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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

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Which is more effective in treating hand pain from computer use, a cold or hot treatment?

Which is more effective in treating hand pain from computer use, a cold or hot treatment?

Cold is better: Ice the area for 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off when awake is better than heat which causes more swelling. ...Read more

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Any treatments besides NSAIDS & PT/MT for hand pain?

Any treatments besides NSAIDS & PT/MT for hand pain?

Yes there are: depending the cause of the pain. See a hand specialist who examine your hand order some tests if necessary and treat you accordingly. The pain could have neurologic or rheumatologic cause . OA is unlikely because of your age. ...Read more

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Is there a certain type of specialist for hand pain?

Is there a certain type of specialist for hand pain?

Yes: Depending on the type, location, and chronicity of pain, a hand specialist would be advisable. ...Read more

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What type of dr would one go to for shoulder arm hand pain?

What type of dr would one go to for shoulder arm hand pain?

Primary care: I would start with primary care doctor. He/she will do the necessary examination, workup, possibly imaging and refer you to specialists when needed. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for the hand pain and tingling which i get from repeated motion by using computer?

Any suggestions for the hand pain and tingling which i get from repeated motion by using computer?

Carpal tunnel: Many devices available, including wrist pads at the base of the computer, using a split keyboard, changing the angle of your limbs relative to the work area. Some people employ wrist splints.. Sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome which may respond to local injection or even outpt surgery. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats arm, shoulder and hand pain?

What type of doctor treats arm, shoulder and hand pain?

Variable: Usually a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, although other non surgeons and general orthopedic surgeons do. ...Read more