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Will icing my hand loosen a engagement ring diamond?

Will icing my hand loosen a engagement ring diamond?

Probably not: Cold wound not affect the mounting of your diamond on your ring to the extent that it will drop off. ...Read more

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Baby gum deformed from sucking thumb?

Baby gum deformed from sucking thumb?

Thumb sucking: It is normal and i would not worry unless it goes beyond two years. Children can change the shape of their palate with thumb sucking. Don't stress it and consult your pediatrician or pediatric dentist. ...Read more

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Adult thumb sucking and pacifier use associated with anxiety?

Adult thumb sucking and pacifier use associated with anxiety?

Thumb Sucking: Adult thumb-sucking can definitely be tied to an anxiety disorder. In fact, the thumb sucking ; pacifier use could cause you to swallow significant air, making reflux symptoms worse. I would consider cognitive behavioral therapy to find out the cause of the behavior--it can lead to chronic fungal and bacterial infections of the thumb that could be "digit losing". The cbt will give tools to help. ...Read more

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What is better: sucking on thumb or pacifier?

What is better: sucking on thumb or pacifier?

Pacifier: If given a choice, sucking on a pacifier is better than on a thumb. A parent can make the pacifiers disappear when the child is old enough, but it's hard to make the thumbs "disappear". Also, sucking on a pacifier won't cause the calluses and cracked skin on the thumbs. ...Read more

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Can thumb sucking disfigure the teeth?

Can thumb sucking disfigure the teeth?

Yes: The same as using a pacifier. It can cause rounding of the top front teeth and an over bite. ...Read more

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I have a pulling pain between the thumb knuckle and the wrist when opening safety gates, jars etc working hand movements ?

I have a pulling pain between the thumb knuckle and the wrist when opening safety gates, jars etc working hand movements ?

Inflammation: It sounds like inflammation of the tendon...did you injure it in some way? Have it seen by your doctor if it persists. In the meantime there are some simple things that may help. Homeopathic Arnica, Rhus tox and Bryonia (all three at same time) can help with the pain. Stopping gluten can also help...over time..that is not a quick fix. I have great success with Traditional Chinese medicine as well ...Read more

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Does massaging your palm in between thumb and index finger counterclockwise release growth hormones?

Does massaging your palm in between thumb and index finger counterclockwise release growth hormones?

What?: Why would that possibly have an effect or hormones of any kind. All that can do is give you a callous. If you rub it clockwise, however, and then click your heels together 3 times, you can go to neverland. Seriously, who have you been listening to? Besides, growth hormone has very limited action in you because you've already completed puberty, so it wouldn't do anything anyway. ...Read more

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Jammed mid finger on hand.. Heard a popping sound (tendon?) now finger has limited range of motion and I also cant grab, pull, or pick up using finger

Jammed mid finger on hand.. Heard a popping sound (tendon?) now finger has limited range of motion and I also cant grab, pull, or pick up using finger

Exam: You should certainly see a physician for evaluation. Sounds like trigger finger or there could be other issues of tendons. Recommendations will depend a lot on findings. ...Read more

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Thumb pain at base of thumb and some on inside by ucl. Unable to pinch or hold a cup etc. Had gamekepper surgery 2 times. Whats wrong?

Thumb pain at base of thumb and some on inside by ucl. Unable to pinch or hold a cup etc. Had gamekepper surgery 2 times. Whats wrong?

In anyone with UCL: Tear of the mcp joint of the thumb) 2 prior procedures with pain perhaps the stability that was needed just oculdnt be attended. I assume base means the mp jointnad not thereal "base: as in the cmc joint. Damage to the joint from the orignal traumatic episode may preclude complete relief of pain. With good stability then it deends upon how much pain before fusion but hard to rec at age 19. ...Read more

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Complete dislocation of pip joint on 3rd finger, deviated toward thumb. Reduced in under 60 sec, no fracture. Healing time?

Complete dislocation of pip joint on 3rd finger, deviated toward thumb.  Reduced in under 60 sec, no fracture. Healing time?

6 wks+: U tore the ulnar collateral ligament. Buddy tape 2 the ring finger. B sure u have seen an ortho 2 confirm no fx. Some use casts but i find there is 2 much loss of motion 2 deal with. ...Read more

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Is it possible that sucking your thumb with braces stop the process of strighting your teeth?

Is it possible that sucking your thumb with braces stop the process of strighting your teeth?

Yes and no: Your teeth will actually remain straight in one dimension , but may cause an open bite or increase overjet. ...Read more

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Finger pain/spasms/ shocks through index, pinky, and ring finger. Current user of Swedish snus (chew) , beer, and energy drinks. Any these be issue?

Finger pain/spasms/ shocks through index, pinky, and ring finger. Current user of Swedish snus (chew) , beer, and energy drinks. Any these be issue?

See details: This sounds as if you have a carpal tunnel syndrome which is caused by a nerve compression at the wrist. Get off the chews and energy drinks as these are both potentially harmful to your health. What did the EMG show? This should confirm ot eliminate a carpal tunnel diagnosis. ...Read more

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I spiral fx'd my ring finger and just had two kwires removed. When closing hand to a fist, ring finger rotates under middle finger. Is this right?

I spiral fx'd my ring finger and just had two kwires removed. When closing hand to a fist, ring finger rotates under middle finger. Is this right?

Doesn't sound right: Sounds like your finger fracture has healed with abnormal rotation. This is a known but often unacceptable complication of the treatment of these fractures. If thus condition is negatively affecting your life, my advice would be for you to find the most qualified hand surgeon in your area and have a consultation. ...Read more

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Pressure on wrist under pinkie make ring and little finger tingle. Loss sensation in both fingers. Guyons syndrome? Should I wear splint brace al time

Pressure on wrist under pinkie make ring and little finger tingle. Loss sensation in both fingers. Guyons syndrome? Should I wear splint brace al time

Hand surgeon: If I were you I would see a hand specialist. That does not mean an operation will immediately be recommended.First, you need proper diagnosis,possibly nerve conduction study,possibly steroid injection in hand,physiotherapy,splint.... Please make an appointment with a hand specialist.Best wishes. ...Read more

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Injured hand. Looking palm side R hand, bruise at base of outer part of thumb & outer bottom palm part of hand. Can move thumb. Could it be ligament?

Injured hand. Looking palm side R hand, bruise at base of outer part of thumb & outer bottom palm part of hand. Can move thumb. Could it be ligament?

Bruising: Indicates injury and bleeding under the skin that's what the bruises Are so anything that causes a little bit of bleeding can cause bruising it could be a ligament or tendon a the bone just some capillaries or can be something called a bruise which is just basically local irritation from impact or trauma ...Read more

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