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After 2 MS exacerbations the back of my hands ache from below knuckles to wrist. Any tips outside of medications?
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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry
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In brief: Neuro Rehab
Seek out a physical therapist who is good at neuro-rehabilitation.
They may suggest appropriate exercises.

In brief: Neuro Rehab
Seek out a physical therapist who is good at neuro-rehabilitation.
They may suggest appropriate exercises.
Dr. Horacio Capote
Dr. Horacio Capote
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In brief: Sure
Recommend you see hand therapist or OT.
Also, urge you to take a medication for MS. Your best bets include Tysabri (natalizumab) or Gilenya.

In brief: Sure
Recommend you see hand therapist or OT.
Also, urge you to take a medication for MS. Your best bets include Tysabri (natalizumab) or Gilenya.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Samuel Hunter
Neurology
In brief: Topical analgesics
In ms, even a very minor sensory disturbance can be painful.
Generally gabapentin, tramadol, carbamazepine, and duloxetine are helpful for painful neuropathic symptoms. However, topical anesthetics are often helpful. "icy hot" bengay, bluestar and other mentholatum or salicylate based products often help. So does 1% capsaicin, although care is needed in application. Tens units also can help.

In brief: Topical analgesics
In ms, even a very minor sensory disturbance can be painful.
Generally gabapentin, tramadol, carbamazepine, and duloxetine are helpful for painful neuropathic symptoms. However, topical anesthetics are often helpful. "icy hot" bengay, bluestar and other mentholatum or salicylate based products often help. So does 1% capsaicin, although care is needed in application. Tens units also can help.
Dr. Samuel Hunter
Dr. Samuel Hunter
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