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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) a good medicine for hand pain and swelling?

Is Neurontin (gabapentin) a good medicine for hand pain and swelling?

Neurontin/hand pain : There are many reasons for hand pain. If there is suspected nerve problems causing the pain, Neurontin (gabapentin) may help. Swelling will not be helped and Neurontin (gabapentin) can actually cause swelling in the hands, legs and feet in some people. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Which medicine is good for knee pain and swelling?

Which medicine is good for knee pain and swelling?

Depends....: There are medications or other modalities which are used in managing swelling around the knee. Medications such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) are useful, but you should be aware of the potential side effects of these medications, particularly for extended use. Ice is often your best friend when suffering from swelling around the knee. The best treatment is to treat the cause of the swelling. ...Read more

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What is a good OTC pain medicine for a broken limb injury?

What is a good OTC pain medicine for a broken limb injury?

None: Can't really think of an OTC med strong enough to quell the pain of a broken limb. Usually narcotic pain relievers would be used. I never recommend NSAIDS like Advil or Aleve when you need healing as they do relieve pain, but they also interfere with the healing process, potentially prolonging the healing phase.You're pretty much left with Tylenol (acetaminophen). If no choice & really need relief, use an NSAID. ...Read more

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What type of doctor is better to see for treatment of small fiber neuropathy in the legs- a neurologist or a pain management doctor? pain is bad

What type of doctor is better to see for treatment of small fiber neuropathy in the legs- a neurologist or a pain management doctor? pain is bad

Neurologist: Needs include metabolic screen, and medical therapy....possible NCV or LP . ( neurology) You likely will not need pain pumps, injections or morphine ( pain MD) ...Read more

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Is the Chinese medicine really effective to a problem of sore and stiff shoulder? Or a pain relieve patch is better? Thank you!:D

Is the Chinese medicine really effective to a problem of sore and stiff shoulder?
Or a pain relieve patch is better? Thank you!:D

Chinese Med may Help: It depends on what is in the Chinese formula. Turmeric and Boswella are two powerful anti-inflammatory herbs that are popular in the west, and may be included in a formula of Chinese medicine. Topical DMSO (horse liniment) is also a very effective anti-inflammatory pain reliever. Pain relieving patches merely mask the symptoms, without relieving the underlying inflammation. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for arteritis pain in the neck? Steroids? Pain meds?

What is a good treatment for arteritis pain in the neck?  Steroids?  Pain meds?

Usually Steroids: Your doctor will likely prescribe corticosteroids taken by mouth. Corticosteroids are often started even before a biopsy confirms the diagnosis. Aspirin may also be recommended. Most people begin to feel better within a few days after starting treatment. However, you need to take medications for 1 - 2 years. The dose of corticosteroids is slowly reduced. ...Read more

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What's a good pain med for RA in the hands?

What's a good pain med for RA in the hands?

All NSAIDS !: While all nsaids are effective, it is more essential that inflammation is under control, both for arthritis progression, but also for prevention of an early heart attack or stroke. Inflammation damages the ling of blood vessels and accelerates atherosclerosis. But more specific to your question, diclofenac gel or Ketoprofen gel work well, and use of capscacin creams can help as wsell. ...Read more

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What is the best pain killer for a broken foot and ankle?

What is the best pain killer for a broken foot and ankle?

Proper fracture care: ice, elevation, imobilization if needed deters pain and promotes healing. OTC nasals in limited quantities typically do not hinder fracture healing. Best rx for pain is proper treatment! ...Read more

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Is there a stronger medicine than percocet for treating my fibromyalgia and back pain?

Is there a stronger medicine than percocet for treating my fibromyalgia and back pain?

Truly fibromyalgia?: It is also important to ensure that you don't have otherwise correctable tendinopathies, vit d deficiency, abnormal postural syndromes, leg length discrepencies, symptomatic spondylosis, unresolved ligament sprains, or hormone deficiencies, etc. These are all exceedingly common yet frequently missed (or misdiagnosed) as "fibromyalgia", yet none will respond well to opiates in the long run. ...Read more

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What is the most recommended pain medication for hand joint pain?

What is the most recommended pain medication for hand joint pain?

Start with Tylenol (acetaminophen): Persistent pain should be checked out. Overuse of tylenol type medications (acetaminophen) can cause liver and kidney problems. The typical nsaid's like ibuprofen, Aleve (naproxen) and even occasional Aspirin can work, also. Bottom line is you need to find out what is causing the pain, so you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any pain relieving medication that i can take for a shoulder fracture?Preferably a medication with less side effects if possible.Thanks

Is there any pain relieving medication that i can take for a shoulder fracture?Preferably a medication with less side effects if possible.Thanks

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or acetomino: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or acetominiphen woud be fine and over the counter NSAIDs like ibuprofen and naproxen at your age should have very low risks. These questions are best asked to your physicians. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC pain medicine for a sprained knee?

What is the best OTC pain medicine for a sprained knee?

Knee sprain: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Persistent ankle pain after fracture, is there a good painkiller that will help?

Need to get source: Simply masking pain after fracture may not be appropriate. It is important to determine why there is still pain. Are you still in acute recovery or is this now a chronic process. See a specialist for this such as a foot and ankle trained podiatrist. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for hand joint pain?

What is the best medication for hand joint pain?

Nsaiids: I have found most nsaids to be helpful for these problems i would start with some advil (ibuprofen) or aleve you might require a prescription nsaid to get the best result with the least side effects. ...Read more

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What is a good medication for pain from arthritis when hydrocodone and percocet do not work?

What is a good medication for pain from arthritis when hydrocodone and percocet do not work?

Arthritis pain: You have osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis? For oa-use pain patch, joint injection, pt, acupuncture ; joint replacement by orthopedist, if pain is debilitating. For ra, see rheumatologist for steroids, Methotrexate ; disease modifying agents. Thanks. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use tramadol/ultracet for pain relief for tendonitis on my hand/wrist?

Is it okay to use tramadol/ultracet for pain relief for tendonitis on my hand/wrist?

need treatment: While this medication will relieve pain it will not treat the underlying problem http://www.Assh.Org/public/pages/handsurgeons.Aspx see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Is Amitriptyline and venlafaxine a good combo for neuropathic pain ?

Is Amitriptyline and venlafaxine a good combo for neuropathic pain ?

Sometimes these help: Sometimes amitriptyline is helpful for neuropathic pain. It may or may not help to add venlafaxine. Some people feel it helps, some people feel it does not. Everyone responds to the medicines differently. In principle these can both help, and they are worth a try. ...Read more

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What is a good pain medicine to control the pain of a diabetic ulcer?

Cure the ulcer: Curing the ulcer and normalizing your blood sugar is the best method. Actually, the pain is a good sign, since it shows you still have sensory nerve function in that area. If the pain is severe, check w/your doctor or get a referral to a pain clinic. ...Read more

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What is a good pain medicine to control the pain of a diabetic ulcer?

What is a good pain medicine to control the pain of a diabetic ulcer?

Many options.: Topical capsaicin may be helpful for some, while others may benefit with oral medication such as Pregabalin (lyrica), Amitriptyline (elavil), duloxetine (cymbalta), Gabapentin (neurontin), Carbamazepine (tegretol), or valproate (depakote) to reduce the painful symptoms in the feet due to neuropathy. Watch you sugar intake, and have your vitamin b levels checked and supplemented as necessary. ...Read more

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Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation ...Read more


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Neurontin (Definition)

Neurontin is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more