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Trigger finger/thumb........... A few dry pricks instead of steroid-injection{s}  

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A few dry pricks instead of steroid-injection{s}

1 July 2005

 

harold jitschak bueno de mesquita, 

family-physician 

Jerusalem 93384

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Not being hindered by excessive anatomical knowledge, I have been treating trigger fingers over the last 15 years or more with a two or more "one second" pricks at the side of the metacarpal joints with a thin acupuncture needle. Often I have also given an homeopathic remedy like silica or causticum or others . It seems to me that this single prick, if necessary occasionally repeated has done its work over the many years. [Alas a bit sensitive, but lasting for only a fraction of a second] If a colleague wants to try this method then let him buy a box of acupuncture needles [size for example 0.25x15] and try this out.

Competing interests: interest in simple methods

 

 

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Sohail Akhtar, Mary J Bradley, David N Quinton, and Frank D Burke

Management and referral for trigger finger/thumb

BMJ 2005; 331: 30-33 [Full text]

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