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Is there any promising research being done for trigger finger treatment?

Is there any promising research being done for trigger finger treatment?

Yes and No: Surgery is the truly option with the best success rate. Steroid injections help but are temporary, weaken the joint and tissue and bone, and become less effective over time. Discuss the best options, even occupational hand therapy, with your hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Trigger Finger (Definition)

A condition in which a finger gets stuck in a bent position ...Read more


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Is there any promising research being done on fibromyalgia?

Is there any promising research being done on fibromyalgia?

Yes: I have examined numerous persons with fibromyalgia, and the unifying finding has been pelvic girdle instability secondary to childbirth, trauma, and/or joint hypermobility syndrome. I first published my methods of evaluation in 2009 in the september issue of practical pain management. I also have placed a booklet on line at my pain board at quora.Com (free). ...Read more

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Is there any research is being done on neurofibromatosis (nf)?

Is there any research is being done on neurofibromatosis (nf)?

Yes: Research teams located the exact position of the NF1 gene on chromosome 17.Product of NF1 gene is a large and complex protein called neurofibromin,which is primarily active in nervous cells as a regulator of cell division.Intensive efforts have let to the identification of the NF2 gene on chromosome 22. NF2 gene product is a tumor-suppressor protein called merlin.Ongoing research to discover genes ...Read more

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Is there any research being done/someone working on a cure for rosacea?

Is there any research being done/someone working on a cure for rosacea?

Rosacea: Yes. However currently there is no cure only treatment. Light therapy or laser can help, as well as metrogel(flagyl) preparations. Please consult a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with skin care experience for help. ...Read more

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Has anyone out there done successful surgery for trigger thumb?

Has anyone out there done successful surgery for trigger thumb?

Yes: Trigger release surgery consists of simply opening the tendon sheath so the tendon no longer gets caught. It is almost always successful. ...Read more

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Is there any research being done to start gene therapy for scheuermann disease?

Is there any research being done to start gene therapy for scheuermann disease?

Check this site: Not sure, but www.Clinicaltrials.Gov has information on any studies that would be looking into this. Look at this link: http://clinicaltrials.Gov/ct2/results?Term=calve+disease ( i just put in calve disease as a search term, to get broader results). Good luck! ...Read more

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Any development is made in this field or not. Is there any treatment other than interferon injection. What are the home remedies. Ginseng can work.?

Any development is made in this field or not. Is there any treatment other than interferon injection.  What are the home remedies.  Ginseng can work.?

Not recommended: Interferon is used for treating certain viral infections, in the case of viral hepatitis, is currently used for treating hepatitis c and sometimes hepatitis b. There are other drugs that can be added to augment the effectiveness of interferon for viral hepatitis. Herbal medications have little place in the treatment of viral hepatitis and in some cases can be harmful. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for visceral hyperalgesia? I've read the research for this has not been proven as a cause of IBS?

Is there any treatment for visceral hyperalgesia? I've read the research for this has not been proven as a cause of IBS?

Visceral Hyperalgesi: is another (fancy) was of decribing "Sensitive Bowels" a term which is old fashioned and used to describe a WIDE RANGE of Bowel disorders presenting as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (or IBS). See a GI Doc with an interest in this disorder which NOW has a number of excellent treatments! Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more

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Is there any research done to cure cancer fast?

Is there any research done to cure cancer fast?

Cancer cure: There is continual research for curing cancer, but certain cancers have better and faster treatments and successes than others. ...Read more

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I have epididymitis and I read a lot about failed treatment, are there any cases where treatment is actually successful?

I have epididymitis and I read a lot about failed treatment, are there any cases where treatment is actually successful?

Yes: Epi occurs mostly after heavy lifting with a full bladder..resulting in chemical epi. Get it once, about 30% chance of getting again. Get it 2x. ..about 100% of getting it again. Treat with antibiotics, hot sitz baths, pain meds, scrotal support and empty bladder before straining at work or play. Close to 95% chance of cure the first time. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for depression that works?

Is there any treatment for depression that works?

Coping: Try to avoid drugs if possible. Sleep well, eat healthy, and excercise wisely. Keep talking and asking questions, but get on with your life. Find things to do and foods to eat and healthy herbs that make you feel good. But do so in moderation. ...Read more

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Are there any natural treatments for rheumatoid arthritis that have been proven to be helpful?

Are there any natural treatments for rheumatoid arthritis that have been proven to be helpful?

Further research: In general there is not enough scientific evidence to prove that complimentary alternative medicine therapies are safe/effective for rheumatoid arthritis. Some mind-body therapies and supplements may be good adjunctive treatments (could possibly decrease pain in joints) but especially dietary supplements should be discussed with your doctor for potential interactions with conventional medicine. ...Read more

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Are there any latest medical technology or vaccines that have the potential to dramatically help, treat or cure arthritis?

Are there any latest medical technology or vaccines that have the potential to dramatically help, treat or cure arthritis?

No cure but: There is no cure for arthritis but it can be maintained, there's lots of new medications and therapies that can help sustain normal activities. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for a calcaneus-cuboid luxation/chronic instability that is better then other? Is there any specific non-surgical treatment?

Is there any treatment for a calcaneus-cuboid luxation/chronic instability that is better then other? Is there any specific non-surgical treatment?

May need orthotics: See a podiatrist for a recommendation on if orthotics could be right for you. If you want to try an over-the-coubter product first, try spenco total support. http://www.spenco.com/products/footcare/total-support-insoles insoles. ...Read more

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Is there any current research showing successful treatment of CME with stem cells?

Is there any current research showing successful treatment of CME with stem cells?

Stem Cell for CML: Go to Cancer.org American Cancer Society's website. Here is what I found on that website. It states about Allogenic Stem Cell transplant treatment for CML, "Allogeneic stem cell transplants (ASCT) are the main type of transplant done for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). They are the only known cure for this disease". Please speak with a qualified HematologistLOncologist to verify. ...Read more

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How is ERP carried out for treatment of OCD (fear of certain chemical)? Is there any reliable website available for reference?

How is ERP carried out for treatment of OCD (fear of certain chemical)? Is there any reliable website available for reference?

If ERP is: referring to Exposure Response Prevention, this is a treatment for OCD wherein you are gently exposed to situations that may trigger OCD and the various rituals that folks use to ward of perceived danger (often vague or unknown dangers). The response or ritual is prevented with the help of a therapist and in time the behavior extinguishes, dies off. Don't know of a specific website. Peace. ...Read more

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Is there anything to help the numbness of Peripheral Neuropathy? I was offered no treatment.

Is there anything to help the numbness of Peripheral Neuropathy?  I was offered no treatment.

Neurontin/ lyrica (pregabalin): There is no treatment, but palliation is availbale with lyrica (pregabalin) or neurontin It won't make it go away but will take the edge off in many patients. When they think that it isn't working they will stop, but usually decide to stay on it for the modest relief Many patients feel they prefer not to treat it. ...Read more

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Are there any promising drugs out there to reverse steroid myopathy? Or is the treatment just exercise

Are there any promising drugs out there to reverse steroid myopathy? Or is the treatment just exercise

Exercise and weight: Training are the mainstays to building up muscle. I don't know of any drug to help reverse myopathy. ...Read more