Trigger finger is a painful condition that results in painful locking or catching of thumb or fingers while trying to bend them. Basically, it causes fingers to get fixed in a bent position and when one tries to straighten or bend it, there occurs a snap. One or more fingers or even both hands can get affected by this condition. This article is all about the Trigger finger and Planet Ayurveda’s combination of herbal remedies to treat the condition naturally.
Trigger finger is also termed as Stenosing tenosynovitis and if only the thumb is affected, the condition is called trigger thumb. This painful condition is caused due to the inflammation which leads to narrowing of the space in the sheath found around the finger’s tendon. Severe form of trigger finger can lead to stiffness of fingers in bent position which is very painful. Usually, the people indulging in too much gripping actions repetitively are at high risk of getting affected by this condition. Women are more prone to it as compared to men and also diabetes increases its risk.
Signs and Symptoms
Trigger finger does not take severe form suddenly and advances from mild to severe form gradually. Some of the major signs and symptoms of this condition are:
- Stiffness of the fingers usually in the morning on waking up.
- Sensation of snapping or clicking on moving the finger.
- A bump or tender area at the affected finger’s base.
- Locking or catching of the finger in a bent position which becomes suddenly straight or pops up.
- Inability to straighten the locked finger in a bent position.
- Painful clicking worse on keeping the fingers still for long time and gets ameliorated by moving it.
- Symptoms become worse while trying to grasp anything firmly or trying to straighten the finger.
Bones are attached to muscles through fibrous cords known as tendons and a sheath surrounds these tendons uniformly for protecting them. Inflammation or irritation of this protective sheath results in a trigger finger because it makes tendons difficult to glide through the sheath while in motion. When this inflammation or irritation lasts for a longer period of time, this leads to thickening, scarring of sheath or formation of nodules in tendons worsening the movement of fingers.
There are certain factors which increases the chances of getting the trigger finger, like:
- Indulging in occupation or having hobbies involving repetitive grasping movement of hands or long gripping actions
- Certain health ailments like rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes
- Women are more prone
- Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome
Any elaborated tests are not needed for the diagnosis of trigger finger. Thorough medical history and detailed physical examination helps in the diagnosis of this condition by your doctor. During the physical exam, the patient is asked to do the gripping and grasping movements, opening and closing hands for checking the locking of fingers and tender areas. Palms are also checked to detect any nodule or lump present at the base of affected fingers.
Severity and duration of the trigger finger decides the treatment which one needs to be given. Usually in the modern medicine system, the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are given to alleviate the pain and relieve the inflammation of the sheath surrounding the tendon. Rest and stretching exercises are advised along with medicines. Surgery can also be advised in severe cases where a patient is not responding to the medicines.
Ayurveda can help in the treatment of trigger finger naturally and in a better way as there are several herbs offered by nature and different herbal combinations prepared using them adhering strictly to the Ayurvedic principles. All these herbs and herbal combinations possess therapeutic properties, which helps in relieving the inflammation of the tendons and surrounding sheath and relieves pain naturally without installing any chemicals or harming things in the body.
Herbal Remedies By Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda is known for its best quality of herbal medicines and products which pass through many quality check and standardization processes. It is a renowned herbal pharmaceutical company which has been serving the people for two decades. There are no chemicals, binders, additives, fillers, colors, preservatives or yeast present in these herbal products. These medicines or products are purely herbal, organic and vegetarian. For Trigger finger, Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies called “TF PACK“.
- Yograj Guggul
- Boswellia curcumin
- Joint Aid Plus
- Rumogin 5
1. Yograj Guggul
It is a combination of herbs like chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), guggul (Commiphora mukul), Jeeraka (Cuminum cyminum), Pippali (Piper longum), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Devdaru (Cedrus deodara), Mustaka (Citrus rotundus), Ardraka (Zingiber officinale), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), etc. Yograj guggul helps in relieving the swelling, stiffness of joints and also ameliorates the pain.
Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water.
2. Boswellia Curcumin
These herbal capsules are the combination of two herbs, i.e. Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Haridra (Curcuma longa). Boswellia curcumin is known as the natural painkiller which relieves the pain without harming any other organ of the body even if taken for long term.
Dosage– – Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.
It is the single herb capsule prepared using the standardized extract of herb possessing numerous therapeutic properties, i.e. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Ashwagandha capsules give strength to the bones and muscles and help in treating the underlying ailment.
Dosage – Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.
4. Joint Aid Plus
These are the multi herbal capsules which are prepared from various amazing medicinal herbs like Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Sonth (Zingiber officinale). Joint aid plus, as the name implies, strengthens the joints and relieves pain and inflammation in them. It helps in treating any type of joint ailments.
Dosage– Take 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.
5. Rumogin 5
These herbal capsules help in relieving the inflammation and pain, strengthen the joints thus, treating and preventing various diseases of joints and muscles. Rumogin 5 capsules are prepared using standardized extract of Maricha (Piper nigrum), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Pippali (Piper longum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), and Shallaki (Boswellia serrata).
Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.
Trigger fingers can be really troublesome, if not treated on time. However, the correctly chosen herbal remedies can help in effectively treating the condition.
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an Expert Ayurveda Consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.