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Acupuncture for Trigger Finger

Posted by Peng Zhang on Friday, May 25, 2018, In : Muscular-skeletal system 
71-year-old musician Christine had developed a trigger finger from enthusiastic violin practising. The ring finger on her left hand was hurting and got stuck in a very bent position. She couldn't straighten it even with the help from the other hand. Her elbow and shoulder hurt as well. On physical exam I found tension in her neck and shoulder. So I did acupuncture and moxabustion in her neck, shoulder and forearm. When came back a week later, she was so amazed that her finger was already stra...

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Acupuncture for Tenosynovitis - Typical Case

Posted by Peng Zhang on Monday, December 10, 2012, In : Muscular-skeletal system 
76-year-old Ron came to see me in 2009 for a problem in his right hand. He had a pain in the centre of the palm and his middle finger would lock when it bent, and he had to use the other hand to straighten it out. This condition is called "tenosynovitis", which is a local inflammation causing thickening in the tendon sheath. Because the movement of the tendon is restricted by the thickened tendon sheath, the finger is locked in a bending position, which is called "trigger finger". I found a f...
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