Trigger Finger is an annoying condition which can affect any finger including the thumb and typically occurs as a result of repetitive use such as texting, gaming or occupational practices and more prevalent in females and people who have diabetes.
Traditional treatment options include using a finger brace, steroid injections, anti-inflammatory medications and even surgery for severe cases.
Acupuncture is highly regarded for management of musculoskeletal issues such as pain management and triage of sports injuries. The treatment of this condition in Chinese medicine varies slightly from person to person. The muscles of the arm, hand and fingers are evaluated to locate trigger points which when stimulated with light electrical frequency disinhibit stuck muscle memory for greater flexibility.
Symptoms of trigger finger are easily managed for mild to medium cases with acupuncture alone and may compliment traditional therapies for severe cases possibly preventing the necessity for surgery.
As all conditions and treatment outcomes differ from person to person, consult your practitioner to see if acupuncture may be helpful for your condition and request a treatment plan. As a general guide 3-4 treatments might be appropriate for a newer, acute injury and 6-8 treatments for a condition which is more chronic.