over the Counter
- Paper Tube
- Rescue Remedy Cream and Essential Oils
- Ted's Remedies
- Ted's Remedy Feedback
- Warm Water Soak, Ultrasound
07/15/2012: Dream2long from Flint, Mi, United States: "Bull, I take anti-inflammatories daily for arthritis and am currently dealing with trigger finger on the pointer & middle fingers of both hands. I take Cod/Borage/Flax oil supplement 2x daily for years, take a vitamin B complex every other day and am in horrible pain..."
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12/06/2008: Hanna from Beerwah, Queensland Australia: "Thank you for this great site, I found it on searching for alternative cures for a trigger finger. I'm a scenar therapist and was treating a case of TF with only minimum results, your site will be very helpful I will also get to use it for other problems. HannaB"
[YEA] 05/09/2007: Amy from Springfield, MO: "http://www.angelfire.com/bug/amyg/triggerfinger.html"Replies
02/12/2009: Amy from Springfield, MO replies: "I apologize. The above misc remedy is a comment from myself. I didn't realize til later, that I didn't even mention what the link was all about. My 2 yo daughter Mikah had trigger finger and was cured. This is her story and what worked for her."
Over the Counter
[YEA] 04/23/2012: Ava from Naples: "Trigger fingers and thumb is caused by inflammation in the joint. Simply take one Anti-inflammatory pill every day. I took Ibuprofen, one a day. In about two weeks or less it will be gone. I had a trigger finger in the right hand and trigger thumb on the left... now totally gone."
[YEA] 03/15/2011: Pfmills from East Killingly, Ct. Usa: "I've had "trigger finger" in my left little finger, and cured it by sliding a handmade semi stiff paper tube over it at nite. ..now have TF in my right hand ring finger.. Doing the same thing to cure it, and it DOES cure it.. But takes months.. Have patience.
Rescue Remedy Cream and Essential Oils
[YEA] 05/26/2008: Linda from Gilsum, New Hampshire: "Trigger Finger Thumb Pain and Stiffness: I had looked at this site the other night and on a whim decided to try one of the recommendations since I had the oils on hand. Someone had suggested lavender oil. I pulled out my essential oils and mixed a dab of Rescue Remedy Cream, three drops of lavender oil and three drops of lemongrass oil (my info had said it was good for athritis)and rubbed it thoroughly into my hands. I have done this three or four times now and even though I have been under a lot of stress, did some major gardening/digging, took a hike with my hiking stick and played my cello, the stiffness has eased tremendously. The clicking is still there but the nodule at the base of my thumb is less tender and the tendon is less stiff. I have tried other remedies with absolutely no relief so I am sure this is not a placebo effect."
01/11/2007: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand: "Trigger fingers appears to be a vitamin B complex, magnesium and possibly iodine issues. Taking plenty of sunflower seeds do have some magnesium and getting some magnesium in form of magnesium chloride, magnesium citrate should be helpful.
Vitamin B complex and some evening primrose oil can be taken 3 times a week, but it is necessary to alkalize with lemon and baking soda, one freshly squeezed lime or lemon plus baking soda until no more fizz to 1/2 glass water taken twice a day. Apple cider vinegar and baking soda is synergistic, so 2 tablespoon ACV plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda can be helpful too.
A three times a week iodine foot painting should reduce problems related to neural problem related to fibrosis issue, but in some cases I have found heavy metals were high in urine that triggered trigger finger issue. Therefore taking plenty of cod liver oil and chinese parsley ( a good chelator) are helpful. Granulated powdered lecithin 1 tablespoon taken along with food and no fried food will lower some heavy metal burden.
Finally, drinking water may be the source of heavy metals, so quite possibly drinking distilled water with added 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt plus a generous pinch of baking soda to 1 liter of water is helpful in removing possible source of contaminated water."Replies
10/16/2010: Annie In Ma from Central, Massachusetts replies: "I developed trigger finger in the middle two fingers of each hand a few weeks ago. I've been getting treated by my chiropractor and my left hand is much better, but my neck has been resisting treatment on the right side, so the right fingers are still having problems. Both hands are still somewhat numb, but no pain in the left lately and the right is somewhat better, but not great... YET!!"
Ted's Remedy Feedback
[YEA] 02/27/2012: Dora from Houston, Texas USA: "The "Trigger Finger" condition that I had back in October 2011, has improved after increased my fish oil intake. Also, practice with a small soft ball to move my finger again. Thank you, thank you to ted's remedies again.
God bless you."Replies
04/28/2012: Revsheryl from Silver Spring, Md replies: "I am taking fish oil and BioFreeze it helps. I am a knitter. Slowing my speed -less physical and mental stress adds relief. Sheryl"
07/15/2012: Dream2long from Flint, Mi, United States replies: "Bull, I take anti-inflammatories daily for arthritis and am currently dealing with trigger finger on the pointer & middle fingers of both hands. I take Cod/Borage/Flax oil supplement 2x daily for years, take a vitamin B complex every other day and am in horrible pain right now at age 49. I have already had Carpal Tunnel surgeries on both hands years ago, that was a "Godsend" and trigger thumb release years ago on the right hand. Started B6 for left trigger thumb which helped immenensly, but the switched to B complex & it is not helping with the fingers at all. Tried Tumeric and got a nice two weeks of constant constipation and nice hemmorioids for it. BTW, Tumeric is a great anti-diarrhea med. Use it now instead of Immodium in our house. I have had cortisone epidural injections that helped Sciatica in both legs for 100% relief, yet it never helped my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Think I'll try the Cortisone for the trigger fingers. I hardly eat Citrus and recently discovered that drinking unsweetened Ice Tea with real lemon gives me nighttime leg cramps, I've been expermenting occasionally with limited exposure to Iced Tea w/without lemon and am not having leg cramps. I beileve it may be the lemon? Tired of my body being out of whack, need a Chemical Exorcist!!"
[YEA] 01/27/2009: Patricia from Elmont, New York: "Dear Ted, I am so thrilled on the response for lecithin. I have been taking two T of lecithin each morning and evining mixed in eight ounces of water. The results for trigger finger have been impressive. I had this affliction for over a year now and no matter what I tried it was anathema. Since I began the lecithin the snapping on my ring finger is 95 percent healed. I am positive that it must have been the tap water and eating food cooked in aluminum ware. I had to eat at restaurants for a couple of months since my house was in the proccess of renovations. I have now cleaned up my act and I do all the cooking at home. I also bring my brown bag of salads and casseroles to work. I also began adding ground up chia seeds to all my foods on Jan 24 2009 and I have seen a tremendous change in my overall health.
I am grateful to earthclinic and you for all the wonderful remedies we are sharing. This is sharing agape (love)."
[YEA] 06/27/2007: Justin from Seattle, WA: "I just found you by googling "trigger finger natural remedies" and haven't left the computer for 2 hours! What a great find. Thank you. I will try the manganese and zinc, but aspirin hurts my stomach. Thus far turmeric has done the most good. I'll keep you posted."Replies
02/07/2012: Teresa from Killen, Al replies: "How much turmeric?"
Warm Water Soak, Ultrasound
11/24/2009: Wyn2351 from Bangkok, Thailand: "Physical Therapy cured by trigger finger. Right now, I have trigger finger (TF) too. Doctor prescribed muscle pain reliever but didn't seem to help so I requested injection which lessened the pain but the clicking is still there. Although my first TF which was in my right middle finger was successfully operated on, I am afraid to do it again I have a new and new graduate doctor (former doctor has become a hospital director) and I'm not sure of his expertise. So, I am doing home remedy (plus doctor prescribed muscle pain reliever. I did this before and I was successful then I got this new TF. Twice a day, put affected hand in warm water for 15 minutes. I use warm water bag. 10 minutes ultrasound (US) (home model used for facial massage) on the palm and sore finger. Just move the US around the palm and back hand. Then follow that with gentle finger exercise with a soft ball or just keep moving fingers--bend every joint or whole finger backward and forward. It hurts at first but pain will lessen as you get used to it and that I think will eliminate the trigger finger. Hope this helps."Replies
08/01/2012: Zoltan from Manitou Springs, Colorado replies: "Try a vibrator on palm of hand, just below the trigger finger. This is the area where surgeons operate to release tendon. I find it shakes it loose within a minute or two."