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Herbal Treatment For Pill Rolling Finger Motion
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
Sesmoiditis custom orthotics w cutouts, ice, nsaid don't work. Only not walking on it works, and i can't just stop walking. What treatment would b next?
Took Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack for gouty arthritis. Better but 3 finger tips on each hand are numb and tingling. Normal for gout?
Is ice an effective non-drug treatment for trigger finger alongside splint? How long to ice if it is? Thumb is swollen at joint.
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)
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
Fx foot/ankle w/ elec. Pain shooting out. Can't keep boot causes pain in my calf.Is there a better option or alternative. Already using nsaids ice?
Compression or a brace for ankle tendonitis? Other home care treatments? Swelling & pain. Thank you!
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