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Doctor insights on: How To Relieve Pain From A Smashed Finger

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What can I do to relieve pain in fingers and hand from typing?

What can I do to relieve pain in fingers and hand from typing?

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 or downward to avoid this injury. All it takes is one of those gel pads in front of your keyboard! I have one for my mouse, too. Also take breaks. Maybe consider retraining into a job with no keyboard! Read more

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Taking 15mg Meloxicam or Hydrocodone did not relieve pain in for arthritic pain in little finger. What else can I take?

Taking 15mg Meloxicam or Hydrocodone did not relieve pain in for arthritic pain in little finger. What else can I take?

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 rheumatologist take a look. Read more

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How to relieve the pain of tendonitis in my finger?

How to relieve the pain of tendonitis in my finger?

Many remedies: Available, you should see a doctor to decide what is appropriate for you. Read more

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My finger get swelling due to winter. How I can relief from this problem?

My finger get swelling due to winter. How I can relief from this problem?

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 should correct itself. Read more

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What can you do to relieve the discomfort of a pulled tendon in your finger?

What can you do to relieve the discomfort of a pulled tendon in your finger?

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 massage and nsaids, possibly cortisone injection. Or, it might describe an injured or torn tendon in which case treatment will depend on which tendon and the degree of injury i.E anything from splinting to surgical repair. Read more

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I have developed dry patchy areas on some of my fingers which will break open and bleed. I have tried different things to cure some have actually relieved but none has actually cured.

I have developed dry patchy areas on some of my fingers which will break open and bleed. I have tried different things to cure some have actually relieved but none has actually cured.

I: I agree. It is probably dry skin or hand eczema. If the moisturizer (like cetaphil or cerave cream) underneath cotton gloves doesn't help, consider a trip to a dermatologist for a steroid cream/ointment to help improve your condition. I hope that helps. Read more

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What are some exercises that'll relieve my finger stiffness?

What are some exercises that'll relieve my finger stiffness?

Passive stretch: Finger stiffness is generally associated with increased fluid of the joints or tendons. By stretching the fingers slightly beyond their normal range of motion the tendons get stretched and the ligaments of the joints give a little. This produces relief. Read more

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Is there any treatment/relief for arthriis in the fingers? Mine are crooked and painful sometimes even waking me at night.

Is there any treatment/relief for arthriis in the fingers? Mine are crooked and painful sometimes even waking me at night.

Many treatments: First choice for garden variety "arthur" itis is generally acetaminophen. Next choice is non steroidal antiinflammatory drug such as ibuprofen. After that there are a wide variety of medications which can be tried. Some have potential side effects. Hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate, injections of steroids, topical agents, glucosamine / chondroitin, narcotics, etc. Read more

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What can I do to relieve a stiff and numb finger?

What can I do to relieve a stiff and numb finger?

Depends on the cause: Of the stiffness and numbness. More information would be helpful. Read more

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25 female here. I am having discomfort in my fingers mainly my middle fingers. The only relief I get is when I crack them?

25 female here. I am having discomfort in my fingers mainly my middle fingers. The only relief I get is when I crack them?

Uncertain may be: This may be hypermobility. You can use heat or wax parafin bath. Ask your physician to have you see a rheumatologist. Read more

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Before and after surgery on my wrist I was unable to staighten my fingers they are bend what can I do to relive this problem?

Before and after surgery on my wrist I was unable to staighten my fingers they are bend what can I do to relive this problem?

More: Information is needed. Wrist surgeries can be simple or very complex. They may involve tendons or not. Therapy is usually a great way to recover after surgery. Read more

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Smashed tip of finger up to, but not including, joint. No fracture on X-ray. No blue on nail. Swollen on fingerprint side. How do I relieve pressure?

Smashed tip of finger up to, but not including, joint. No fracture on X-ray. No blue on nail. Swollen on fingerprint side. How do I relieve pressure?

You can't: Paul, there is no procedure to remove the pressure. You can try icing the finger (bagged frozen peas for 20 min at a time), and antiinflammatories. Hope this helps! Read more

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Woke up with severe burning sensation of my left fingers, which is relief only when inserted water?

Woke up with severe burning sensation of my left fingers, which is relief only when inserted water?

Burning sensatjon: Very few things can do that---1). Nerve pinching at cervical spine level 2) or hypothyroidism 3). Also vitamin b6 deficiency in chronic alcoholic can do that too. Consult with your pmd. Read more

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I jammed my finger at school when I was at art class and now its throbbing in pain. How can I relieve it?

See details: Apply ice to the area. If it continues to be a major issue, have it x rayed to rule out fracture. Read more

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My uncle was jus in a car accident his entire left side is numb his finger is becoming swollen what can he do to relive some pain?

My uncle was jus in a car accident his entire left side is numb his finger is becoming swollen what can he do to relive some pain?

Needs evaluation: If the entire left side is numb and swollen finger he needs go see doctor or urgent clinic for evaluation soon. Meanwhile OTC pain meds as per label instructiins. Read more

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What relieves stinging fingers n toes? No swelling or dis coloring. Nerve endings?

It depends: The first issue is one needs to determine the cause. Is anxiety or is there an underlying neurologic issue? That answer will determine the most appropriate treatment. Read more

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What can I do to relieve oa pain in my hands? My fingers swell up so bad that I can't bend them & it's very painful

What can I do to relieve oa pain in my hands? My fingers swell up so bad that I can't bend them & it's very painful

Heat and ice: But ice in 15 minute intervals only may help a lot and is often undervalued for swelling after a long day Heat helps sooth stiff joints especially in the AM, warm water in the shower, NOT TOO HOT, no burns Making oneself put fingers through a gentle FULL Range everyday and oftern can ease discomfort and that tight feeling in the knuckles OTC meds in moderation may help but check with your PCP Read more

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Any reason to worry -my right middle finger tip is incredibley numb, I've wiggled it and moved around for twenty minutes no relief!

Any reason to worry -my right middle finger tip is incredibley numb, I've wiggled it and moved around for twenty minutes no relief!

Finger Numbness: Isolated numbness in the middle finger without any mention of pain may be related to compression of the digital nerve. Even then there is a nerve on both sides of the finger and it is hard to explain unless you are wearing a ring that is too tight. Sometimes this numbness can occur from a disc herniation at c6-7 but not without radiating pain down the arm. Read more

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What can be done to fix torn ligaments in your fingers or thumb. Because its very painful. Also. What medicines can be taken for relief?

What can be done to fix torn ligaments in your fingers or thumb. Because its very painful. Also. What medicines can be taken for relief?

Depends: It depends on the degree of the tear (partial of complete), the position of the bones against each other, the degree of the diasthasis (separation). Simple tears may be treated with buddy taping or finger splints, whereas complex ones may require surgical correction. Simple analgesics such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen/naproxen are usually enough to subdue the pain. Read more

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Looking for relief of thumb trigger finger, the popping of the thumb happens when I relax at sleep....

Looking for relief of thumb trigger finger, the popping of the thumb happens when I relax at sleep....

Le me help you: Treatment for trriger thumb wll be. This includes oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, steroid injection, and judicious use of a a hand-based splint that prevents motion of the metacarpophalangeal (mp) and interphalangeal (ip) joints of the thumb (each maintained in 15 degrees of flexion). If those do not work surgery is very effective. Read more

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