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Trigger finger and TMS?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Dylan, Aug 8, 2021.

  1. Dylan

    Dylan Newcomer

    Unfortunately during the chat a few weeks ago someone told me that the therapists don't respond to the ''ask a therapist'' thread anymore. I was wondering if there are people on this forum who can share their experiences with trigger finger caused by TMS. Does it exist and what are your experiences? I'm quite new to the forum so if anyone can give me further advice, I would appreciate that.

    I'll tell you about my experience.

    I have trigger finger even though I'm quite young (23). It started more than a year ago when I played guitar. I haven't played in almost a year now. The weird thing was that I played way more (professionally) the year before I got trigger finger. After I came across dr. Sarno's work and read the divided mind that was when I was getting suspicious about the physical cause I could come up with and the diagnose I was given by a surgeon which was: Overusing my fingers through typing, work and making music.

    I have already been through conventional physical therapy, received one cortisol injection, and the last option the surgeon gave me was surgery. I declined his offer. I'm searching for other possible causes and treatments. I don't have a severe form where my finger is stuck in one position because I can move my finger completely. The problem is the stiffness in the fingers (especially annoying if you want to make music). You can still feel a little node/knot in the pointing finger and pinky in which I have it.

    In relation to this. It is clearly stated that the advice given everywhere is not a ''diagnose''. I did receive a trigger finger diagnosis from a surgeon but how would one diagnose trigger finger caused by TMS if that is even possible? Most physicians especially in other countries, in my case, the Netherlands, aren't familiar with TMS... and will, like the vast majority of physicians, reject this idea...
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  3. Dylan

    Dylan Newcomer

    Thanks! Anyone else on this forum that can share their personal experience?
  4. Fal

    Fal New Member

    Im not sure if youre still around Dylan but yes i am also suffering with the same, trigger finger in both my index fingers. I am 36, and was told it was down to overuse but i dont believe in the slightest when i know people who use their hands more than i do. I have suffered with a lot of anxiety and depression for the past 6-7 years.

    My thought process is that my TMS from the anxiety has restricted oxygen to my forearms, hand and fingers and thus making my hands stiff opening the door for the trigger finger to start. I have the nodule below my finger too which moves when i move the finger back and forth and like you it doesnt get stuck. I am currently in the process of going through the programme and live in hope that it will resolve.

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