The condition known as “trigger finger” affects the movement of the tendons when they bend the fingers toward the palm, called flexion. It can be caused by repeatedly grasping pistol-gripped power tools, driving for long hours, rheumatoid arthritis or tendon lacerations. A nodule is formed on the tendon, and when it gets too big, it can get caught behind the ligament when the finger is bent, causing the finger to lock in that position. There are homeopathic remedies for locked trigger finger.
Take Arnica at the first sign of muscle or joint pain, especially if the trigger finger has been caused by an injury. Arnica is the first and best medicine for all joint, muscle and tendon pains. It can be followed by Ruta graveolens 6 to reduce any inflammation. Arnica relieves the pain so you can focus on permanent homeopathic remedies for locked trigger finger such as Nux vomica, which is indicated for constriction of the fingers and pain when expanding the fingers, especially the tendons. Rhus toxicodendron is indicated for ligaments and limbs when movement is restricted.
Some of the same symptoms for arthritis are also seen in trigger finger; therefore some of the same homeopathic remedies are used for both. Cuprum metallicum is part of most homeopathic remedies for locked trigger finger and flexor cramps. It is a generic homeopathic single remedy. Use Bryonia for any limb pain that is worse when the limb is moved, mainly in the hands and knees. Try Calcarea fluorica when the pain is improved with heat and if nodes have developed. Use Aurum metallicum when the pain is worse at night and the locking fingers wake you up.
When the trigger finger is hot and swollen with sharp pain, Apis 30 can help. If the finger becomes swollen while at rest or in damp weather, and feels better when warm and/or moved, try Rhus tox to help alleviate swelling and inflammation.
You can buy homeopathic remedies for locked trigger finger from several sites online, as well as at many health food stores. Put several pellets from any one of the above homeopathic remedies in a dropper bottle and fill it with water. Shake the bottle so the pellets dissolve. Take one dropperful of the solution under your tongue several times a day. Shake the bottle each time you take the solution. Use these solutions for two or three days, then make a fresh batch if the symptoms continue.
Choose a homeopathic medicine that best correlates with your specific symptoms. If you decide to try healing yourself, carefully follow the instructions on the package and start out with lower potencies like 6X, 6C, 12X, 12C, 30X, or 30C, unless otherwise directed by a physician. For higher potencies, see your medical doctor or a homeopathic practitioner.