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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Knuckle Pads

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Is lambswool a natural treatments for heel pain?

Is lambswool a natural treatments for heel pain?

Let me explain: Using lambs wool as insert in the shoes may help reduce the stress on certian part of the foot( shock absorbent) whichlead to lesser pain in the heel. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for a painful heel?

What are effective treatments for a painful heel?

First, you need to: Diagnose the specific problem the most common causes of heel pain are plantar fasciits/heel spurs, achilles tendonitis and a periostitis (bone bruise) but there are many more. Go to a podiatrist to have it evaluated and then a treatment plan can be started. It may involve better shoes, orthotics, icing, stretching, cortisone injections and many other options. Diagnose first, then treat. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for hammer toe?

What are some treatments for hammer toe?

Surgery: The treatment for hammer toe is surgery, that is only treatment that can correct it, but for symptomatic treatment to relieve pain and discomfort you can try wearing roomy footwear, using pads and supports in your shoe, and doing toe exercises. ...Read more

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Homeopathic treatment for finger pains like arthritis?

Homeopathic treatment for finger pains like arthritis?

Homeopathic : Save your money. Talk to your doctor about otc capsaicin, or other treatments after you get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments available for heel, knee joint pain other than pain meds?

Periostitis of os..: If inflammation causes the pain, it should be eliminated. The most common cause for heel specific pain is "periostitis of the os calcus, or heel bone. An appropriate cortisone should bring rapid relief. Then look for the causes. The family of spondyloarthopathies is most likely factorial the layman's term for heel pain is stone bruise." in reiter's syndrome, it was called "lover's heels!". ...Read more

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Can nonsurgical mole removal treatments such as dermatend really work?

Can nonsurgical mole removal treatments such as dermatend really work?

Not well: These products are very unpredictable. Further, you do not know whether you're treating a benign mole or a melanoma. You will be best served from both a medical and cosmetic stand point by consulting with a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon for mole removal. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrone? I have tried anti-inflammatories, bengay, tiger balm, physical therapy.

What are the treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrone? I have tried anti-inflammatories, bengay, tiger balm, physical therapy.

None of those would : ...Help. Splinting, avoidance of aggravating activities, corticosteroid injection & surgery = only treatments. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for finger contraction in severe rheumatoid arthritis. Is urgent treatment needed for fingers contracted over 12 hrs?

What treatment is available for finger contraction in severe rheumatoid arthritis.  Is urgent treatment needed for fingers contracted over 12 hrs?

Nerve or joint: You may have subluxation of the finger joint or a dislocated joint. The finger problem can also be due to abnormal pull of a tendon that has slipped. Hopefully that there is no nerve paralysis causing your finger deformity. Yes you should see your rheumatologist as soon as possible who may refer you to an occupational therapist. ...Read more

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Could plantar wart pads be used for acne?

Could plantar wart pads be used for acne?

I wouldn't: These cause a localized chemical reaction that kills and removes tissue layers.This is fine for warts, but can increase the irritation and inflammation of acne. If you want to remove chunks of your facial skin, go ahead. I would not expect it to help with the inflammatory and pore plugging issues of acne. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for finger joint pain?

What are some treatments for finger joint pain?

Rest when it hurts: The most important treatment for any problem is to find the cause & eliminate it. Overuse injuries (typing, texting, manually labor intensive jobs) require rest & good preventive measures. Initially 'rice'; (rest ice, compress & elevate). Long term use high grade omega-3 fatty acids w/ glucosamine & chondroiton as well as making sure vit. D levels are good. Nsaids & analgesics as a last resort. ...Read more

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Treatments for a compound fracture in my foot?

Treatments for a compound fracture in my foot?

Depends: Depends on the details of the fracture and their location. Treatments could include cast immobilization to surgical intervention. Evaluation by a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon would be beneficial. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for hammer toes?

What are treatment options for hammer toes?

A variety: They span from conservative (modify shoes, padding, etc.) to surgery. You should consider a visit with your podiatrist for a more detailed and personalized analysis. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for claw toe?

Are there treatment guidelines for claw toe?

Yes: Claw toes or hammertoes are deformities of the toes due to an imbalance of muscles and tendons of the foot. Initially symptoms may be mild and the contracture of the toe is flexible. If left untreated the deformity can progress to a fixed deformity that is stiff and inflexible. Surgery often involved arthroplasty (removal of the joint) or fusion (arthrodesis) of the joint. ...Read more

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What are some treatments I can apply to a basketball index-finger injury? Do the pain-relief creams help?

What are some treatments I can apply to a basketball index-finger injury? Do the pain-relief creams help?

Exercise: First.See your primary care provider to be sure of the proper diagnosis. Then be sure to take prescription exactly as prescribed. Stretching exercises often help injuries that are not fractures. ...Read more

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Is ice only a good treatment for acute injuries? My podiatrist has recommended icing 3 tinmes daily for insertional achilles tendonosis per MRI

Is ice only a good treatment for acute injuries?  My podiatrist has recommended icing 3 tinmes daily for insertional achilles tendonosis per MRI

Icy Hot.: There is a general consensus that icing might be indicated for most acute injuries. As one moves away from acuteness, however, the indications for the use of icing becomes fuzzy. Ultimately, it is a matter of experience and preference of the physician. ...Read more

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Are there any good non-surgical bunion treatments? The plastic splints I tried didn't help.

Are there any good non-surgical bunion treatments? The plastic splints I tried didn't help.

There are a variety: Non surgical treatment can address the symptoms of the bunion defromity, but will not correct the deformity. Conservative care consists of wider, more comfortable shoe gear with good support. Custom orthotics are very useful in controlling abnormal foot function, which allows the bunion to progress. Conservative care can slow down the progression and relieve some of the symptom. Dr l. ...Read more

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What are the alternative treatments available for heel and knee joint pain other than painkillers?

What are the alternative treatments available for heel and knee joint pain other than painkillers?

A couple: Antiinflammatories both oral and topical, msm, glucosamine, physical therapy, braces. Stretching of achilles tendon and plantar fascia for heel and quads and hamstrings for the knee. Accupunture is an option as well. ...Read more

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Is there anything similar to laser treatment for home use on acne scars?

Is there anything similar to laser treatment for home use on acne scars?

Not likely useful: I have seen many of these products advertised in the skymall magazine and other miscellaneous infomercials and shopping networks but I am quite skeptical about their effectiveness. ...Read more

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