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Can I Use A Sling To Ease My Bursitis Pain In My Elbow
I have pain just above my right elbow and use a computer tablet all day long. Could this be similar to tennis elbow? What can I do to ease the pain?
Possibly: try some over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (As long as you are able to take them) and see if you have any improvement. if you do not or it gets worse you should seek Evaluation. ...Read more
When my elbow is up on the table for a long time I get this shooting pain to my breast area and discomfort in shoulderblade can pinch nerv do this ?
Nerve pathways: People use the term pinched w/o accuracy, but Yes, this likely does follow a nerve pathway. Knowing it's a long time helps. Don't do it w/o freq breaks or changes of position or an ergonomic corrective. A DO, chiropractor, PT, OT, etc. can advise you. Modern work settings put us a risk for this if we're not careful. ...Read more
I have tarsal coalition and in extreme pain my doc gave me tizanidine for muscle spasms in my back will it help to relieve some pain in my foot too?
Tarsal coalition: Tarsal coalition is a congenital condition that affects the bones of the foot . A Tarsal coalition occurs when the bones of the feet fail to separate during fetal development It causes a stiff flat foot that is painful. Tizanidine (Zanaflex) as you said is a muscle relaxant and has no pain relieving properties . You need to discuss this with your Orthopedic doctor --there is surgical correction . ...Read more
I tore my AC joint in my shoulder and still get a sharp pain when i rotate my shoulder should I return for a X-ray or try some sort rehabilitation?
Would my hand go numb, the back of my shoulder be in constant pain? Esp to touch?(if torn) i can not lift stretch, or put behind back. I have spurs.
Partially correct: A torn rotator cuff or osteophytes/spurs in the shoulder would restrict your motion, lifting ability and cause pain but not numbness in your hand. Numbness in your hand can be a pinched nerve in your neck (from a disc or spur) or in your arm or wrist like carpal tunnel syndrome. See your rehab doctor for a diagnosis and proper treatment to avoid a frozen shoulder, wasted muscles or complete tear. ...Read more
I Fell on arm when my knee gave out on Wednesday, now I have about 50% shoulder ROM in flexion and abduction and pain with any shoulder movement... should I use a sling for a couple days/ go to doc/ stretch/ or just suck it up lol?
Both: After an acute injury we usually recommend ice for the first 36 hours. After that heat is recommended to help healing. In physical therapy for years heat and ice are used snd this is called contrast therapy. In part this depends on how it makes you feel. You can use both or choose one depending on your comfort zone. ...Read more
Im a sever and I have sharp pain in right knuckle. The more I use the more it hurts. I can splint my finger and the pain lightens up. What can I do?
Overuse injury: Could be a sprain or any of various kinds of overuse injuries, etc. Best way to get it to settle down is to use it as little as possible - wear a splint, use your other hand when you can, and remember price: protect, rest, ice, compress, elevate. Anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen (up to 800mg, or 4 over-the-counter tablets or capsules, 3x/day, take with food) can also prevent & relieve pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Putting my injured finger in a splint helps some but it still hurts. What can I do to ease the pain?
See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more
I got a sprain in my thumb and all the finger joints are paining and i can't move my fingers. Can you give me suggestions on how to relieve my pain.
The doctor told me I have carpal tunnel and to wear a wrist brace and take aleve (naproxen). How else can I releve pain in my shoulder and neck?
I'm having mild shoulder pain from a week. I feel sharp pain in my rotator joint, when I lift the hand upwards. In any case, this can be arthritis?
Broke my foot a year ago, referred to therapy, didn't get it, now my foot locks up and hurts a lot. Can I use my old brace to help with the pain?
Yes: Yes you can use your old brace but this may not be enough ...Read more
I'm a housekeeper and I have a sharp shooting pain from my wrist to my elbow.. You can see the tendent is stretched tight..
Yes and No: Back pain has many potential causes. Some of these causes are benign and others can be more serious. A properly fitted back brace could help with posture and support and symptomatically some patients find back braces really help to relieve pressure on their back. However, it is important to be worked up by your doctor for back pain if it persists. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
After an emg my dr said i needed a cock-up splint;i do not have carpel tendon pain in my left wrist but pain in my left shoulder due to a fall 2 yr ag?
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