Trigger Finger

Diet

  1. People who suffer with diabetes or hypothyroidism are possibly at higher risk of developing a trigger finger and so following a diet lower in refined carbohydrates is important.

Lifestyle

  1. Repetitive activities are known to be a major risk factor. If you do a lot of work with your hands make sure that the hand remains in a neutral position and the wrist supported. Splint when necessary. Do not wait for the condition to progress, at first signs take aggressive measure to limit repetitive activities.
  2. Exercise to keep the blood sugar level healthy and the thyroid functioning. Diabetes and hypothyroid are known to increase your risk.
  3. Women be careful with oral contraceptives as this increases the risk of carpal tunnel and possibly trigger finger.
  4. Try a technique called Hydrotherapy where you place the hands in hot water for 3 minutes and then move them to a bucket of cold water for 30 seconds. Repeat 3-5 times per session and do this twice daily in the morning and evening. This technique is believed to open compressed capillaries that feed the affected nerve.

Supplements

IMPORTANT NOTE: RESULTS MAY TAKE 6 MONTHS TO SHOW. BE PERSISTANT!

  1. Wholemega – 2 Capsules Twice Daily
  2. B-Complex Plus – 1 capsule twice daily.
  3. Pyridoxine-5-phosphate (P-5-P) – P-5-P is the activated form of vitamin B6. B6 is well known for its ability to support people with carpal tunnel syndrome. Start with 1 capsule three times daily.
  4. Advanced Bio-Curcumin With Gingerols – This is a powerful herbal anti-inflammatory which can decrease the inflammation in the nerve. Take 1 capsules twice daily, may increase to 1 capsule three times daily if needed.

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