Before I go to see a doctor about what I think is a trigger finger, is there anything I can do at home for it?
While it's always best to get a doctor to confirm what the problem is so that you don't end up doing any more damage to your finger, there are some at-home treatments that people use for relief of trigger finger. They include: - Icing the area for up to 15 minutes at a time to relieve swelling and pain - Over-the-counter pain medications (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen or aspirin - Splints at night to keep the finger in a naturally more straightened position - Reducing actions that may aggravate the condition