Trigger Thumb in Left Hand. Could It Be From Carpal Tunnel Surgery?
I have recently developed trigger thumb in my left hand, I am right handed.
My family doctor thinks it may be a flare up of gout.
I have taken 2 meds but to no avail.
Can you advise and could this be related to carpal tunnel surgery? I had it on both hands about 5 years ago.
Why does your doctor think that you have gout?? are your hand/thumb joints red, swollen, painful, etc? Did it come on suddenly?
Here's a diagnostic tool for you. Go buy a bottle of real cherry juice. Drink it over a few days/a week. If that doesn't make it go away, it's (probably) not gout.
If it's Trigger Finger and/or Trigger Thumb, then that's a different ballgame.
And that can totally be related to Carpal Tunnel surgery.
Carpal Tunnel and Tendonitis share a dynamic of tight muscles and constrictive connective tissue.
Cutting in there causes scar tissue and more constriction and the scar tissue binds and pulls injured tissues together.
Surgery does not fix the Pain Causing Dynamic.
And surgery certainly didn't eradicate the REASON you had carpal tunnel in both sides. Surgeyr is not a fix for carpal tunnel since it doesn't REVERSE the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome dynamic.
Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert