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How To Treat Trigger Thumb
-Otis of the thumb flexor. There is swelling that forms a problem for it 2 glide thu the confining pulley. Since the flexor is much stronger than the extensor, when U flex the thumb the swollen part is able 2 B pulled thru the pulley, but when U try 2 extend it feels locked, but then pops thru the pulley, & hence the name trigger thumb. U feel the snap ...Read more
Stretch & evaluate: I would expect your name to be something more like carpe mannus rather than carpe diem. Spasms are generally relieved by slow and progressive passive stretching of the effected muscle. Spasms can be caused by a variety of reasons including electrolyte abnormalities, denervation, endocrinologic diseases, seizure, nerve compression, etc. If this recurs discuss with your primary care physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
FInger infections: Need 1. To be evaluated by a medical provider after that the treatment options may be, oral or IV antibitiocs, soaks or compresses, splinting or even surgery. The plan needs to be made and modified depending upon hw the intital treament works. Some conditons need emergency surgery immediatley. Finger infections can spread to the hand and the deep structures fast so back to number one.. Get seen. ...Read more
Reduce joint: Reduced means to put the joint back into place, A dislocation needs the right post injury care. Small fractures that may seem unimportant to many physicians who are not trained to evaluate finger injuries can result in problems so see a hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scoliosis & pain: Scoliosis often causes pain in the muscles of the back due to the asymmetric stress of the curvature. This may be in the form of myofascial pain with trigger points that may respond to injection of local anesthetic followed by stretching. Scoliosis may also produce spasm that may respond to the application of ice, medications such as cyclobenzaprine or injection of Botulinum toxin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many Possibilities: Prolotherapy typically by itself will cause ligaments to tighten up, usually due to scarring or fibrosis of the ligaments. However now prolotherapy is used to introduce new blood supply to the area and then many times following it with the prp and/or stem cells in the area can repair the tissue/ligaments by the hopes that the stem cells regenerate the same normal tissue type. Regenexx.Com ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: Trigger finger is thought to be associated with "overuse syndromes." however, it is difficult to determine what constitutes overuse of the hands! everyone uses their hands for everything. It is also seen in association with diseases like diabetes mellitus and rheumatoid arthritis. Corticosteroid injections can generally be quite effective at treating trigger fingers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One or two.: Unless you have primary hyperparathyroidism, which need be checked , and a low 25-oh vit d, then vitamin d3 and adequate calcium will help. Pth drives calcium into cartilage and a factor in the dx. The only other dietary issue: iron overload, hemochromatosis, must be exclude. Nsaids with low dose Colchicine will help. But treat the underlying problem, if they can be found. ...Read more
These are 2 very di-: Fferent conditions; 1: in trigger thumb, the tunnel of tissue in which the tendon passes, narrows enough to cause the triggering (catching) sensation when its moved; 2: in ct syndrome, the main nerve (median) is trapped in a tunnel and pressed against the thick ligament, which forms the roof of the tunnel, resulting in pain, discomfort and numbness/tingling in fingers. ...Read more
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