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Doing anything is difficult if your hands hurt, especially the thumbs . Unfortunately, when arthritis strikes the hands, it can affect multiple joints on both sides. As a result of aching hands, many people have to give up their favorite hobbies or even a career. Before you throw in the hand towel, consider some treatment methods for those painful, worn-out hands.
A counter-intuitive method for relieving hand pain is to use heat and keep the hands warm. One way to keep the hands warm is by using hand arthritis gloves . You would be amazed at how helpful this simple, cheap item can be for painful hands. Going another step further, some people purchase home paraffin wax units . Dipping arthritic hands in warm wax really helps to improve range-of-motion and relieve stiffness. If a paraffin wax unit is too expensive, try soaking your hands in warm water two or three times per day for 10-15 minutes. Warmth keeps the hands going.
Because inflammation keeps the hands swollen and p...
Dear Dr Lasich - I'm six weeks post op spinal fusion surgery. Dec. 8, 2011 and then again eight days later I was in so much pain. The doctors went back in and found that a screw had broken by bone and some hardware was removed. My foot feels like it's on fire and top of my toes feels like someone is holding a match to them. I know nerve damage takes time to heal but I'm to the point not taking much more. I'm on Percocet and Lyrica. Can you please recommend something else I can take to help? Also will these pains go away eventually? I can't imagine living like this the rest of my life. I'm only 43! -Sad
Surgeons use hardware such as screws and rods to fix a spine. Unfortunately, this fix can sometimes ruin a life, especially when the screws go askew. These screws are called pedicle screws because they are lodged into the ped...
With the high prices of many medications and the difficulty in getting doctors to prescribe the opioid medications you need to relieve your pain, it can be tempting to consider ordering drugs online. In fact, we periodically get questions asking about online pharmacies. But as it turns out, the odds of living through a game of Russian roulette are better than your odds of ordering from an online pharmacy and getting the medication you ordered that is not contaminated and at the same time keeping your credit card information safe. The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) recently announced that it evalauted 5,200 Internet drug outlets and found that 96% were not in compliance with the basic criteria required for a legitamate pharmacy practice. Some of the problems the NABP found included:
More than 75% dispense drugs, including opioids and other analgesics, without a valid prescription being required, with most Internet outlets accepting a brief on...
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