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Severe Fingernail Pain
Pain in right middle fingertip+ nail. No injuries, discoloration or disfigurement.More pain with cold/heat, less with NSAIDs. Ideas? Sudden pain
Trauma?: This sounds an injury( probably occurred 1-2 days earlier) which may not be noted by you since it is helped by NSAID. However if the problem fails to improve in another week, check with your doctor. ...Read more
Avascular necrosis: Avascular necrosis of the hip? Can definitely cause low back pain. In fact many patients come to the doctor complaining of back pain and not hip pain. But, many other things can cause low back pain as well. Have it checked to see if due to the avn or due to something else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is causing this chronic unbearable severe pain in my lower back& Rleg? (Progressive for 2.5 yrs, sharp pain, discoloration, intermittent swelling, tingling, numbness, weakness, cramping and more)
Chronic Leg Pain: If u are experiencing chronic sharp pains originating in lower back, extending to leg with intermittent numbness, u need to rule out compression to your spine, which can be due to multiple causes, like injury to vertebra, herniated disc etc. MRI would be helpful for the diagnosis. In the mean time, take pain meds, learn lower back exercises, avoid straining your back, use firm mattress for sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My thumb joint is very painful and swollen. Severe pain grasping or moving thumb towards small finger. Some pain 1 month, severe pain 3 days.
Which thumb joint : there are three basic thumb joints. If this is at the bottom of the thumb, this is the carpometacarpal joint. It is commonly involved in osteoarthritis. And you may have had some irritation in the joint because of the severe pain. You can discuss this with the physician, there are some splints she can wear, you can have an injection, there are medicines that you can take. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See an osteopath dr: It might be good to see an osteopathic dr. For evaluation and treatment of both your back pain, and foot pain, as either can make the pain worse for the other.If you have flat feet, and are not wearing orthotics, this can impact your lower back.As can, having low back pain affect your gait. In either case, get relief, and a second opinion. Plantar fasciitis can cause foot pain to be worse too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Severe shoulder pain with pain radiating under arm pit down to hand. Severe pain when using arm. What is this?
Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
What can cause 10-30 second episodes of severe, squeezing, sharp, stabbing, tearing pain localized under left nipple?
Back+Leg pain: A combination of back- and leg pain and cramps could be due to an acute disc herniation or another cause of nerve compression. Have yourself seen by a qualified doctor and maybe have an MRI outlining the nerves and your lumbar spine structures.... Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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