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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 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
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
Hi doctors, was just wondering what is best treatment for osteoarthritis in lower back and thumbs and increasing body aches and pains?
Not sure: Possibly the splint is not applied properly or in correct position. If it for a fracture, perhaps a well padded thumb spica cast might be more comfortable. One should actually be more comfortable if an injury is immobilized in a splint or cast in the proper position check with your ortho if not better. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a partially torn left thumb ucl. After 4 weeks of splinting and 4 weeks of casting, i feel no relief. What's next?
Thumb ucl tear: Most partial ucl tears will improve after 4-6 weeks of casting/immobilization. If the pain is not improving with time out if the cast the next step is to consider oral anti inflammatories/ice or a cortisone injection if the ligament feels stable clinically. If the ligament still is painful when stressed you may need to consider surgical repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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