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How To Relieve Pain From A Smashed Finger
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
Taking 15mg Meloxicam or Hydrocodone did not relieve pain in for arthritic pain in little finger. What else can I take?
Many remedies: Available, you should see a doctor to decide what is appropriate for you. Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
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
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?
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?
Woke up with severe burning sensation of my left fingers, which is relief only when inserted water?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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