The first step in treatment of a trigger finger is often a cortisone injection. How helpful is a cortisone shot? A recent study looked at the available data for trigger fingers and cortisone injections and found that 57% of patients had effective treatment with the shot. Therefroe, albot half of patients got better after the injection.
- Fleisch, SB, et al. "Corticosteroid Injections in the Treatment of Trigger Finger" J. Am. Acad. Ortho. Surg., March 2007; 15: 166 - 171.