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Hand pain advice needed....

Old 06-26-2010, 08:47 AM
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Hi! I have been having some hand pain, as a side effect of chemo. Does anyone have any suggestions for creams or anything that might help?

Thanks much!
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:49 AM
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I have a soft rubber, spongy ball that I roll over and around my hand, for pain relief. It feels like a mini massage. Tiger balm works well for me too.
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:55 AM
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Will check with an apothecary friend...I'm thinking the vitamin E with arnica might be what would help.
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:56 AM
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I use OTC muscle creams like Bengay or arthritis creams ...

Ask the doc or nurse, they may have some suggestions :thumbup:
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:04 AM
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Sam, if you go to an herb shop see if they have some sort of oil with eucalypus, mint, menthol, winter green and that sort of thing. Those oils are very healing. Ask them for oil of olbas...this oil is mostly used for colds and congestion but it works great on pain....
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:53 AM
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I don't know specifically about your type of pain, but my mil said this one helped her:

If the pain is being caused by inflammation of the carpal tunnel, the heavy duty hand braces you can buy at Walmart help. My mil wears them at night. These are the ones that have the metal insert on the palm side. They keep the wrist immobilized in a neutral position while you sleep, which allows the inflammation to die down. (Have to be used for a week or more before you start noticing the relief.)
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Old 06-26-2010, 11:23 AM
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Toucan, when I went thru chemo, my hands did the same thing. It was sometimes inconvenient but I would submerse them in hot water and let them soak. If not water I put hot water in a hot water bottle and laid them across my hands.FOr some reason the warmth eased the nerves and such and stopped the pain. I also went to walmart and got the cheapest kind of heat therapy patches and cut them to fit on the top wrist/hand and they worked too. YOu can wear them out too. Hope this helps. ((((((HUGS))))))))0
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Old 06-26-2010, 12:46 PM
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Go to a good chiropractor to see if you have a bone out of place in your wrist/hand. I tend to do that on my right hand when I do a lot of strenuous yard work.
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