Voluntary Removal of One Finger Joint

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12 Dec 2007, 11:21 am

I thought about just removing the tip of one of my finger as the pain in cold weather and winter is starting to suck, but from what others said after a joint removal (not voluntary btw) you still get phantoms pains.

Sucks, I guess just learn to live with the pain. I was using some heat cream on the joint but then I ALWAYS get it in my eyes before days end or somewhere we are not going to post and ouch!


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12 Dec 2007, 11:24 am

Have you tried ActivOn?

It burns very little, and works. I use it on my shoulder.



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12 Dec 2007, 11:27 am

Do you have Raynaud's perhaps?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raynaud's_phenomenon


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12 Dec 2007, 11:36 am

Thx Busy yeah I heard that alot I am going to try someo n my next debacle at Walmart. :) Problem is I am OCD stemming and I rub my eyes, ears, nose and mouth like hundreds of times a day, thus it burns all over. OMG!


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12 Dec 2007, 11:42 am

Yeah, Raynaud's came to mind. Vascular reactivity. Fish oil and B vitamins help some people. Stimulants (caffeine, nicotine) seem to make it worse.

Another possibility is scleroderma or an autoimmune condition.

Natural therapies for Raynaud's at Shrubmed



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12 Dec 2007, 11:43 am

OK - you do realize there are options other than cutting off your finger, don't you?


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Yeah, Raynaud's came to mind. Vascular reactivity. Fish oil and B vitamins help some people. Stimulants (caffeine, nicotine) seem to make it worse.

Another possibility is scleroderma or an autoimmune condition.

Natural therapies for Raynaud's at Shrubmed


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12 Dec 2007, 11:58 am

Given any thought to purchasing gloves? 8O



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12 Dec 2007, 12:59 pm

Yeah - ALTERNATIVES EXIST. Just the removal was an OCD thought I will never do it. But I understand phantom can still exist.

At times it is as painful as folks describe gout pains - other times it is nominal at best. it is in the finger joint itself.


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12 Dec 2007, 1:20 pm

OK. Personally, I also have this condition thoughit affects my toes specifically, so i know how unpleasant it can be. There are some chinese medicinal remedies that work well. Acupunture for example. And http://www.jidetang.com/chilblains is worthy to be read for getting an idea on how to find some relief. :)


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12 Dec 2007, 1:28 pm

JJ that is an excellant idea, I re-kicked in my glucosamine supplements so hoping they will help, as befroehand I could not swallow the pills because of anxiety attacks, choking on food and such, I am a real MESS. :)


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12 Dec 2007, 10:25 pm

Raynaud's was my first thought too. Chilblains could be it as well. Also consider thyroid disorder.



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13 Dec 2007, 12:06 pm

Frosty wrote:
JJ that is an excellant idea, I re-kicked in my glucosamine supplements so hoping they will help, as befroehand I could not swallow the pills because of anxiety attacks, choking on food and such, I am a real MESS. :)



http://www.heatbands.com/Raynauds-Resources-sp-5.htmlImage


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