Natural Trigger Finger Remedies

Vitamin B6
Posted by Artsiecl (Waynesboro, Ga, Burke) on 07/23/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I am having trouble with a trigger thumb and have been studying lots of things. I over-use my thumb (right one) sewing thru real thick fabric and many layers..... Also paint kid's faces, (sometimes 70 a day)..... I also had been slack in taking my vitamins and minerals..... I also have thyroid problems. Considering all of this, I am trying to do the nutritional thing to cure this. I just read Dr. Jonathan Wright's newsletter where he said that another Dr. recommended 50 milligrams of B6 3 times a day and give it long enough and it will go away..... Probably. I am going to do this with all of the other B vitamins and iodine and lots of minerals.......

I know nutrition helps everything. Also compression helps and resting the sheaths and ligaments in the thumb......

Hope this helps.

Paper Tube
Posted by Pfmills (East Killingly, Ct. Usa) on 03/15/2011
5 out of 5 stars

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. 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.
PF Mills

General Feedback
Posted by Pamela (Marlborough, Connecticut) on 10/04/2010

Also I have been having trouble with my knuckles being swollen for months, when to a doctor who gave me to cortisone shots in one hand and said I had trigger finger. I don't have any clicking in any fingers so I think he is wrong and the shots only helped for a week, which also cost 600.00 for the visit. I am desperate for help. I have been taking pain pills for weeks that only help so much. Thanks for any help Pam

Posted by Joyce (Mystic, Ct.) on 06/21/2010

hi, i am receiving acupuncture treatments for my "trigger thumb." however, this is a new thing for my practitioner. do you happen to know the exact points used so i can tell her. thank you!

Warm Water Soak, Ultrasound
Posted by Wyn2351 (Bangkok, Thailand) on 11/24/2009

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.

Warm Water Soak, Ultrasound
Posted by Zoltan (Manitou Springs, Colorado) on 08/01/2012

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.

Warm Water Soak, Ultrasound
Posted by Claudia (California, US) on 10/25/2014

Hi. Have any of you tried cayenne on a band-aid?

Warm Water Soak, Ultrasound
Posted by Jon (Florida, US) on 11/24/2014

See this interesting article about using Vitamin B6 for Trigger Finger...

Warm Water Soak, Ultrasound
Posted by Hal M. (Jupiter, Florida) on 07/10/2015

Using a massage vibrator on the nodule along the tendon of my left hand middle finger almost got rid of the nodule in a day.

Warm Water Soak, Ultrasound
Posted by Monica (Palo Alto, CA) on 06/29/2021

Can you please let me know which hand held vibrator you used? Is it small enough for children? Thanks

Gayle's Bandaid Method
Posted by Lisa (New York, New York Usa) on 02/04/2012
3 out of 5 stars

Yes I use tape and it was getting better now its hurting again I am trying b-6, red river clay, arnica, traumeel, mend-me-shop home ultrasound, was feeling better but I had vitamin c, chocolate and caffeine today and now it hurts again. I am trying alkalyzing drops and I must lower the acid.

Just purchased the book Balancing Body Chemistry about over acid how this creates all disease. Great book. Thing is vit c is very important. I take Ester c where am I going to get that from now if not from this? Also I love dark chocolate. Green tea keeps me up at night even if I have it in morning.. Looks like acid foods cause the flare up. I bicycle a lot and grip the handle bar. Hate trigger thumb but refuse to go for the cortisone shot. It has helped people in one shot but I am afraid to weaken the tendons there. Also taking type 1 collagen, msm thought I bought it the other day for good but here it is again.

I like the hot water idea, the tape, the vitamin b6, garlic capsules and natural antiinfalammotory. When is this going to end? if it is diet related, looks like I am giving up so many foods nothing left to eat of things that I love that are also good for you such as some dk choco, caffeine is also beneficial in some levels, tomoto sauce is lycopene have to give all this up? What fun is there in eating now?? As it is I have given up most offending fattening foods but love certain things. Need to be food nun? once and for all what the heck is this trigger thumb and lets be rid of it!! I think I will try the acupuncture.

Gayle's Bandaid Method
Posted by Hal M. (Jupiter, Florida) on 07/09/2015
4 out of 5 stars

I have tried many approaches without success. I started the bandaid method two days ago and I think it is helping on my left middle finger. I am not sure about locating the tape. Seems that three quarter inch wide tape wrapped between base of finger and second joint from tip keeps it straight best. Is that right?

Gayle's Bandaid Method
Posted by Pat Mulcahy (Victoria Bc) on 10/31/2015

Squeezing rubber ball or squeezing anything exacerbates the problem. An absolute no-no.

Gayle's Bandaid Method
Posted by Lorraine (Wisconsin) on 01/18/2016

How did this Gayle..tape her thumb? In the bent or straight position ? To another finger ? It wasn't specific.

Posted by Justin (Seattle, WA) on 06/27/2007
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Posted by Teresa (Killen, Al) on 02/07/2012

How much turmeric?

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