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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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What is the skin condition "knuckle pads"?

What is the skin condition "knuckle pads"?

Thickened skin: Tough, thick skin over knuckles. Well worth ignoring. Sometimes seen with Duputrens contractures. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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Can you tell me about the skin condition knuckle pads do you know anyone with this disorder?

Can you tell me about the skin condition knuckle pads do you know anyone with this disorder?

Relax: Cause unknown unless you drag your knuckles or are a boxer. No harm. No treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Treatment knuckle pain and swelling?

Treatment knuckle pain and swelling?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the joint pain and inflammation. For instance, there are several treatment options if the cause is rheumatoid arthritis. However, there are numerous other possible causes. Have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Arnoult Dr. Arnoult
Family Medicine
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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My son broke his knuckle at the growth plat. Is that bad and what's the treatment for that?

My son broke his knuckle at the growth plat. Is that bad and what's the treatment for that?

Not terrible: It is not a terrible problem but should be followed up by the orthopedic doctor with X-rays and appropriate splinting to be sure it heals properly. ...Read more

Dr. Nguyen Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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Hurt pinky finger as a kid, didn't seek treatment, middle knuckle sticks out side and painfully pops in when bent, what could be done to straighten.

Hurt pinky finger as a kid, didn't seek treatment, middle knuckle sticks out side and painfully pops in when bent, what could be done to straighten.

Finger splint: It sounds like you have either a mallet finger, or trigger finger. My orthopedist tried me on these oval 8 finger splints and my trigger fingers on both hands got better after a few weeks of wearing them. You can either see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis, or look for "finger splint" in ebay and try them out. ...Read more

Dr. Stuart Hilliard Dr. Hilliard
Surgery - Hand Surgery
16 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Whats the best treatment for the middle finger that is bruised at the knuckle? Its a basketball injury

Whats the best treatment for the middle finger that is bruised at the knuckle? Its a basketball injury

Ice, rest, NSAIDs: Initially, ice, rest and anti-inflammatory medications are useful to help with the pain and swelling. It is normal for a jammed joint to be tender and swollen for up to 6 months. Exercises to increase your range of motion ate useful to work out the stiffness. ...Read more

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Dr. Bahman Omrani Dr. Omrani
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. John Despain Dr. Despain
Dermatology
33 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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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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Dr. Stephen Rothstein Dr. Rothstein
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
35 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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What causes very black knuckles & finger joints in hands , legs elbows and knees? Plz need any treatment for that

What causes very black knuckles & finger joints in hands , legs elbows and knees? Plz need any treatment for that

Black knuckles: May be an autoimmune issue with bruising/bleeding. Make sure you dont take any ibuprofen or aspirin and see a rheumatologist ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess Dr. Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery
36 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What is the best treatment for hand function?

What is the best treatment for hand function?

See your doctor: He/she can refer you to a phyical therapist to help maximize your hand function. ...Read more

Dr. Annette Occhialini Dr. Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
32 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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What happens if you broke your hand and it's already been couple months without treatment?

Limited choices: A hand fracture several months old that has been untreated has limited options that depend on the problem that has resulted. If there is a deformity or functional loss to the hand/finger than your only choice may be to see a hand surgeon and have surgery to "rebreak" and straighten the healed fracture. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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What options are available to someone who broke their hand and did not seek treatment until 5 weeks later, was told it was basically to late to treat?

What options are available to someone who broke their hand and did not seek treatment until 5 weeks later, was told it was basically to late to treat?

Well...: That is a tough one. Essentially the healing process of bone growth and re-structuring around the fracture site would have taken place already. I would recommend you see a hand surgeon, have them do a full assessment of your hand and review all and any x-rays, and then depending on how the hand healed, your options for any treatments will be forthcoming. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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Hyperhidrosis treatment for plams (hand & foot)?

Hyperhidrosis treatment for plams (hand & foot)?

Antiperspirant: Begin with the same thing sold for under arms. It is very important to apply to DRY skin. A dermatologist can work with you. You might try 20% or even 35% aluminum chloride, always on completely dry skin. Covering with saran wrap or plastic gloves for a few hours twice a week often makes the antiperspirant more effective. Surgery, pills, botox not to be considered except in rare cases. ...Read more

Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
18 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Symptoms of hand ischemia. What is treatment?

Symptoms of hand ischemia. What is treatment?

Pain, pallor: And pulselessness....Treatment is revascularization or removal of arterial compression. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Einbecker Dr. Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery
32 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What is the best treatment for hand stress injuries?

What is the best treatment for hand stress injuries?

Change activities: We really need more info to be more helpful. What kind of injuries? What is your job activities? ...Read more

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Dr. Seema Patel Dr. Patel
Holistic Medicine
23 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my hand redness?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my hand redness?

Hand redness: Hand redness can be from infections which usually require a physician visit since it would be painful with swelling. Mild skin redness can be lots of different things such as mild infections, inflammation, dryskin/eczema, reactions to meds/detergents. Try a gentle aveeno (oatmeal) cleanser, otc steroid cream with a thick emollient such as aquaphor if no change see a physician. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Considine Dr. Considine
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for hand pain?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for hand pain?

Try OTC first: If pain / injury is not too serious can always try otc agents like tylenol (acetaminophen) and/ or Ibuprofen or naproxen. If this not helpful can always have your doctor re evaluate and see if there is something more serious going on. ...Read more