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Which is better: Naproxen or Voltaren (diclofenac) for trigger finger (thumb) treatment? Want least side effects but effective inflammation treatment.

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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Pill Rolling (Definition)

Pill rolling tremor is a repetitive circular movement of the thumb against the index finger. This may ...Read more


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What treatment is available for finger contraction in severe rheumatoid arthritis. Is urgent treatment needed for fingers contracted over 12 hrs?

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 more

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Can I use a soft physiothrpyhand exerciser ball for stiffness of wrist and hand aftr cast ,kwires removal bennet fracture?

Can I use a soft physiothrpyhand exerciser ball for stiffness of wrist and hand aftr cast ,kwires removal bennet fracture?

Yes: Yes, but soft clay might be better as a ball will not allow the range of motion of your fingers to omprive ...Read more

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How effective is RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) for treating tennis elbow?

How effective is RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) for treating tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow: tennis elbow is caused by degeneration of a tendon at its insertion at the outside of your elbow. It is not easy to treat. The first line is rest ice anti-inflammatory medications. Stretching can help. Physical therapy may use a scraping of the tissue thru the skin to stimulate healing. Shots of steroid are usually only tempory relief. Sometimes surgery is the last choice. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a sprained ankle i've tried using a bag of ice i've also taken ibuprofen and have also tried heat with little effect ?

What is the best treatment for a sprained ankle i've tried using a bag of ice i've also taken ibuprofen and have also tried heat with little effect ?

RICE: Initially, recommendations are to decrease the swelling with rest, ice, compression (like and ace bandage or foam) and elevation of the feet. Heat increases the swelling and will probably increase the pain until the swelling has gone down. Strengthening exercises once the swelling is down include writing the abc's with your ankle. You should also consider wearing a brace for risky activities. ...Read more

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Homeopathic treatment for finger pains like arthritis?

Homeopathic treatment for finger pains like arthritis?

Homeopathic : Save your money. Talk to your doctor about otc capsaicin, or other treatments after you get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Treatment for dequervain's tenosynovitis question i developed dequervain's tenosynovitis (right side) and saw an orthopedic surgeon. He sent me to physical therapy. The pt suggested using a splint for immobilization, and gave me one. The following week

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Treatment for dequervain's tenosynovitis question i developed dequervain's tenosynovitis (right side) and saw an orthopedic surgeon. He sent me to physical therapy.  The pt suggested using a splint for immobilization, and gave me one.  The following week

In : In general it is beneficial to protect and rest muscles and tendons that are acutely inflamed and painful. Splinting, taping, ice and oral antiinflammatory agents such as Ibuprofen are helpful. Once the pain has subsided and the joints are stiff, then range of motion and gentle activity is most useful. I guess in a way they are both right. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is JAS wrist brace a good option for home therapy program after distal radius surgery, to recover ROM in wrist?

Is JAS wrist brace a good option for home therapy program after distal radius surgery, to recover ROM in wrist?

Dynamic splinting: can help a stiff wrist but one must be certain that the potential to improve is there and that the boney anatomy will tolerate this. The most important person to ask is your treating hand or orthopedic surgeon in conjuction with a plan from your therpist. these splints cannot substitute for therapy they are used in controlled situations, be careful not to irritate or inure tissues ...Read more

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Any suggestions for artritucs in wrist & hand pain? Best over-the-counter meds. Pain is 4 out of 10.

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 more

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I have a plantars wart on my foot. I have tried duct tape exclusion therapy, liquid n2 treatments (many treatments bydermatologist), and three laser treatments by a podiatrist; none worked. Can you suggest some other advice/therapies?

I have a plantars wart on my foot. I have tried duct tape exclusion therapy, liquid n2 treatments (many treatments bydermatologist), and three laser treatments by a podiatrist; none worked. Can you suggest some other advice/therapies?

Surgical excision: Since all of the other treatments have failed, the only good option left would be to surgically excise the warts. This can be done as an office procedure under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Is ice an effective non-drug treatment for trigger finger alongside splint? How long to ice if it is? Thumb is swollen at joint.

Is ice an effective non-drug treatment for trigger finger alongside splint? How long to ice if it is? Thumb is swollen at joint.

Probably not: because trigger finger is caused by chronic, not acute, inflammation. But trigger finger does not usually present with swelling. Ask your doctor if it could be something else. ...Read more

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Tfcc injured from punching a bag. On a splint for 3 months, big improvement but still a sharp pain at the end of pronation. Next step?(sport medicine)

Tfcc injured from punching a bag. On a splint for 3 months, big improvement but still a sharp pain at the end of pronation. Next step?(sport medicine)

Doctor visit: It is time to see your Doctor again, and probably get an MRI study with arthrography to determine if your TFCC injury is something that will heal by itself with conservative therapy or not. If there is a significant tear, it may not heal without surgery. ...Read more

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CERVICAL VERTIGO & tinnitus. Began since chiropractor treatment with impulse instrument. What treatment to make it stop Ice/Aleve/Further adjustment?

CERVICAL VERTIGO & tinnitus. Began since chiropractor treatment with impulse instrument. What treatment to make it stop Ice/Aleve/Further adjustment?

Tinnitus: You should see an MD for a full exam. A physician will determine if you have pulsatile versus non pulsatile tinnitus. A hearing exam is indicated. An ENT then scopes your Eustachian tube to see if it is patulous-another cause. MRI of the IAC in your brain indicated to rule out tumors in severe unilateral tinnitus. Specialty tinnitus clinic good idea find one. Try white noise for sleep. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. James Hocker
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