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Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine for Trigger Finger and Carpal Tunnel by Jeffrey Dach, MD by Jeffrey Dach MD Medical Doctor Posted Tue 10 Nov 2009 4:14am Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine for Trigger Finger and Carpal Tunnel by Jeffrey Dach, MD Jim is a 46 year old retired New York policeman who uses power tools to repair his house. His problem is chronic pain at the base of the thumb and wrist. The pain worsens with use of the hand, makin ... Read on »
Paraffin Wax Therapy - Directions for Relieving Pain and Stiffness - Part 2 of 2 by Amy H. Posted Sat 13 Dec 2008 11:27pm Recently, I described how Paraffin Wax can help reduce inflammation and stiffness in your joints, and how nurses and medics have been using this treatment for quite a while. I’ve had this treatment in physical therapy clinics before, and have left feeling much better. However, you don’t have to go to a clinic to try out paraffin wax therapy ... Read on »
The Journey - a poem by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Thu 29 Aug 2013 12:00am "The Journey" By Mary Oliver One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice— though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. "Mend my life!" each voice cried. But you didn't stop. You knew what you had to do, though the wind ... Read on »
Blue Mountain Tea: A Sunny Medicine for Cloudy Days by Kiva R. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 17 Oct 2009 10:00pm Common Names: Goldenrod, Blue Mountain Tea Botanical Name: Solidago spp. Taste & Impression: Bitter, Aromatic, Astringent, sl. diffusive Energetics: Warm, Dry Parts Used: Flowers & Flower Buds, Leaves, Roots Actions: digestive bitter, alterative, stimulant and relaxant nervine, diaphoretic, astringent, digestive aromatic (and carmi ... Read on »
Pain in my Neck (Shoulder, Arm): Is Diabetes to Blame? by Elizabeth S. Posted Tue 26 Jan 2010 12:00am Do you suffer from a stiff neck, or what they are calling a frozen shoulder? Is your upper body mobility (reaching for a glass on a top shelf, putting on a jacket, lifting a child up) compromised and causing you to yelp OUCH! Do you also have either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes? Are you assuming that it could be related? Be caref ... Read on »
Take Control Of Your Arthritis by Dr Larry Posted Fri 28 May 2010 1:39pm You are here: Home / Get Hope / Take Control Of Your Arthritis Take Control Of Your Arthritis 24th May Posted by shawn ·   Filed under Get Hope , Wellness , Workshops Tagged with Arthritis , Health , The Specific , Wellness Take Control of Your Arthritis It’s starts with stiffness in your fing ... Read on »
I Would Sell My Soul for the Polka Queen by Kate K. Patient Expert Posted Sat 04 Sep 2010 12:38pm  I dread making the phone call to the Polka Queen (AKA Alice Aman), my former accordion teacher. I leave a garbled message on her cell phone about my slow, stiff fingers being unreliable because of Parkinson’s Disease and that I won’t be playing with her group at Oktoberfest in Denver this year. My days of playing the accordion in public are ... Read on »
The Lupus Misconception (HAWMC)- Day 10 by TiffanyAndLupus Patient Expert Posted Mon 02 May 2011 12:00pm Photo from Today's Post from the Wego Health ( HAWMC ) for Day 10 is about sharing secrets. To share with the public a secret or misconception about our illness that we'd like to make known.  Post Secret. You know the beloved  PostSecret blog?  Today’s prompt is to write down a secret that …really isn’ ... Read on »
Rhythm-n-ning by davedandinfused Posted Sun 07 Feb 2010 11:35am I've been feeling distinctly Thelonius Monk for the last couple of days. All stiff fingered and discordant. I can't play like him of course...It's just a good description of my health. I'd had a few weeks off from numb hands and pliered feet, which makes the return of it all the more unwelcome. We're remounting a production of A Midsummer Nig ... Read on »
Not Mitochondrial Disease. Probably Not Lupus, but... by Alyson Posted Wed 01 May 2013 12:00am I'm up later than usual because I was home sick and slept nearly all day.   Yesterday I received the last of my nuclear DNA test results.  After both my mitochondrial DNA and nuclear DNA test results showed nothing of clinical significance, it's pretty safe to say I don't have mitochondrial disease.  They did find a few intere ... Read on »