Do your fingers get stuck in a bent position when you try to open your fist? You may have a trigger finger and you need to make an appointment with the leading hand doctor in Manchester, Dr. Vipul Dua. Dr. Vipul Dua, M.D. is a highly experienced and top-rated orthopedic surgeon who provides exceptional orthopedic care. He treats patients on an individual basis and believes in exploring the use of conservative treatments prior to surgical intervention. His practice provides state of the art nonsurgical and minimally invasive surgical care including arthroscopic procedures and robotic-assisted joint replacement procedures of the hip and knee, so that you may rapidly return to activity. Our professional and friendly staff focuses on patient education, comfort, and quick recovery. Dr. Dua offers comprehensive treatments to many orthopedic problems including trigger finger, robotic-assisted hip and knee surgery, minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy), primary hip and knee reconstruction or replacement, partial knee replacement, hip and knee revision surgery, shoulder dislocations, shoulder surgery including rotator cuff repair, fracture surgery, and arthritis management.
A trigger finger is a painful condition that affects the tendons in the fingers or thumb. It causes one or more fingers to snap or lock when the hands are opened or closed. A trigger finger is difficult to straighten out. While the causes of trigger finger are unknown, it is thought that inflammation causes the tendon and tendon sheath to swell, resulting in the condition. Once your condition is diagnosed by the hand doctor in Manchester, trigger finger treatments may include stretching the fingers, putting ice on the affected fingers, getting a splint, and anti-inflammation medications. Oral medications that help fight inflammation include naproxen, ibuprofen and diclofenac. For the fastest and most effective treatment, local cortisone injections are administered into the tendon sheath around the affected tendon or thumb to reduce inflammation. In very serious cases where none of the above treatments work, surgery may be necessary.
Our respected hand doctor in Manchester places an emphasis on creating a partnership with his patients to effectively treat your trigger finger or any other orthopedic conditions you may have. Dr. Dua recognizes that informed, proactive patients make better health care choices, are more secure in their decisions, and recover faster. When you come in to the office, you are greeted warmly by a welcoming, experienced staff who are skilled and knowledgeable. We understand how difficult it is to live with the annoyance and discomfort of trigger fingers and work diligently to make you feel better.