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Bonecruncher BS: Cold index finger, diagnosis? (56* d) RE: BS: Cold index finger, diagnosis? 13 Dec 07

As an osteopath I see the occasional case of "white finger".
Sometimes it is due to Raynaud's Syndrome (or Phenomenon) but it may be due to the more serious Raynaud's Disease. "Syndrome" means that the cause is multi-factorial.
Normally manifesting in women, it is sometimes hereditary and somtimes psychogenic. It can be drug-induced or work-related. It may be due to compression of a nerve supplying the small arteries of the digits, for which a check by an osteopath or chiropractor would be helpful.
I have effected a cure in some cases by adjusting the small bones of the hand. If more than one finger is affected adjustment of the elbow can also be effective.
Aspirin has the effect of thinning the blood so failing all else, and with the knowledge of the patient's G.P., a quarter of a regular aspirin daily (i.e. a dose of 75 milligrammes) or a single children's aspirin, may be helpful.
Hope this helps.

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