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how to relieve pain from a smashed finger

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
27 years experience General Surgery
Gel wrist pad!: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) occurs when the wrists are extended (held upward). When you type for extended periods, you must keep your wrists neutral ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Seems like: You've tried it already. However you could substitute the meloxicam for ibuprofen or naproxen OTC to see if that helps more. If that doesn't help I ... Read More
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Not enough info: Narcotics are not a treatment for arthritic types of pain. Try meloxicam and give it 2 weeks. If the pain persists have an orthopedist or rheumatologi ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Many remedies: available, you should see a doctor to decide what is appropriate for you.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
67 years experience Vascular Surgery
Keep it warm: There is not much to do for a single swollen finger. Keep it arm, wear warm gloves when going into cold weather, and avoid injury. At a young age it ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends on severity: A "pulled tendon" might describe a trigger finger or tendonitis that involves occasional locking of the digit. This can be treated often with deep mas ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Dry : Dry skin especially in the winter will show up on the flexible skin of the finger knuckles, the web spaces between fingers and the skin of the fingert ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Ciaglia
17 years experience Hand Surgery
Passive stretch: Finger stiffness is generally associated with increased fluid of the joints or tendons. By stretching the fingers slightly beyond their normal range ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Many treatments: First choice for garden variety "arthur" itis is generally acetaminophen. Next choice is non steroidal antiinflammatory drug such as ibuprofen. After ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends on the cause: Of the stiffness and numbness. More information would be helpful.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Uncertain may be: This may be hypermobility. You can use heat or wax parafin bath. Ask your physician to have you see a rheumatologist.

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