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Would a trigger finger be caused by overuse and trauma from carpal tunnel surgery?

By Anonymous September 25, 2017 - 1:53pm
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A carpal tunnel surgery was preformed on the right hand.
Had to use left hand more. and now possible surgery on the left hand?
Have middle trigger finger on the left and thumb on the right.
Was not a problem before working a very physical job.
Workmen's compensation does not want to pay for the treatment.

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

Your carpal tunnel surgery was on the other hand (right hand) but if you started using your left hand for repetitive actions to compensate then yes, it's possible that you have carpal tunnel in your left hand now that in turn can cause trigger finger.

Often, the cause of trigger finger is unknown. However, many cases of trigger finger are caused by one of the following:

Overuse of the hand from repetitive motions
Computer operation
Machine operation
Repeated use of hand tools
Playing musical instruments
Inflammation caused by a disease
Rheumatoid arthritis

Risk Factors
The following factors increase your chance of developing trigger finger:

Age: 40 to 60
History of repetitive hand motions for work or play
Sex: female
History of certain diseases:
Rheumatoid arthritis

You will need to talk to your doctor about this potential connection. We have no affiliation with or knowledge of worker's comp so we can't help with that unfortunately.

September 25, 2017 - 3:31pm
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