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Reduce Swelling In Hand From Arthritis
I went to a kickboxing class tonight (includes boxing with heavy bags). Everything went great! 3 hours later noticed swelling in my thumb and light pain - now my wrist and forearm are starting to swell. How can I tell if it's Arthritis or sprain?
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
What is the difference between tendonitis and arthritis, I have swelling, and pain, tenderness when pressed on the inside of wrist. No injury.
Exam will...: Physical examination/ x-rays by an orthopedic surgeon will give u your diagnosis. W/o exam this is obviously just speculation;however dequervain's tendinitis (on the thumb side of your wrist) is more likely without previous trauma to your wrist. If u make a fist over your flexed thumb and angle your hand/ wrist towards your pinkie (finkelstein's test), this is likely tendinitis. ...Read more
Yes but: Yes but just reducing the inflammation and swelling is considered temporary treatment for many diseases causing inflammatory arthritis and long term use has many mild to serious side effects. A Rheumatologist should follow and diagnose a person with inflammatory arthritis taking prednisone. ...Read more
See a doc: This is not natural and you should have it evaluated to get the proper diagnosis. ...Read more
I woke up this morning swollen. My hands and my toes hurts so bad I can't even bend them. What could reduce the swelling and what could be causing it?
Inflammation: Non traumatic Swelling, hands feet, bilaterally indicates either rheumatic disease or reactive inflammation however first possibility is more likely. For now take OTC pain killers like Advil (ibuprofen) and see primary care physician soon. You need Xrays and blood work to name the disease. ...Read more
I have swelling on my hands after applying mehndi (henna) with chemicals 2 weeks back. Plz tell me how to reduce swelling?
Depends: You should always expect swelling after surgery. The amount will depend on the surgery itself, the patient, and how aggressively the hand is being used. Strict hand elevation, wrapping, and anti-inflammatories (only if ok with your surgeon) can help minimize swelling. Hand therapists can also be very helpful in controlling post-operative swelling. ...Read more
I got a pink and a bit sore on both of my hand palm, mostly when I use water on it, what could it be? Over using it? How can I reduce the swelling?
Irritant: Too much hand washing irritates the skin. Try soap like dove and avoid scented and anti-bacterial ones. Wash hands only when necessary and the apply a moisturizer immediately after and see it this helps. (wearing non-latex gloves can only reduce water contact). ...Read more
93 yr old male swollen lft hand contuinous for three weeks or more. Have put hand in sling and iced swelling reduces but he refuses to do for any helpful length of time, and will not get treatment my brother and I are at an impasse please help.
First even if you can't find out right away what is causing the swelling, having it a sling is probably not helping
a sling keeps the hand dependent and below heart level thus increasing swelling.
Even if you raise the hand up in the sling then your elbow is flexed also impairing drainage.
Its best to
elevate the hand on pillows on your chest or abdomen while lying down or try to keep you fingers pointed to the ceiling. Do not put your hand over your head while sleeping
next motion, making a full
fist and fully owning the hand helps prevent swelling and congestion.
Ice is good for swelling but one must be carefu with ice in vascular insufficiency problems or after vascular repair. ...Read more
I just started a job on an automotive assembly line. My hands are swollen and my skin is tight. What should I do to reduce the swelling?
You should see a-: -physician, you could very well have allergies to some chemicals you are exposed to in the course of your job. ...Read more
I have swelling, redness, and pain in my left hand. It is warm to touch and difficult to move. I have taken ibuprofen which has reduced some pain.
Have it checked:
You may have injured it somehow but your symptoms may also indicate an infection. See your physician who can make the diagnosis and suggest treatment. Don't wait too long.
Good Luck ...Read more
What causes swollen hands, feet, and ankles? Not reduced with diuretic only prednisone. Swelling inbetween finger joints not the joints themselves.
Inflammation: Sounds like inflammation. Must search for cause. Rule out food sensitivity. About 10 percent of population can be sensitive to nightshades, about 30-40 percent can be sensitive to gluten and casein. Other more common food sensitivities include soy, corn, beef, etc. Consider food elimination for at least 2-3 months. Leigh wagner, rd is a good dietitian who can help by phone: 913-588-6208. ...Read more
7wk postsurgery for torn rotator cuff, nerve impingement, bone spur ground off&labrum repaired. My thumb, hand, forearm are swollen. Have burning nerve pain. Hurts bad to move wrist wrong. In pt. Been icing and heating. How can I reduce swelling&pain?
Podiatrist: If you have significant swelling - recommend seeing a podiatrist promptly. ...Read more
Hit top of finger by nail with hammer. Bottom of finger quite swollen and black. Do not think it is broken. What can be done to reduce swelling?
Paperclip: Bend paper clip to have a straight end. Secure with a clamp or pliers so you can hold over a flame until red-hot. Press into the nail until the blood runs out from under the nail. You have a crush injury so it will be sore ; swollen for a few days, longer if the bone was crushed. The black color will gradually be shed off the end in 6 months. The small, round hole will reach the end of the nail so. ...Read more
Can the whitlow on my right thumb dry up and go without being incised? I have been on Ampiclox tid for 7 days and the pain and swelling has reduced
Ice and Elevation: Ice and elevate your thumb for temporary relief. Determine the cause to prevent the thumb from swelling again. ...Read more
6 days I hurt my middle forearm its swollen and my fingers are I can move my arm when I move my wrist towards me it hurts how can I reduce swelling?
Of an injured area above the level of the heart is the most effective way to reduce swelling and pain. RICE is the recommended treatment for an injured limb:
R = rest
I = ice (apply 15-20 minutes every 1-2 hours)
C = compression (eg. Wrapping with ace bandage)
E = elevation (above the level of the heart) ...Read more
Can I have an osteophyte removed or reduced on my ring finger distal phalanx? No arthritis yet but it is unsightly and I'm a musician.
Yes: A orthopedic hand surgeon specialist can do this for you. ...Read more
See details: You should see a rheumatologist or orthopedist and get it diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
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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