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Osteoarthritis Thumb Splints
Back to my original question. I am taking upto 8 oxycontin. Per day. Could this be more than osteoarthritis. Both femurs were broke and thumbs are nad?
Same answer;: Could be, and could also be something new. Need more details as i sent you previously. I know you had a lot of fractures, but you're also at risk for complications (infection) if you don't take good care of yourself. Eat well, don't smoke, take stool softeners (colace) as a bowel regimen (not laxatives). Other diagnoses, or medications could be changing your liver/kidney function. Update me-. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common degenerative problem of cartilage and joints. Simply stated it is wear and tear to a point that the joint no longer can keep up with depositing fresh cartilage and the joint space thins, bone becomes exposed and pailful, bone spurs and deformity may ensue. And ...Read more
No single answer: There are many treatments for these two areas. Often arthritis of the thumb can be treated with topical ice and simple pain medications like acetaminophen or Advil (ibuprofen) Similar approaches with the back but often need higher doses Physical therapy for back is also very helpful You are somewhat young for typical osteoarthritis so there may be other things going on See a rheumatologist for surecdiagnosis ...Read more
Horizontal ridges in (thumb) nails and toenails, big toenails mostly, following stressful event. I have osteoarthritis. Should I be concerned?
Beau's Lines: Typically I do not put links form wikipedia here but the article is good http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beau's_lines ...Read more
Hi doctors, was just wondering what is best treatment for osteoarthritis in lower back and thumbs and increasing body aches and pains?
58 yr old osteoarthritis had fx did not show on X-ray on thumb (fell and braced fall with outstretched hand) 1 year ago pain now whole thumb and down?
Thumb arthritis: Not sure what the question is here , but could develop post-traumatic arthritis after a fracture, particularly if untreated. You should see an orthopaedic surgeon for an exam and x-rays. Bracing, meds, injections, or potential surgery may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A thumb contusion can be painful. Swelling is the main issue so you need to elevate it above your heart if it is swollen. A splint can help protect it against further injury. It will also remind you to protect the thumb. A thin wrap is probably not going to do much , bit it is not going to harm it either if kept snug not tight. ...Read more
Sure, but be careful: Most likely if your in a splint your fracture is not significantly displaced. Don't use the thumb for anything while it is out of the splint and limit your time out of the splint to personal hygiene only. Follow your doctors instructions and get follow-up x-rays. Ice and elevated to control pain and swelling. ...Read more
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