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Is cherry extract effective at treating pain in the forefinger?

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Posted on Sat, 8 Feb 2020
Question: I have pain in the large knuckle of my right forefinger with specific movement. The movement I think be describes it: If I hold my right arm out straight and palm-side down, then turn the tips of my fingers 45deg to the right that will cause pain at that site. In practice it's most bothersome when: Doing certain strokes while playing the drums, if the dog tugs on the leash when I'm not ready, if I reach for a cup in an upper cupboard, reaching for a cross-walk button. I'm 56, male and overall very good health.
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Answered by Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:

Gout

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

"As" per your clinical history is concerned please follow like this-

1)Do a clinical examination by your Doctor[Rheumatologist] and to confirm do few investigations like [Uric acid, X-ray, and Ultrasound]

2)If you have already tried OTC gel and tab then discuss with treating Doctor [Corticosteroids] & [Febuxostat]


Do follow lifestyle modifications like this -

1) Try to keep your fluid intake high.

2) Limit or avoid alcohol like Beer.

3) Take protein from low-fat dairy products.

4) Try to limit your intake of meat, fish, and poultry.

5) Maintain a desirable body weight.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Uday Nath Sahoo, General & Family Physician
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo (32 hours later)
Thank you Doctor Sahoo. Would cherry extract be of any use for the condition? Are there any other creams that might be better than the dicolfenac gel to help topically?
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Answered by Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:

Gout

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

"As" per your query is concerned please follow like this -

1)Cherry Extract is good and helpful.You can drink black cherry juice one glass every day or can take 15 -20 cherries a day.

2)For topical applications, you can try this composition [aceclofenac+ methyl salicylate + linolenic acid + capsaicin+ menthol ] and use it three times a day.

3)Discuss with your Doctor about vitamin C regularly as supplements.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Uday Nath Sahoo, General & Family Physician
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Is cherry extract effective at treating pain in the forefinger?

Brief Answer: Gout Detailed Answer: Hello, "As" per your clinical history is concerned please follow like this- 1)Do a clinical examination by your Doctor[Rheumatologist] and to confirm do few investigations like [Uric acid, X-ray, and Ultrasound] 2)If you have already tried OTC gel and tab then discuss with treating Doctor [Corticosteroids] & [Febuxostat] Do follow lifestyle modifications like this - 1) Try to keep your fluid intake high. 2) Limit or avoid alcohol like Beer. 3) Take protein from low-fat dairy products. 4) Try to limit your intake of meat, fish, and poultry. 5) Maintain a desirable body weight. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Uday Nath Sahoo, General & Family Physician