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Trigger thumb treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   how ru
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY Mobile : -
Doctor :   confirm with correct contact details
User :   wait a min plz
User :   6016-0000
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
User :   i would like to ask regarding my son's thumb
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please sons details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   his thumb is a bit bend at the top, and doc's say he has trigger thumb, my son is 2 yrs and 4 months old
Doctor :   ok
User :   boy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so what would u like to know about trigger thumb
Doctor :   or tenosynovitis
User :   how can it be cured
Doctor :   does he have this since birht]
Doctor :   birth
User :   no
User :   few months back he got it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Triggering of the thumb occurs when focal degenerative changes within the flexor pollicis longus (FPL) tendon lead to a localized swelling that limits tendon excursion within the tendon sheath
User :   ok
Doctor :   Trigger thumb treatment varies depending on its severity and duration
Doctor :   For mild or infrequent symptoms rest with splinting
Doctor :   with finger exercises is indicated
Doctor :   Avoiding repetitive gripping.
Doctor :   For at least three to four weeks, avoid activities that require repetitive gripping, repeated grasping or the prolonged use of vibrating machinery.
User :   sometimes it gets straight n then soon its back to its bending position
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Placing your affected hand in warm water, especially in the morning, may reduce the severity of the catching sensation during the day. If this helps, you can repeat the soaking several times throughout the day.
Doctor :   massaging your affected fingers may feel good and help relieve your pain, but it won't affect the inflammation.
Doctor :   surgery might be needed for severe problem
Doctor :   did they advise for splinting?
Doctor :   r u there
User :   tx
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   any doubts please ask
User :   wht is splinting
Doctor :   to restrict movement
User :   oh ok
User :   well i will try your procedure
Doctor :   Splinting is the technique to secure the part of the body that is injured to decrease further damage or injury to that part of the body
User :   hope things get fine
Doctor :   ur physician will do
User :   am i allowed to ask few more questions
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   u can
Doctor :   please ask if u any doubts
User :   my son's weight is only 10kg
Doctor :   ok
User :   he hardly eats
Doctor :   kids of age will be same
Doctor :   try not to force him
User :   i have tried my level best to give him all sorts of food. but his intake is alz in small portons
Doctor :   to eat
Doctor :   try to encourage him to take fruits and vegetables
Doctor :   or try giving him dates, fruit juice
Doctor :   and one banana after meals
User :   if thr any food that can gain him weight
Doctor :   dont force him to eat the food
Doctor :   let him eat the food
Doctor :   where are u located
Doctor :   which place
User :   in Malaysia
Doctor :   MEGA TEEN 1 tab after each meal
Doctor :   he is two year old right
Doctor :   2 year and 4 months
User :   yah
Doctor :   then dont give this tab
User :   will i get that medicine here
User :   ok
Doctor :   iam not aware of it
Doctor :   it is GNC pharma product
User :   i am giving him a serup from kashmir for hungry
Doctor :   u can give him dry dates
Doctor :   and dates syrup
User :   i will try that
Doctor :   one tea spoon after food
Doctor :   anything else u would like us to help u with
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
Doctor :   have a nice day
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