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Have heart disease, stomach and prostate cancer, pain and tightness while bending. Any cure?

Feb 2014
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for approximately 3 months, bilateral middle digit slightly swollen, lateral knot noted; mild pain & tightness when bent. no trauma at any time. sodium limited. FHX: heart disease, stomach & prostate cancer, DM.
Posted Mon, 1 Apr 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 52 minutes later
Hi and welcome to XXXXXXX
Thanks for posting your query.

It looks like you have synovitis of interphalangeal joint of middle finger bilaterally. This is a condition where the membrane lining the joint gets angry and red, which leads to an accumulation of fluid.

To pinpoint the diagnosis, complete physical examination and investigations like complete blood counts, ESR, RA factor, CRP, serum uric acid, X-ray from a orthopaedician are needed.

I would also like to give some advice to fight with these pains-

Do regular physiotherapy of joints.
Hot fomentation to decrease the joint stiffness
Hot bath of Epsom salts (magnesium sulphate)-Magnesium has both anti-inflammatory and anti- arthritic properties and it can be absorbed through the skin.

Hope this will help you. Please do write back if you have any additional concerns.

Wishing you good health...

Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
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