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Herbal Treatment For Finger Tingling
Refers to altered sensation not quite numb ( while numb means no sensation It is the same type of feeling one feels when the finger first starts to falll asleep Tingling generally means the sensory nerves are working but to a lesser degree than normal whereas numbness implies a more severe. Problem. People often use the words numbness and tingling together ...Read more
What treatment is available for finger contraction in severe rheumatoid arthritis. Is urgent treatment needed for fingers contracted over 12 hrs?
Nerve or joint: You may have subluxation of the finger joint or a dislocated joint. The finger problem can also be due to abnormal pull of a tendon that has slipped. Hopefully that there is no nerve paralysis causing your finger deformity. Yes you should see your rheumatologist as soon as possible who may refer you to an occupational therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A mallet finger: Is when the extensor tendon at the tip of a finger ruptures. The rupture of this tendon can involve the tendon alone, be associated with a small bone fragment or fracture or can be associated with a fracture that requires significant care. The fingertip joint cannot extend and droops or lags despite effort to activley extend. http://tinyurl.com/y6wr3ykm ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrone? I have tried anti-inflammatories, bengay, tiger balm, physical therapy.
Cyanosis: Cyanosis can be a manifestation of a systemic diease see your doctor. ...Read more
Any suggestions for artritucs in wrist & hand pain? Best over-the-counter meds. Pain is 4 out of 10.
Arthritis?: Depending on age, general health and proper diagnosis of your arthritis, there may be many treatments. Pending any underlying kidney, heart or other problems, nsaid's and acetamenophen are good otc's for pain. Rest, ice, heat, splinting and other treatments may help. I would suggest getting a good exam and testing for diagnosis and go from there. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rest when it hurts: The most important treatment for any problem is to find the cause & eliminate it. Overuse injuries (typing, texting, manually labor intensive jobs) require rest & good preventive measures. Initially 'rice'; (rest ice, compress & elevate). Long term use high grade omega-3 fatty acids w/ glucosamine & chondroiton as well as making sure vit. D levels are good. Nsaids & analgesics as a last resort. ...Read more
New diagnosis of lower spine arthritis. I am 62 .Any treatment available beyond palliatives and pain relief? Can it be cured?
Pain in the back: I have degenerative disk disease myself. I find that the over the counter preparation called: osteo-bi-flex really helps, but it takes a month or two to kick in. It contains glucosamine, chondroitin and something called msm. Be sure and discuss with your physician and good luck to you. ...Read more
Migraine phases: Migraine is not just headaches, as there are pro-dromal periods of malaise prior to the pain, and about 24 hrs of post-dromal symptoms, which could include paresthesias, such as pins and needles. Best approaches are to stop headache asap with a triptan or prevent the headache period. Work with a headache specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Warm Soaks: Hard to be more specific from your description. A paranychia is a common infection around the finger nail and can cause this. Usually warm soaks help, but if symptoms get worse you may need antibiotics. Get it checked out by your doctor if soaking doesn't help. ...Read more
Are there any alternatives to medication for alleviating trigger finger pain and arthritis in both hands?
Phonophotesis: Phonophoresis is effective for trigger finger. Phonophotesis is application of a steroid gel by way of ultrasound. This is a physical medicine modality used by physiatrists (pm&r specialist). The steroid application can relieve the inflamed pulley system of the finger tendon. If this is not helpful then a hand surgeon consult is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is better: Naproxen or Voltaren (diclofenac) for trigger finger (thumb) treatment? Want least side effects but effective inflammation treatment.
Naproxen v Voltaren (diclofenac): That's like asking if Batman is better than Superman! Both Naproxen & Voltaren (diclofenac) are NSAIDs. For that matter, so is Ibuprofen. It's just that Naproxen & Ibuprofen are available w/o prescription in States whereas Voltaren (diclofenac) requires prescription. Because they're all NSAIDs, they function exactly the same. For each drug, risk & benefit varies depending upon dose. In the end, only you can decide which 4u ...Read more
Sensoryreading-25 loosing sensation in toes of feet, pain, tingling.Canby any means process be stopped advise medicine and other physical treatments?
Motrin, cold packs: Treatment for a jammed finger includes: rest, cold packs, & elevating that hand up to the chest. Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) for 3 days helps reduce the swelling & pain. One can "buddy splint" by taping the injured finger to the finger next to it for a few days. If the pain is severe, the finger crooked, or the range of motion significantly decreased, a primary or orthopedic doctor can evaluate & do an x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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