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I recently noticed my hands look weirdly skinny and I have long thin fingers. Is this normal?

I recently noticed my hands look weirdly skinny and I have long thin fingers. Is this normal?

No: You should take your observations seriously as it can have many causes. Thankfully most of the causes are not too serious but should be evaluated. Please go see your doctor. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Long Thin Fingers (Definition)

Long thin fingers is a feature in which a person's fingers are longer than usual for the average normal person in his ethnic/racial group. Very long arms and fingers can be ...Read more


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Is ice an effective non-drug treatment for trigger finger alongside splint? How long to ice if it is? Thumb is swollen at joint.

Is ice an effective non-drug treatment for trigger finger alongside splint? How long to ice if it is? Thumb is swollen at joint.

Probably not: because trigger finger is caused by chronic, not acute, inflammation. But trigger finger does not usually present with swelling. Ask your doctor if it could be something else. ...Read more

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My 7 year old daughter broke her finger near the knuckle of her hand. How long should it take to heal? And would you recommend going to someone who specializes in pediatrics for treatment or would the treatment be the same for all ages?

My 7 year old daughter broke her finger near the knuckle of her hand. How long should it take to heal? And would you recommend going to someone who specializes in pediatrics for treatment or would the treatment be the same for all ages?

Orthopedic&6 weeks: It takes 3 weeks for the fracture to heal and total of 6 weeks for the bone to remodel.So say 6 weeks for finger to return to normal If the fracture is simple and bone segments are not displaced,it is usually treated by splinting the finger. Get a copy of the xrays and follow up with an Ortopedic surgeon preferably a Pediatric Ortho Specialist but any ortho is competent to treat finger fracture ...Read more

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My son has a chip fracture on the right little finger proximal phalanx. How long do it take to heal and what are the treatment modalities?

My son has a chip fracture on the right little finger proximal phalanx. How long do it take to heal and what are the treatment modalities?

Avulsion fractures: in the finger can be minor with a small fragment but accompanied by a large soft tissue injury to ligaments and tendons, or can have a large fracture that compromises the stability of the joint, Often treatment, the of splint, splint position, length of splinting depends upon many factors. Best to follow up with a hand surgeon. A splint from the ER may be fine at first but have issues ( see more) ...Read more

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How to get rid of fungal nail infection? Is there any good treatment for this infection? I took antibiotic Lamisil for several months and use creams and lacquers. Nothing help. I have it on toe nails and on my finger nails appear dark thin marks. It does

How to get rid of fungal nail infection? Is there any good treatment for this infection? I took antibiotic Lamisil for several months and use creams and lacquers. Nothing help. I have it on toe nails and on my finger nails appear dark thin marks. It does

Be sure it's fungus: You should have your nails cultured by a podiatrist to confirm it is actually fungus. Other conditions can cause darkening and thickening of nails and some, like melanoma, are very serious. Also, how long was Lamisil (terbinafine) treatment? For toenails, you need to take it daily for 3 months and then wait an additional 6+ months for clear nail to replace the infected nail. ...Read more

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Long distance running vs. Walking abunch of miles everyday. Which of the two would have more of an effect on skinniness of the legs and also the thinness of the bones?

Long distance running vs. Walking abunch of miles everyday.  Which of the two would have more of an effect on skinniness of the legs and also the thinness of the bones?

Well: Running will not be good for thin legs and if the bones are frail it may cause more harm than good. You want to do cardio, maybe use a stairmaster and do wieght bearing excercises that strengthen bone and increase muscle mass. Brisk walking is good for your heart and endurance but if you want real physcial change involving increased muscle tone, wt bearing will need to b involved. Gd luc. ...Read more

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I want treatment of finger clubbing , please suggest me .

I want treatment of finger clubbing , please suggest me .

Fingers Clubbing: You may not be able to improve this. But, stopping smoking has got to be the first and most important answer. ...Read more

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Itching and hard finger.so what's the medicine and treatment for it ?

Itching and hard finger.so what's the medicine and treatment for it ?

Moisturizing lotion: sounds like you are having dry skin on your hands. Use moisturizing cream. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for my swollen finger?

How can I get treatment for my swollen finger?

Call an MD's office: You can go to the phone book and look under physicians. Find an orthopedic doc in your area or someone who specializes in hand and make an appointment. ...Read more