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Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 in Back Pain
Question: I have joint pain in two fingures & swollen problem in two fingures
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Answered by Dr. Mahaveer Patil 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Arthritis / synovitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

Thank you for posting the query.

I have gone through your medical history in detail.

Joint pain and swelling,especially of the fingers, is mostly caused by inflammation of the joint synovium.This is mostly seen in cases of early arthritis.

Do you have a family history of joint pains or arthritis?

Have you recently suffered from major illness / fever?

Do you any recent history of trauma or sprain?

At present,i would suggest you to take anti inflammatory analgesic tablets like tramadol/paracetamol or ibuprofen.

Application of local analgesic gel/spray followed by hot fomentation will be helpful.

Avoid doing heavy work with the affected hand.Give as much rest as possible to the affected fingers.

Please get back to me with the answers to the above questions so that i could help you better.

I hope the answer was useful.

Feel free to ask me any follow up queries that you may have.

Thank you.
Best wishes.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Mahaveer Patil 15 hours later
Thank you doctor for your suggestion

previously I had visited orthopedic doctor , he had given me medicines .

But not such useful , after stoping doses , I again suffer from same problem.

I am taking fenugrik seeds every day. can you please suggest me any other home remedies for arthritis.

I don't have any arthritis history in my family. & no fever since last six months.

But I have skin problem & doctor has given me medicine for Vitamin A & vitamin D .
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Answered by Dr. Mahaveer Patil 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Herbal / ayurvedic / homeopathic medicines

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear XXXXXXX

Fenugreek seeds is the best home remedy.
Milk,citrous fruits have beneficial effect.
Avoid sour and junk food.

Low protein and high carbohydrate diet is essential.

You can also add calcium supplements along with vitamin A and D.

Dipping your hands in a bucket of salted lukewarm water thrice a day will help.

Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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