Natural Trigger Finger Remedies

Bromelain

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4 star (1) 
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1 star (1) 
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Posted by Gladys (Florida) on 03/10/2016
5 out of 5 stars

My doctor gave me a steroid injection 6 months ago for trigger finger. When the 6 months were up the pain was excruciating. I swear I was going to have to call the doctor and have him to an emergency surgery. I got online and I read about Bromelian. I went to the store immediately since it was saturday and the surgeon was not available and started taking them. I also purchased topical analgesic ointment anad (for joint and muscles pain) rub that on my hand and fingers, put a glove on and went to bed and the following day it was like a miracle. Thank God!! I'm hoping that Bromelian will work forever and I won't have to go for surgery.


Bromelain
Posted by Jeanette T. (San Antonio, Texas) on 02/18/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Bromelain....worked miracles for me.I had been suffering for a month with both thumbs trigger finger. First time I took 2 tables 500 mg of bromelain an hours or 2 I felt the result. Today is my second day and I woke up a little stiff but I am taking 2 500 ms 3 times a day and I feel 99% better. Thank God I read about bromelain. I really was considering acupunture in the next few days but after taking this I have cancelled my acupuncture appointment!


Bromelain
Posted by Vicky (Texas) on 09/02/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I took the suggestion to try bromelain for my trigger finger. It has been 2 months. I am very pleased and the healing continues. I ran out about 10 days ago and my finger locked for the first time in weeks....only once. The flexibility and stiffness and inflammation are much improved. It takes a little time...but it works.


Bromelain
Posted by Plantsower (Burson, Ca) on 07/09/2013
1 out of 5 stars

Bromelain for trigger finger... I was so hoping this would help me. I took two bottles of this with no results. I'm off to try other things.

Replied by Joy
(Battleground, Wash)
07/09/2013

Try magnesium without calcium for awhile and see if it helps.

Replied by Plantsower
(Burson, Ca)
10/02/2013

Magnesium gives me diarrhea. :( I am now going to try B6 and an exercise that I just learned:

"I grabbed the ball with my fingers only (no thumb) I could roll the ball from finger tips to my wrist, bending my hand more and more as I went. Furthermore, if I braced my wrist with the other hand, I could choose where the hand and wrist actually bent and stretched the most. The tangible rewards were straightforward: a clunk in the wrist and relief in the hand. "

from http://www.doctoryourself.com/handson.html

This sounds worth a try. This person went on to say it took effect in about three weeks. Unfortunately, they didn't say how many times a day to do it. I'll have to wing it.

Suzanne
(Abbotsford)
08/05/2020

Trying massaging with magnesium oil. That will not give you diarrhea.

Replied by Gertzjr
(Madison)
08/06/2020

Wanna bet? If I use too much mag oil it triggers my ibsd. Be careful and start slow.


Bromelain
Posted by Hurt (Nicosia, Cyprus) on 05/24/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Bromelain cured my trigger finger, it bends almost as it used to, and I take one tablet daily, just to make sure it doesnt become a problem again. Do it! I get it from Holland and Barett, they are huge pills, difficult to swallow, but Sogars have them too. I saw three doctors, they all wanted to operate, because I had trigger finger for a year, so they didnt want to try the other only option for them, ie steroids. Well, all is well now.


Bromelain
Posted by Miriam Fitchett (Las Vegas, Nv) on 07/08/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I had trigger finger in both thumbs for a year. Agony!! I started taking bromelain, an enzyme extracted from pineapples, (to prevent swelling) for an upcoming surgery last November. The dose was 3 times a day between meals for 3 weeks. After taking bromelian for 3 weeks my trigger fingers were cured completely! I take bromelain once a day now (preventative). To date, trigger finger(s) has not reoccured. Hope this helps!

Replied by Troy
(Madisonville, Ky)
07/19/2012

how r your fingers doing now? need an up date please....

Replied by Ascot
(Wyandotte, Michigan)
07/20/2012

Of all the postings, this sounds not only the simplest, but the most positive, so much so that I have ordered bromelain to give it a try with the understanding that what may work for one, might not work for another.

Replied by Violet
(Adelaide, Australia)
10/29/2012

I started with vitamin b6 almost 3 weeks now but no sign of improvement. Getting anxious now and anyone can update after taking bromelain? just want to make sure it works. thanks.

Replied by Diane
(Atlanta, Ga)
11/02/2012

What is the amount of bromelain that one needs to take three times a day to possibly cure trigger finger/thumb?

Replied by Hurt In Space
(Nicosia, Cyprus)
11/21/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Bromelain IS THE CURE for trigger finger. I have had considerable pain in my left thumb for over a year, could not bend it at all, and was postponing an opperation, since none of the numerous steroid pills I was given was of any help. I read about Bromelain, and took 3 pills a day, for about one month, almost completely cured my finger, no pain, I can almost bend fully. I will keep taking it.

Replied by Alex
(Paphos, Cyprus)
02/21/2013

Dear Hurt in Space! Can you tell me how yr doing with the trigger finger and the bromelain??? I have trigger finger and de quervains in my left hand. Dr suggests surgery but I'm not into that and prefer to try natural ways to heal. Hope to hear om u soon.

Replied by Coryd
(Las Vegas, Nv)
03/27/2013

Dear Miriam, I too am from Las Vegas, NV and have recently contracted Trigger Thumb and have been suffering for about 5 weeks. Just wanted to find out if you're making progress and still feeling better as a result of the Bromelain.. I have an appt with a hand specialist next week and I want to go in well equipped with as much information and possible solutions at that time. Where do you get Bromelain? I have only heard if it remotely. It would be great to not have to suffer this out for any longer than I have too. It is annoying AND painful!!

Replied by Anng
(Houston, Texas)
06/09/2013

I took bromelain weeks before and weeks after rotator cuff surgery and although very painful, I healed quickly and now have full range of motion unlike most rotator cuff surgery patients I know. I have developed trigger thumb and after reading this, I plan to get back to taking the bromelain.


Colloidal Silver, Horopito

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Posted by Jan (Louisville, Colorado) on 12/22/2010
4 out of 5 stars

I have had my second bout with trigger thumb. The first time I had a cortisone shot which after two weeks resolved the problem. My doctor didn't seem to think it would work and thought that I would probably have to have surgery to resolve it, but I was also taking MSM which I think helped tremendously. However, this second time around, the MSM has not worked. I really didn't want another cortisone treatment and have tried both exercises and other herbal treatments without success. Two weeks ago, I got an intestinal virus which I took colloidal silver for and noticed that my thumb was doing better, but I thought that it was finally starting to go away on it's own until yesterday morning. I woke up in a lot of pain, my thumb was swollen and red and hot to the touch. That's when I realized that it was an infection of some sort. Since I hadn't cut my thumb I was pretty sure that the infection was not bacterial, and had a strong suspicion that it was a yeast infection. Which explains why it had reoccured and why some people are having success with garlic as it has antifungul properties.

So I started taking colloidal silver, a tablespoon every few hours, letting it sit under my tongue as long as possible for quicker absorption. I also rubbed horipito extract on the swollen area before going to bed and kept a hotpack on it through the night. This morning, the swelling and redness, and most of the pain had subsided. Through the last two days, I have also rubbed in an arnica cream. By this evening, I was able to bend my thumb without a lot of pain or snapping, and I haven't been able to do this for the last six weeks. I plan on continuing the same treatment using the horipito and silver in the same amounts for at least the next two to three days. Then I will reduce the amount of colloidal silver to a tablespoon in the morning and one in the evening until I am absolutely sure that the infection is gone. In all honesty, I am absolutely amazed how quickly this is working for me.


Comfrey Ointment

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Posted by SJHersh (Fleischmanns, NY) on 02/03/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I had experienced severe TF locking in both hands when waking in the morning and frequent 'locks' during the day. I had been trying natural treatments but none ever worked as decisively and definitely as a comfrey poultice. My TF became significantly reduced overnight, both in frequency and intensity. I began making comfrey ointments for the direct purpose of treating TF symptoms.

I went to an orthopedic surgeon several years ago who told me to come back when it got worse. I've never been back and continue to apply a comfrey-based ointment regularly (3-4x weekly) to manage my symptoms. Pulling a cork from a wine bottle will cause one finger on my left hand to fire/lock.

Using a comfrey-based topical ointment often offers fast response as there is little body mass in the hand to fully diffuse the benefit of, methinks, the mucilage that comfrey carries with it. Comfrey is also a natural source of allantoin which encourages cell-growth. Although a direct poultice seems to offer the most benefit, this fresh type of treatment is not possible for most folks.

A comfrey-based topical ointment is an excellent substitute.


Distilled Water

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Posted by Lynda (Austin, Texas) on 03/22/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I had trigger thumb for almost a year. I could not bend my thumb joint on its own and when it did get bent it was excruciating. I did not want to see a doctor because I knew from other people I knew who had experienced trigger finger/thumb that all the doctor would do is give an injection of cortisone, which I did not want!

My sister-in-law suggested that I try drinking distilled water, because she had been using this method for 2 years to relieve the pain and immobility that she used to have in her hands; prior to this she could not make a fist. Every time she would stop drinking the water her pain would return. So with an open mind, I tried it and after 3 or 4 days I was able to bend my thumb on its own!! It was still a little stiff and very slight pain.

I used distilled water in coffee, tea and cooking if it was to be consumed, i.e. soup , etc. It is absolutely amazing and really works. It has been a month now and I have full mobility again and no pain!

As a bonus all of my joints feel better. So try it before anything else.

Replied by Ruth
(Raleigh, Nc)
11/05/2016
1 out of 5 stars

I already drink distilled water and it hasn't done anything to help my trigger thumb and middle finger on my left hand. Last year, I had surgery on my right thumb to address triggering of that thumb.


DMSO

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Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 03/25/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Re the finger pain from trigger finger.

I've had two episodes with cyst formation in joint area at base of hand and finger and I diluted DMSO fifty-fifty with purified water (May have used colloidal silver)...and wrapped with white paper towel. Left as a poultice for thirty minutes. Cyst (or whatever it was disappeared). Also have used DMSO (capful) many times over twenty years if hands begin to get "tight" and a bit hard to grip. Works every time.

I do this capful on fingers and joints once every three or four months now just as precaution.

Replied by Lisa
(New York City)
05/04/2016
5 out of 5 stars

This is for Dave who recommended the DMSO.. here I am again from floral design clipper use with the nasty trigger finger! Got a cortisone shot because I couldn't stand it.. worked for two months .. back again.. I just applied magnesium Derma Mag (the best) topical and DMSO! In dark glass bottle only! And my pain is GONE I know it will return but for now GONE I am also taking serrate, Turmeric, someone suggested evening Primrose Oil and I will try essential oil which I don't know yet. I also tape the base of the thumb. Possibly too much calcium does cause this or two much protein from Protein drinks I am doing lately think also big thing is dehydration.. the Book The Water Cure states all disease is from lack of sufficient water.. No one is talking about having had the surgery and if it worked. If it works and you're done with this condition after wouldn't that make sense? However I always try natural methods and most work..

Thank you Dave for reminding me to use DMSO and magnesium Must do all the rest too and reduce acidity by taking PH balancers..


DMSO and MOM

Posted by Fran (North Carolina, US) on 06/29/2014

DMSO mixed with Milk of Magnesia put on tendons of fingers works fast. Mix about 15 drops of dmso and 5 drops MOM in a glass cup. The use cotton ball to apply to area (s), include wrist and back of hand. In less than 5 minutes, the pain was gone. I also drank 2 tbsp of MOM to get magnesium internally. I hope it helps someone else.

Replied by Corinne
(Nj)
10/05/2014

Where do I get dmso?

Replied by Yani
(Uk)
07/02/2015

Please, what is DMSO?

EC: DMSO = Dimethyl sulphoxide, a by-product of the wood industry and used as a solvent.

Replied by Robert Henry
(Ten Mile , Tn.)
07/02/2015

HI U EC, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

DMSO is a by-product of the paper industry. It does come from trees, but only because sodium sulfite and sodium hydroxide are used to dissolve the lignin holding the cellulose fibers together. That product is called black liquor. It then has to go through another process to obtain the DMSO. Not a big deal, but that is the way the chemistry works.

The first plant to do this was in Bogalusa, La. in the '60's. I knew the DMSO supervisor and he said no employee had ever had the flu while working in that area. DMSO is one of the most powerful solvents known. It was destroyed by Big Pharma because, like Ozone, it is too effective and too cheap.

Most of these bright government folks who put it down have read Dante's Inferno, so they know in what ring in hell they will burn.

ATS======ORH=======

Replied by Pauline
(California)
02/27/2017

Did DMSO help reduce the tendon nodule for you? Thanks.


Essential Oils, Bromelain

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Posted by Steve (Raymond, Nebraska) on 03/15/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I have trigger finger of the index finger. I am 90 percent better. I used essential oils. Oregano, frankincence twice daily rubbing it on the finger. I used splint to imobilize it the first few weeks. Ice in a plastic cup gets it going in the morning or hot coffee cup. I also take bromelain tablets. Two per day.

Replied by Sharon C.
(Missouri)
08/06/2015

What is the dosage of the Bromelain you are taking? I see 2xday, but not the amount. Also, 3 months or so have passed. How are you doing? Have the remedies worked to heal? Partially or completely?


Finger Stretch

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Posted by Lester (Ar) on 08/06/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I have a finger that triggers part of the time. To stop it, I place hands with wrist spread apart, finger tip to finger tip and press so that it stretches the tendons of the hands and will go for weeks with out triggering. Hope this helps.


Fish Oil

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Posted by Renee (Trinidad) on 09/08/2015
4 out of 5 stars

Hope this helps someone. About ten months ago I developed the trigger finger in the middle finger of both hands and stiffness in my fingers especially bad in the mornings. I bought an online highly rated splint to use, there was no improvement. I started using fish oil supplements about three months ago and the locking is completely gone. I still have stiffness in my fingers but it has improved significantly. (I am 35, female and generally very healthy)


Fish Oil, Ball Exercise

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Posted by Dora (Houston, Texas) on 07/05/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Months ago had Trigger Finger problem in my right thumb. I followed Ted's remedies from Earth Clinic and other remedies from the same website. I really improved when I started taking Fish oil and sometimes Cod liver oil, as well as eating more salmon, fish, fruits, and vegetables, and tried not to do much work with that hand with the injured thumb. Also, the exercises with a small ball that I got at the Academy store did help me. The ball is similar to the ones used to release stress. My thumb is a 90% better since the problem started. Now can move it very well..

I do not recommend surgery, found out that surgery is not the best option. I encourage you to be patient.

I thank God for you all who shared the information on the Trigger finger at Earth Clinic.



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