Alternative Names Web finger repair; Web toe repair; Syndactyly repair Risks Risks for any anesthesia include the following: Problems breathing Reactions to medications Risks for any surgery include the following: Bleeding Infection Other possible complications related to this surgery include the following: Damage from not getting enough blood in the hand or foot, due to the cast Loss of skin grafts Stiffness of the fingers or toes Call your doctor if you notice the following: Fever Fingers that tingle, are numb, or have a bluish tinge Severe pain Swelling
According to a study published in the May 2006 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, adults with arthritis are significantly less likely than adults without arthritis to engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity at levels recommended by federally Healthy People 2010 and by experts in the fields of arthritis and physical activity. In fact, more than a third of adults with arthritis are inactive.
Previous studies have shown that both strength training and aerobic exercise benefit people with both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis by decreasing pain, delaying disability, improving muscle strength, improving gait and function and decreasing the risk of falls. Physical and psychological benefits resulting from exercise have also been shown for patients with fibromyalgia and systemic lupus erythematosus. The authors of the study note however that increasing physical activity in patients with forms of arthritis is difficult because of misconceptions of harm...
When my hands and feet started hurting about a year after I finished chemo, my oncologist said I had, " Taxol toes ." She went on to explain that a more accurate term is peripheral neuropathy, which means nerve damage in the extremities--hands and feet.
My hands and feet felt like they were asleep. I frequently dropped things, and I had trouble walking on uneven terrain and steps because I wasn't getting accurate information from my nerves. For some people neuropathy can be severe enough that they have to go on disability.
If you are going to be taking a taxane chemo drug like Taxol or Taxotere , you should ask your oncologist about possible precautions to reduce the chances of getting peripheral neuropathy.
The Mayo Clinic suggests eating a diet rich in Vitamin B-12 foods like meats, fish, eggs, and fortified cereals. Some oncologists prescribe B vitamins, but be sure to talk to your oncologist before taking any supplements because sometimes they can interfere ...
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