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What are some alternative medicine methods to help with tendinitis?

What are some alternative medicine methods to help with tendinitis?

Acupuncture: Acupuncture can help greatly. Sometimes this can be done with local needles only, but the acupuncturist would need to evaluate you first to see what approach would be best for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Medicine (Definition)

Alternative medicine is the practice of healing that does not fall into the realm of conventional allopathic medicine. Many think it is usually based on cultural or historical traditions rather than scientific data. However, only recently is science catching up with history. For example, acupuncture meridians have finally been discovered by science. Types of alternative medicine include ...Read more


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What are some alternative approaches to help with my tendinitis?

What are some alternative approaches to help with my tendinitis?

Tendonitis: Most forms of tendonitis respond to strengthening exercises. I advise my patients to do 4-5 sets of 10-12 reps with increasing weights for each set. After exercising it is a good idea to ice the affected area for about 10 minutes. Except for plantar fascitis and achilles tendonitis I am not a big fan of stretching. ...Read more

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What are some alternative medicines to help treat tendinitis?

What are some alternative medicines to help treat tendinitis?

NSAIDs: Usually the treatments involve rest ice and nsaids there are many different ones some being over the counter and some prescription try to stay away from straight pain meds. ...Read more

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What are some alternative medicine, natural ways to deal with seborrhea?

What are some alternative medicine, natural ways to deal with seborrhea?

Seborrhea: In "prescription for nutritional healing, " nutrition researcher and certified nutritional consultant phyllis a. Balch states that several herbal remedies may be helpful in treating your seborrheic dermatitis. Dandelion, goldenseal and red clover are commonly used to treat many skin disorders, while emu oil -- which is applied to your skin -- may help reduce inflammation ...Read more

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Besides medicine, what are some other methods to deal with add?

Besides medicine, what are some other methods to deal with add?

Nutritional Rx: Adhd attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is often caused or worsened by fluctuating blood sugars as a result of sweet drinks. Reactive hypoglycemia leads to inability to concentrate as the brain is temporarily starved for glucose. Then the low sugar levels stimulate the release of adrenaline leading to the hyperactivity. Also mineral, hormonal, immune, ANS imbalances may play a role. ...Read more

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What are some newer treatments that we can look to for help with incontinence?

What are some newer treatments that we can look to for help with incontinence?

Find the Cause : Best treatment is determining the correct cause of the incontinence. Leaking is a symptom and the treatments are determined by the cause. Biofeedback and e-stim are good , ptns and Botox are new therapies. The sling procedure has been revolutionary for men and women in the last decade. There are a lot of new therapies available. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to help with migraines?

What are some natural ways to help with migraines?

Prevention helps!: Sleep hygiene = 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep, preferably the same 8 hours every night. Smoking cessation (tobacco consumption is a common trigger & aggravating factor for migraines). Adequate hydration, at least 64 ounces of water each day. Moderation of caffeine intake, 5 cups of coffee or less per day. Stress reduction. Again, hope this helps, and good luck! ...Read more

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What are other alternative medicine treatments to help reduce nausea and vomiting?

What are other alternative medicine treatments to help reduce nausea and vomiting?

Citrus/Ginger: Remedies other than traditional medicines include foods, pressure points and some vitamins. Ginger has been shown to aid in the relief of nausea as has both the taste and aroma of citrus fruits. Wrist bands used for sea sickness and accupuncture have also provided relief for some. Last, 25 mg of vitamin B6 taken 3-4 times a day may help with nausea and vomiting as well. ...Read more

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What are some good natural remedies to help with stopping the progression of arthritis?

What are some good natural remedies to help with stopping the progression of arthritis?

Chondroitin.glucosam: Some people believe that chondroitin and glucosamine can be helpful. No studies have shown better than a 50/50 outcome for these medications but some patients swear by them. ...Read more

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What kinds of alternative therapies can be used for learning disorders? Do any of them work?

What kinds of alternative therapies can be used for learning disorders?  Do any of them work?

Special education : Services help a child with average or above iq & learning disabilities. Language-based ld's are the most common: dyslexia & disorder of written expression. Non-verbal learning disabilities can impact math, social understanding & executive functions. Intellectual disability in a child who has measurable cognitive & adaptive abilities significantly below average also is treated educationally. ...Read more

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Is there alternative methods to treating depression without dealing with quacks and drugs?

Is there alternative methods to treating depression without dealing with  quacks and drugs?

Yes.: Seek an expert mental health professional who takes the time to hear you & to begin to know you clinically. Listen to him/her. Engage. If that professional communicates effectively with you, work with him/her. Expertly managed psycho-active meds may be crucial, but it is a comprehensive process not just a prescription that will determine your response/recovery. ...Read more

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Are there natural methods to help with asthma?

Are there natural methods to help with asthma?

Some things: But the studies only show small effects that may only have very limited clinical significance to patients. This includes diets rich in omega 3 fatty acids, magnesium supplementation, biofeedback, and chinese herbs(including Ling-Zhi (Ganoderma lucidum), Ku-Shen (Sophorae flavescentis), and Gan-Cao (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) known as the ASHMI formula. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives to pain medication?

What are some alternatives to pain medication?

What is Diagnosis?: When you have a clear diagnosis there are always options for rx. Physical therapy, modalities, otc meds and then rx meds may all be utilized along with complementary rx such as acupuncture, chiropractic and massage. For nerve injury/failed back surgery, treatments such as spinal cord stimulation enable enhanced quality of life and reduced or elimination of opioid medications. ...Read more

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Are there any good herbal medicines to help with depression?

Are there any good herbal medicines to help with depression?

Not really: St johns has a lot of interaction with medication and surgery and takes a while to get out of system. Aerobic exercise and avoiding processed foods and poorly balanced diet are of great benefit. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative therapies to help with rectal prolapse?

Are there any alternative therapies to help with rectal prolapse?

No: For full-thickness rectal prolapse, surgery is the only option that will correct the problem. There are options available. If not corrected, symptoms may worsen as the prolapse weakens the sphincter and the patient develops more symptoms of incontinence which may become irreversible. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives to sex therapy?

What are some alternatives to sex therapy?

Sex Tx: Depends on what your issues are. If recommended by your therapist, consult her/him. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to reduce allergies? Has acupuncture been shown to reduce allergy symptoms or help medicine work better!

What are some natural ways to reduce allergies?  Has acupuncture been shown to reduce allergy symptoms or help medicine work better!

Temporary: Acupuncture can provide you with temporary relief. For long term relief and natural treatment of allergies, you may want to consider allergen desensitization under the guidance of a board certified allergist. Consult one and get tested and see if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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What are some alternative medicine methods to help with tendinitis?

Acupuncture: Acupuncture can help greatly. Sometimes this can be done with local needles only, but the acupuncturist would need to evaluate you first to see what approach would be best for you. ...Read more

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What alternative medicines could I take for my tendinitis?

What alternative medicines could I take for my tendinitis?

Tumeric and traumeel: Tumeric and traumeel can be used as anti-inflammatories orally. Traumeel or arnica gel can be used topically. Apitherapy, prolotherapy and massage (especially art) can be used to successfully treat tendinitis as well. ...Read more

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What are some alternative medicines to help treat tendinitis?

NSAIDs: Usually the treatments involve rest ice and nsaids there are many different ones some being over the counter and some prescription try to stay away from straight pain meds. ...Read more

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What do you recommned as an alternative to pain medicine for tendinitis? Are there any non-drug remedies for tendonitis pain?

What do you recommned as an alternative to pain medicine for tendinitis? Are there any non-drug remedies for tendonitis pain?

Potentially: There are many foods and supplements with have tremendous antiinflammatory capabilities. You can read about anti-inflammatory diets in general and there are a lot of health benefits to them. Omega 3 is just one of many nutrients that have these capabilities and can be found naturally in fish, flax seed, and also in a variety of supplements. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What are some alternative approaches to help with my tendinitis?

Tendonitis: Most forms of tendonitis respond to strengthening exercises. I advise my patients to do 4-5 sets of 10-12 reps with increasing weights for each set. After exercising it is a good idea to ice the affected area for about 10 minutes. Except for plantar fascitis and achilles tendonitis I am not a big fan of stretching. ...Read more

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What is the best pain medicine for tendinitis?

ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES: You're not really looking for a pain medication, which addresses the pain but not really the inflammatory process. Instead, the broad class of NSAID's would be more helpful. These are not without side effects, and should be monitored by a physician. Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Have patella tendinitis...Feels a lot better only dull ache sometimes...Been 2weeks..Using rice method...Can i start running slow again like 6mpw?

Perhaps: It is extremely important to stretch your quads mechanism. This will, in combination with anti-inflammatories, give you increased pain relief. Symptoms will dictate your activity level. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post tib tendinitis?

Can you tell me about post tib tendinitis?

Foot pain: Caused by overuse or overstrain. Fallen arches are a cause and a symptom. The pain is on the inner side of your foot beginning just below the bone of your ankle. ...Read more

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What type of exercise should one do for tendinitis?

What type of exercise should one do for tendinitis?

Aggressive rest.: The proper treatment of tendonitis is “r.I.C.E.” or rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Rest includes avoiding the activity or overuse that led to the tendonitis. Once resolved, stretching and strengthening of the affected area can slowly resume. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between tendonitis and tendinitis?

Is there any difference between tendonitis and tendinitis?

Clarification: Tendonitis is an inflammation of a tendon, usually due to a strain or over-use injury. Tendinitis is not a condition and i assume a misspelling of tendonitis. However, there is another condition known as tinnitis, which is a "ringing" or "buzzing" sound in the ear, usually due to an acoustic nerve irritation. ...Read more

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Any correlation between a loose shoulder and tendinitis?

Any correlation between a loose shoulder and tendinitis?

Possibly: Laxity or looseness of the shoulder could put excessive stress on other areas supporting the shoulder. This stress and overuse could trigger tendonitis. I recommend further evaluation by a musculoskeletal expert such as an orthopedist or physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. ...Read more

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What is the difference between tendinosis and tendinitis?

What is the difference between tendinosis and tendinitis?

Tendinosis vs. tendi: Tendinosis is at more adcanced stage. It means that the tendon starts to lose its integrity, even starts to tear off. Tendinitis means inflammation of the tendon. It's a lot easier to treat. ...Read more

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What are the general signs and symptoms of sartorial tendinitis?

Thigh Pain: The sartorius muscle originates above the hip joint and travels along the inner thigh. It inserts just below the knee joint on the inside of the knee. Pain is usually lower hip and inner thigh/groin pain ...Read more

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Tendinitis pain in the arm ?

Tendinitis pain in the arm ?

Tendonitis refers to: inflammation within a tendon. There are numerous causes of this. It can affect any tendon. That is any tendon can develop tendonitis, and not just in your arm. Some tendon issues called tendonitis, are misnomers, as they are not inflammatory, but degenerative in nature -- and in fact are tendinosis. Common tendinosis in the arm include: tennis elbow, golfers elbow, rotator cuff tendinosis. ...Read more

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What is iliopsoas tendinitis?

Inflammation: Inflammation of a hip flexor muscle that responds well to rest, stretching, anti-inflammatories ...Read more

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How do I get rid of tendinitis?

Many options: Rest and/or avoiding repetitive activities, bracing, anti-inflammatories, and physical therapy may be of use. ...Read more

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What causes patellar tendinitis?

What causes patellar tendinitis?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the patella due to overuse or repetitive motion. Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with decreasing swelling and pain as well as improving strength and range of motion. Recurring tendinitis could be occurring due to needing to improve running form or perhaps needing orthotics. ...Read more

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What is bicep femoris tendinitis?

What is bicep femoris tendinitis?

Hamstring: (from WiThe biceps femoris is a muscle of the posterior (the back) thigh. As its name implies, it has two parts, one of which (the long head) forms part of the hamstrings muscle group.one, the long head, arises from the lower and inner impression on the back part of the tuberosity of the ischium, by a tendon common to it and the semitendinosus, and from the lower part of the sacrotuberous ligament ...Read more

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more