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Herbal Treatment For Short Fingers
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
Is drug treatment for depression a long-term solution or only for a short period? Do some doctors recommend lifestyle changes over medications?
Yes to all: Some people have a traumatic event and take meds for a short period. Some people have a chemical imbalance and just need to take the medication regularly. Lifestyle changes and resolving issues should always be the first option. Unfortunately, lifesyle changes and resolving issues is more easily said than done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies with patients: If rotocaps contain steroids, they would be one part of the asthma treatment. Other meds include ipatropium, bronchodilators, singulair, (montelukast) etc... One can work with his doctor to decrease medicine use, but if the choice is between using inhalers or being sick, it is better to use the meds and not be sick. Each patient should find what is the most effective combination of meds for him. ...Read more
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
Is electric stimulation and short wave therapy for shoulder muscle treatment both equally effective? Please advise!
Currently having a homeopathy treatment for hair loss. Can the use of levitra (vardenafil) would interfere with my treatment?
Homeopathy & Levitra (vardenafil): Ask your homeopath, but Levitra (vardenafil) should not interfere with your homeopathic treatment. If your homeopath is well trained & your body can recover from the hair loss (as in some cases of alopecia and trichitillomania, etc) you have a good chance of positive results. Pharmaceuticals which more frequently interfere with homeopathic treatment are steroids and antibiotics. ...Read more
How effective is medical Marijuana for temporal arteritis? And how safe are corticosteroids? And please no discussion of politics over MM
Can I take horse chestnut supplements 300 mg. during treatment and after treatment for sclerotherapy for vascular health & support? Any interactions
Horse chestnut supplements 300 mg.: Yes, Standardized Extract With added Rutin A Dietary Supplement Vegetarian/Vegan Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is commonly used in European herbalism. It has many active constituents, including saponins and flavones, which have been scientifically shown to support the integrity of the vascular system and connective tissue. Rutin, a powerful free radical scavenger,... ...Read more
I am diagnosed with Trigonitis and offered surgery as treatment. Are thete other options for treatment? which is best? Thanks
Yes: There are many causes for trigonitis. Surgery rarely treats any of them. Sometimes a surgery called cystoscopy is needed to look at the trigone and bladder to help determine the cause. Diet (avoiding caffeine and tomatoes,and carbonation), avoiding nicotine, and getting plenty of fluid intake are all helpful in controlling trigonitis. ...Read more
For how many years Requip (ropinirole) is an effective treatment for Parkinson's as the decease progresses?
That Depends : Requip (ropinirole) is not a cure nor will it lessen the progression (or I'm unaware of such evidence)....however it's benefit on symptoms of a movement disorder may be present as long as you take the medication, possibly many years. If you think it may no longer be effective, then discuss with provider. Maybe a dosage adjustment or maybe a trial off/on the medication is reasonable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is infusion therapy for non responsive chronic migraine a tested, safe and efficacious therapy ? Are the benefits temporary or long lasting ?
Infusion therapy: If the patient is rebounding, inpatient management or ambulatory infusion treatment may be required. It is safe, evidence based and effective in the majority cases. Major concerns are: comorbid medical illness that may require monitoring and allows only short-term follow-up. I use modified Meyers cocktail for my patients. Good luck. ...Read more
Finding the cause: Burning in extremities is a sign of sick nerves (neuropathy). Several common causes include diabetes, thyroid disease, b12 (rarely before age 70), heavy metal poisoning (rare), toxicity from medications (DDI (didanosine) and other HIV medications... pretty common)> several of these are treatable conditions. Otherwise medications are the next best step. ...Read more
For specific things: Such as congenitally short fingers there are time when function is imporvoed by lengthening a digit but this is a rare occurrence. For a "normal functioning hand" with all the digits there is no cosmetic way that would successfully lengthen fingers. Even in congenitally short fingers it is a very controversial subject as it has a very limited functional indication ( very select cases). ...Read more
Brachy dactyly.: Shortened fingers or toes is also known as brachy dactyly. The shortness can be due to either abnormally short phalanges in either the fingers or toes or shortening of either the metacarpals or metatarsals. There are several different types of brachy dactyly depending on which digits and which bones in the digits are involved. ...Read more
No : There is notGet a more detailed answer ›
Short fingers: = Brachydactyly- which may be seen in a number of medical conditions. ...Read more
Not possible: Be happy with what you have.Get a more detailed answer ›
No : Not without a high risk of losing significant function. ...Read more
I am male and 18, and I have small hands and short fingers. Is there anything I can do to make them bigger?
No: There is nothing you can do to make your hands and fingers bigger. Sorry. ...Read more
What to do if I'm having abnormally short fingers (brachydactyly) is inherited as a sex-linked recessive trait. a man with brach?
Nothing at 50: At your age there are no surgical interventions that would be successful in reconstruction. I would advise a genetic counseling appointment ,as there are many forms of brachydactyly with different degrees of genetic penetration and associated abnormalities, to better understand your situation and the potential for its impact on your relatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi i'm from iran and i'm very short only 4, 6 and I have small finger of hand and foot please tell me i can use stem cell therapy for growing fingers?
Hurt pinky finger as a kid, didn't seek treatment, middle knuckle sticks out side and painfully pops in when bent, what could be done to straighten.
Finger splint: It sounds like you have either a mallet finger, or trigger finger. My orthopedist tried me on these oval 8 finger splints and my trigger fingers on both hands got better after a few weeks of wearing them. You can either see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis, or look for "finger splint" in ebay and try them out. ...Read more
I have a wart on my finger that doesn't want to go away i've tried the freeze away treatment multiple times and still hasn't gone away any solutions?
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