Patient discussion about finger

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Q. What does thumb or finger sucking mean in ADULTS?

People watch the unusual behavior of a person and decide their disorder. I strongly agree, but here is a critical question for you all. What does thumb or finger sucking mean in ADULTS?
AIt’s not a show to enjoy and laugh! It means that whomever you are talking about needs to see a psychologist. I am not joking. Things we are supposed to out-grow but don't, i.e. thumb sucking, imaginary friends or bed wetting, can represent serious problems or mental blocks.
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Q. I broke my pinkie finger a year ago. It is locked in a curved position. How can I straiten it out?

A1i would let a certified orthopedic look at the finger. treatment is according to the severity of the case. i think Terrany method is about finger physiotherapy. i'm not sure this method is to reshape uneven bone healing. this is a bit different situation, bone can be reshaped, this is how an orthodontic can move teeth- by changing the bone. but it takes a few years. i would go to an orthopedic, i advise you to do the same.
A2Finger rehab:
After the first few days of splinting, start range of motion exercises.
Range of motion: Warm the finger for 10 minutes (heating pad or sink of warm water). Gently bend the finger until it begins to feel uncomfortable, then hold the stretch for 30 seconds. Rest for a minute, then do it again. Repeat 10 times. Now straighten the finger and hold for 30 seconds, rest a minute, and repeat 10 times. If the finger has increased discomfort after the exercises, ice the wrist for 20 minutes after the exercises. Do the exercises twice a day. http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/firstaid/finger.htm Hope this helps.

Q. Anyone know why it hurts so much when you smash one of your finger nails?

A1two years ago i closed by accident the door of my car. my thumb was then blocked several seconds before i could liberate myself. it did hurt a lot that i could not sleep anymore. case of emergency. so at the hospital, they took a needle above a flame and then they pierced two holes in the middle of my right thumb nail to let out the pressure of the blood and cell-water who was stuck and which gives the pain. nerves plus body-liquid hurt then a lot. i had to return several times again to the emergency because the holes were closed again, i received heavy drugs to have no pain and lost at least my nail. today you see absolutelly nothing anymore!
A2two levels to that answer. first one is that it has an immense amount of sensory nerves there. so you will be able to do delicate jobs with your fingers. the fingers are almost the most sensitive part of our body. the second level is - if you look evolutionary speaking- the fingernails were an important part of our body like our teeth are. they were a very important tool we should take care of them. and if it hurts like hell when you smashes them- you'll be careful. but that's just a theory:)

Q. how can i point my finger on what kind of allergy do i have? should they inform me in after the blood test?

ADiagnosing the substance that cause allergy (especially the more subtle skin allergic reactions) can pose a challenge to the doctor, and usually done based on clues from the patients complaints in addition to skin testing (attaching suspected substances to the skin for several days and examining it for the development of allergic reaction).

Blood tests (e.g. RAST) can be performed but usually are not the first line of diagnosis.

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/allergy.html
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