I was wondering if anyone else has a problem with "Trigger Finger" besides me?
I was told yesterday that I am going to have to have another surgery for trigger finger. This will be no. 8. On the upside, I only have two more left! When I ask what causes it, they always tell me it is more prevelent in diabetics for some reason. I really think that when a diabetic has a problem that they really don't know the reason for, they always blame it on diabetes.
If you don't know what trigger finger is......each finger has a "shank" that the tendon runs through which allows you to bend your finger. When the tendon thickens, it catches on the shank and "pops" or catches. It is pretty painful. They have to go in and shave off the tendon so it frees it up. Once it is fixed, it doesn't happen again on that finger (so they tell me).
Has anyone else had this problem? It's really getting old!