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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Oregano Antibodies (Definition)

Having serum ige to oregano can indicate the possibility of having anaphylactic spectrum reactions to foods spiced with oregano, however, there is a growing trend of testing for igg to foods. With specific examples such as heiner syndrome excluded, there are no known diseases associated with the presence of igg to foods (including oregano) and this could simply reflect that you eat ...Read more


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When I sit in a chair for a while I have stiffness and pain getting up. After movement it goes away. I have no problem exercising etc..

When I sit in a chair for a while I have stiffness and pain getting up. After movement it goes away. I have no problem exercising etc..

Back stiffness: only 2 possible causes - osteoarthritis or lack of daily regular exercise (or combination) -- download back exercise handout from Mayo Clinic or other reputable web site, walk or swim or any other daily activity which strengthens back muscles, get out of chair 5-10 min each hour and walk around and stretch, consider foam roller, consider Physical Therapy, acupuncture, capsaicin patch, etc. ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Keep moving your body; avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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I have cerebral palsy and find it harder to move a delay in my movement if sorts andmore stiffness & pain. Does it worsen with age ?

I have cerebral palsy and find it harder to move a delay in my movement if sorts andmore stiffness & pain. Does it worsen with age ?

It does for many: CP is quite variable in it's effect on patients from mild to disabling. Early and persistent work with therapy & Botox injections can often reduce the progression but over time the practical need for more assistance places many in a chair that would love to retain mobility. Muscles move better when they are balanced which is lost and worsens with age. ...Read more

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back stiffness ,sweating , off balance with movement comes an goes everyday .how can this be anxiety more like autoimmune 13yrs some days worse ?

 back stiffness ,sweating , off balance  with movement comes an goes everyday .how can this be anxiety more like autoimmune 13yrs some days worse ?

Balance problems: If you have had a lobectomy for lung cancer, please rule out recurrence first. If these symptoms have persisted for the last 13 years, I can understand your frustration. I imagine screening labs have been done as well as a thorough neurological exam. If not, please request them. Problems with balance is worrisome. It can be an inner ear problem, B12 deficiency, or cerebral. Stop all supplements . ...Read more

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Am i depressed or sick . night sweats, stiffness in back muscles, balance trouble,movement makes me sick an dizzy an vision zigzags, ?

Am i depressed or sick . night sweats, stiffness in back muscles, balance trouble,movement makes me sick an dizzy an vision zigzags, ?

Maybe both.: I would see a physician for medical evaluation before making any assumptions that symptoms are primarily due to depression or other mental health conditions. Take care. ...Read more

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Should i risk the radiation dose of a hip CT scan due to left hip dysplasia that has not manifested as pain yet but stiffness and movement problems?

Should i risk the radiation dose of a hip CT scan due to left hip dysplasia that has not manifested as pain yet but stiffness and movement problems?

Yes: You should discuss with your physician the reasons for the ct scan and how information gained from the ct scan might alter your treatment. ...Read more

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16y M with Congenital icthyosis. Elbow, wrist, knee, ankle joint pain and stiffness. Greater in the morning. Relieved by walking/movement! ?

16y M with Congenital icthyosis. Elbow, wrist, knee, ankle joint pain and stiffness. Greater in the morning. Relieved by walking/movement!
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Physical Therapy: Congenital Ichthyosis is a genetic disorder; presents at birth with blisters of skin; progresses to thickened, marked scaling of skin; worse over flexural creases of joints & more. Treatment is mainly supportive. Tight skin limits joint range of motion. Increasing your physical activity can help which is why you get relief with movement. See doctor to begin physical therapy; Yoga helps too. ...Read more

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Some mornings I wake up i have back pains. I had gone to purchase a new bed and the back pain seemed to have gone away. Now the back pain and stiffness is back. After movements the pain goes away.

Some mornings I wake up i have back pains.  I had gone to purchase a new bed and the back pain seemed to have gone away.  Now the back pain and stiffness is back.  After movements the pain goes away.

Back stiffness: Morning back discomfort which improves after being up and around can be a sign of osteoarthritis of the spine. Getting a better mattress was a good idea, but if you want to investigate further, consult an orthopedic specialist or visit a spine clinic for diagnosis and advice. ...Read more

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My son aged 14 years is having multiple epiphysyeal dysplasia, stiffness in joints, reduced range of movements in all joints. Pls. Suggest treatment.

My son aged 14 years is having multiple epiphysyeal dysplasia, stiffness in joints, reduced range of movements in all joints. Pls. Suggest treatment.

Joints: Child needs to see pediatric orthopaedic surgeon . At physical therapy program needs to be established. Long term plan needs to be established ...Read more

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After i fell and the left side of my lower back hit a hard object, i used a heating pad to soothe my back. Two months later, i now feel stiffness on the bruised part of my back when i make certain movements. Do i have myositis ossifans?

After i fell and the left side of my lower back hit a hard object, i used a heating pad to soothe my back. Two months later, i now feel stiffness on the bruised part of my back when i make certain movements. Do i have myositis ossifans?

Unlikely: Myositis ossificans (MO) is less likely to affect the muscles of the back rather then the muscles of the leg for example. Xrays would show bone growth in the muscle. You could still have a bone bruise or still a muscle strain or sprain. See your medical provider. For future injuries, ice instead of heat and anti-inflammatories might help. Physical therapy may be helpful. Good luck ...Read more

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My lower back pains a bit in the morning, or when I sit down on the ground for too long I feel it in my hip and lower back. I gym often and sometimes feel a slight pain/stiffness in my lower back even though I'm certain I'm doing the movements correc?

My lower back pains a bit in the morning, or when I sit down on the ground for too long I feel it in my hip and lower back. I gym often and sometimes feel a slight pain/stiffness in my lower back even though I'm certain I'm doing the movements correc?

Mechanical vs inflam: This could be inflammatory or could be mechanical back pain. Inflammatory back pain can wake one up in the early morning hours, and get better with activity. Some are your comments also suggest that could be a mechanical aspect. Your physician will need to get evaluation and imaging in order to help clarify what the best diagnosis is. ...Read more

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I am experiencing neck strain, shoulder pain, joint stiffness, and abnormal movements. I am not experiencing headache.

I am experiencing neck strain, shoulder pain, joint stiffness, and abnormal movements. I am not experiencing headache.

Abnormal movements: If you are having some type of condition that is causing you to have abnormal movement, you should be seen by a provider. ...Read more

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Dizziness comes with neck movements,no neck pain,stiffness maybe,have tinnitus,no ear pain/infection.Shoulders shiver when raised upwards towards neck?

Dizziness comes with neck movements,no neck pain,stiffness maybe,have tinnitus,no ear pain/infection.Shoulders shiver when raised upwards towards neck?

Few possibilities: You may have some allergic reactions, sinusitis, labyrinthine dysfunction such as bppv or meniere's disease or something similar to this. Go and get seen. ...Read more

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I was in a car accident as a passenger&my medical records says"possible labral tear"i have limited movement to my shoulder, stiffnes&pain-is it torn?

I was in a car accident as a passenger&my medical records says"possible labral tear"i have limited movement to my shoulder, stiffnes&pain-is it torn?

It depends: 90% of the diagnosis comes from a thorough history and physical examination. Then you have a list of the possible things wrong with the shoulder and use the MRI to prove or disprove that list. Depending on the accident, shoulder stiffness can some from many reasons. I would get it evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon if not done already. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery (Definition)

This term usually means an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint surgery. More specifically a joint replacement surgeon that can reconstruct an injured, malformed or degenerated joint. We can fix the ligaments, bones, muscles and shock absorbers around the joints, and we can put new surfaces or ends back on the bones. We use biologic and manufactured parts during our ...Read more


Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more