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Pain management for arm pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   my hand has really been hurting me and i dont know whats wrong
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Since when are you having this problem?
User :   ive been having this problem for a couple weeks
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Did you have any injury to your hand?
User :   i dont really know its just like all of a suden started hurting really bad
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is it at the fingers or the wrist?
Doctor :   Where is the pain exactly?
User :   it starts in betwee my wrist and my fingers then it will go into my fingers and i will sometimes have shooting pains up my hand and arm
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is it happening in both the hands or only one hand?
User :   only one hand and last night i made a fist my pinky wouldnt come down
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is there any neck pain?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I suggest that you give it hot compression.
Doctor :   or put it in hot water.
Doctor :   take tab. Neurobion 1 tab daily for 15 days
Doctor :   Take 2 glasses of milk everyday.
User :   i have but it hasnt really helped and i want squeeze it or even hold my phone in that hand anymore
Doctor :   Is it the right hand?
Doctor :   Do you play any sports?
User :   no its my left
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   and yes i play sports
Doctor :   Do you use your left a lot?
User :   no not really
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   What occupation are you in?
Doctor :   does it hurt when you flex your wrist?
User :   well im not working right now there r no job openings
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   does it hurt when you flex your wrist?
User :   not to much but a little
Doctor :   You should rest the hand, give it ice compression and put it at an elevated position.
Doctor :   Try to avoid any pain killers unless very sever
User :   y shouldnt i take any pills
Doctor :   It is usually not necessary in most cases
Doctor :   Also if the pain is severe
Doctor :   then you may have to fo for splinting.
User :   o ok should i see a doctor
Doctor :   That is done by an orthopedician.
User :   well ive been telling my mom but she thinks im faking is there anything i can say to make her change her mind and take me
Doctor :   Tell her that your ligaments at the elbow are probably inflamed and you need a physical check up.
User :   ok thank you
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