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Rubber Band Wrist
I can't stop twisting the hairs on my head. Getting a bald spot on the right side. Tried a rubber band on the wrist to quit, didn't help. Suggestions?
I've been experiencing extreme pain in my foot and it feels as though I have a giant rubberband around my ankle. My foot is throbbing and swelling up. The pain is also in my hand. What should I do?
Hand/feet pain: If you have such extreme pain and swelling you should see your doctor asap. Seems like a system problem and should be worked up. One cannot diagnose such thing s on the web. ...Read more
Treat nausea etc.: Acupressure wrist bands apply steady pressure to a specific acupressure point on the wrist called the nei kuan point. This is often effective in treating nausea related to morning sickness, motion sickness, post-operatively and due to chemotherapy. Here is info on research showing that they really work: http://www. Psibands. Com/research. ...Read more
One brand, psibands, are available at many pharmacies, whole foods, rei, toysrus etc: http://www. Psibands. Com/retailers.
Another brand, sea-band, is also available at many pharmacies: http://www. Sea-band. Com/
both are also available on-line... ...Read more
Not effective: While the manufactures would like you to think these wrist bands are terrific, I do not find that they work well. Deet containing lotion or spray repellents are the most effective. The higher the deet content, the better the results. ...Read more
My wrist feels like it has an elastic band around it but it hasn't I have got a sickness bug could this all be connected?
Elastic wrist band: Can be, if done to inflict pain or habitually. ...Read more
I am 25 yrs old and I have checked my BP in an omron wrist band monitor & it was measuring 129/85 and showing pulse rate of 85. Is that normal?
Pretty much!: Generally we consider a normal BP as <140/90. The bottom number or diastolic pressure is a little on the high side and bears watching. I tell my patients BP monitoring is like taking a still photograph of a wave in the ocean: we are trying to attach a fixed variable on a dynamic one and so multiple snapshots over time provide a more realistic view of how ones BP is doing! ...Read more
Numbness right wrist 3" toward my elbow. Feels like I'm wearing a wrist band for tennis. What could be cause, ?
I'm having numbness two inches from my wrist toward my elbow. Feels like a tennis sweat band. What could be cause?
Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine the area to see if there is a problem with the skin. The doctors, and a neurologist, can check for nerve problems in those nerves coming out of the spinal cord, all the way to the numb area. A physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry) doctor can help find the cause, if there is a nerve or muscle problem. ...Read more
I have really band pain sometimes numbness in my hands and wrists. Occasionally in my feet. I also smoke, so I'm concerned that I may have Buerger's?
You may...: Stopping the smoking would be a good idea.. ...Read more
Day 4 post-op ganglion removal on dorsal wrist hand tingly and swollen. . dressing and ACE band comes off today What to do?
FIRST contact your:
if today is a follow up day make sure you do so.
Tightening bandages, failure to ice and elevate, failure to move fingers if permitted, channeled to swelling and in turn tingling. Even so swelling can occur anyway despite doing these things. Your surgeonmay even tel you to loosen the badge a bit BUT
The most important thing is to contact your surgeon. If you can't seek help elsewhere ...Read more
After buying a heavy watch with a snug band, noticed instant wrist, hand and elbow area tingling. Can this sudden onset be from nerve compression?
Carpal tunnel: Yes. Compression across the wrist can affect the median nerve (carpal tunnel) and/or the ulnar nerve (guyon's canal). Often the numbness and tingling is worse at night. Change watch bands to a looser fit. The numbness and tingling should decrease or resolve in the next few weeks. ...Read more
I have numbness in my hands when I wake up from sleep. After a blood test doctor recommended a wrist band. Is it ok. What are the causes for it? Age24
I feel a constant need to crack my fingers and wrist, lots of pressure and achey. Painful when in use, like when squirting a water bottle or tying something w/ a rubber band. I'm only 19, why is this happening and how to make it stop?
JRA?: The first concern would be a form of arthritis. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (jra) can cause similar symptoms. You may have a nervous tic disorder. Get a thorough medical evaluation. ...Read more
3 days post Ganglion Cyst removal dorsal wrist hand & fingers feel tingly & are swollen? ACE band & dressing come off tomorrow What to do?
I have neck pain. Numbness in teeth and nose. Lump feeling in throatt. Sharp pains in head And band like feeling across wrists. What could cause this?
Unusual symptoms: Unusual set of symptoms. See your MD for evaluation. ...Read more
Tubal ligation: This is a surgical procedure performed under anesthesia by laparoscopic surgery using band-aid size incisions. Abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide...You are asleep. The surgeon can see inside your abdomen with a highly specialized 'telescope'. A small silastic band is placed around a 'knuckle' of each tube, the ends seal off and separate, thereby creating a blockage which prevents conception. ...Read more
Little or none: Rubber band ligation for internal hemorrhoids is a painless or nearly painless procedure. Sometimes there is a mild pressure symptom easily controlled with non-narcotic medication. ...Read more
Fallope ring is type of tubal ligation.
Consider essure as less invasive, more effective permanent birth control. Many doctors offer this in their offices. Takes 5 minutes. Minimal discomfort. Return to normal activites later in the day.
http://scottkramermd. Com/womens-health-library/minimally-invasive-procedures/essure-permanent-birth-control/. ...Read more
Dangerous: If it was possible would've all Orthodontists treat that way? Space closure is a difficult treatment challenge, especially if bone has resorted following long term tooth loss. Using rubber bands alone will tip teeth and make them crooked, and can slip below the gums and cause tooth loss. Please see an Orthodontic Specialist to discuss the extent of your malocclusion and available treatments. ...Read more
I bent over and felt something pop (like a rubber band) in my lower back. It is painful in pulses. Not constant.?
Several things: It could be that one of the joints "popped" (like when one cracks the finger knuckles). Tearing or rupturing a disk can also cause a pop and pain. ...Read more
I've experienced what feels like a rubber band popping on the right side neck. It only has happened a few times but is concerning me. What could it be?
Not sure?: Brain zap?Get a more detailed answer ›
Can't say: I am able to track with this. Do you mean a brain zap? ...Read more
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