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Suggest treatment for nerve pulling pain in finger

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Posted on Mon, 8 Sep 2014
Question: I have nerve pulling pain on the left index finger when i stretch my finger and hand. Inside of the finger also pain on touch, tip of the finger sore to touch like skin burn. Also have consulted GP, taken neurobion forte, vitamin b12 tablets, pain killers, but no lasting relief.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Infection or tendonitis likely.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The pulling pain in the finger on stretching is more likely to be due to tendonitis rather than a nerve problem. An infection in the finger space also needs to be ruled out after a direct examination.
Exact diagnosis can be made only after proper examination by an orthopaedician. So I suggest you to consult one. An XC-ray or MRI scan might be needed to confirm the diagnosis.

In the meanwhile, for symptomatic relief:
1. Give enough rest to your hand muscle.
2. Take mild pain killers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
3. Stronger prescription NSAIDS with muscle relaxants may help if simple analgesics do not help.
4. Hot compresses to your finger will be useful pain relieving measure. You may apply a local analgesic gel on that area.
5. Hand, Wrist and forearm stretches can be helpful under the guidance of a physiotherapist if the infection is ruled out.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal (42 hours later)
I am not satisfied with the service and reply offered at all. First of all, at the time of posting the query and payment, there were 137 doctors online and it has taken more than 8 hours to get some response. there is no sms alert to check the mail, also its misguiding to say 24X7 support, and even when I have got some reply there is not value addition to the existing suggestion given by my GP.

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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Sorry for the delay.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
The delay in first response may be related to the delay in the payment transfer. You can get the details from the customer care services.
The suggestion given by your GP was after a direct examination. Online consultation is used for a second opinion only. In the absence of a direct examination and proper investigations it is difficult to give a definitive diagnosis and start with a specific treatment.
Hope you understand our limitations.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for nerve pulling pain in finger

Brief Answer: Infection or tendonitis likely. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The pulling pain in the finger on stretching is more likely to be due to tendonitis rather than a nerve problem. An infection in the finger space also needs to be ruled out after a direct examination. Exact diagnosis can be made only after proper examination by an orthopaedician. So I suggest you to consult one. An XC-ray or MRI scan might be needed to confirm the diagnosis. In the meanwhile, for symptomatic relief: 1. Give enough rest to your hand muscle. 2. Take mild pain killers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. 3. Stronger prescription NSAIDS with muscle relaxants may help if simple analgesics do not help. 4. Hot compresses to your finger will be useful pain relieving measure. You may apply a local analgesic gel on that area. 5. Hand, Wrist and forearm stretches can be helpful under the guidance of a physiotherapist if the infection is ruled out. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal