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Treatments For Knuckle Pads
I have a plantars wart on my foot. I have tried duct tape exclusion therapy, liquid n2 treatments (many treatments bydermatologist), and three laser treatments by a podiatrist; none worked. Can you suggest some other advice/therapies?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrone? I have tried anti-inflammatories, bengay, tiger balm, physical therapy.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are some treatments I can apply to a basketball index-finger injury? Do the pain-relief creams help?
Have a growth on sole of foot the last 12 months. Tried everything: veruca creams, anti-fungal creams, powders, moisturisers. None work. Please help!
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers