David Messenger BSc MD FRCPC FCCP


Trigger Finger and Trigger Thumb

Trigger finger and trigger thumb are conditions in which you find it hard to bend or straighten your finger or thumb. It can feel as if the finger or thumb is stuck or catches, snaps, or clicks when you try to move it. You may also feel tenderness or a bump in the palm of the hand around the affected finger or thumb…

Trigger Finger and Trigger Thumb

Trigger finger and trigger thumb are conditions in which you find it hard to bend or straighten your finger or thumb. It can feel as if the finger or thumb is stuck or catches, snaps, or clicks when you try to move it. You may also feel tenderness or a bump in the palm of the hand around the affected finger or thumb…

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a condition in which the nerves or vessels behind the collarbone (clavicle) become compressed or stretched. Arm pain, weakness, or numbness often result. The arm pain can be similar to angina, which is the pain that is linked with a heart attack. Although angina consists mostly of chest pain…

Fever

Fever is the body’s normal response to infection and other conditions, both minor and serious. Most fevers help the body fight infection. The average normal body temperature is 98.6°F (37°C) orally. It can change during the day from a low of 97.4°F (36.3°C) in the morning to a high of 99.6°F (37.6°C) in the late…

Choking Rescue Procedure: Heimlich Maneuver

Choking is usually caused by food or an object stuck in the windpipe. For tips to avoid choking, see preventing choking. A person who is choking cannot talk, cough, or breathe, and may turn gray or blue. The Heimlich maneuver can help get the food or object out. WARNING: Do not try the Heimlich maneuver unless you are…