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Alternative Treatments For Impingement Syndrome
It's not: These conditions are similar and represent inflammation in the tissues surrounding the rotator cuff. Rest, ice and nsaid's are first line treatments, followed by therapy and oral/injectable steroids. If these measures fail, then shoulder arthroscopy is performed to remove the inflamed bursal tissue and bone spurs. The rotator cuff is evaluated and if torn, repaired/debrided. ...Read more
Can be: But a careful examination by a specialist can tease out the difference. ...Read more
While i was bench pressing i felt my shoulder slide back but I have all the symptoms for shoulder impingement syndrome is?
May be instability: Impingement usually occurs with shoulder press or military press. You may have experienced shoulder instability. Impingement typically occurs in older patients (>35 or 40) while instability occurs in younger patients (< 30.) initial treatment for instablity involves a physical therapy program. Impingement is treated with nsaids, physical therapy, and steroid injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impingement: Literally means squeezing or pinching or tissues. Several general types. As pertains to the shoulder, a pinching of the rotator cuff by a-c joint, downward-sloping acromion, c-c ligament, or thickened subacromial bursa. Internal impingement is typically at the posterior glenohumeral joint as seen in throwing/overhead athletes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in tendons: Any place where tendons attach to bone can be a site of tendinitis. When a tendon gets inflamed from trauma, overuse, or other reasons, it can cause pain, stiffness, and lack of function. The shoulders and elbows are common places for tendinitis. Impingement specifically refers to a type of shoulder tendinitis where the tendon is compressed under a bony part of the shoulder called the acromion. ...Read more
Is surgery d option for shoulder pain(impingement syndrome), which did not reduce with physio for 6 months n tricort 10mg?
Be careful: Twenties male considering shoulder operation for "impingement". Shoulder is complex bio mechanism not well understood by many doctors. If possible see osteopath for hands-on evaluation. Many bone surgeons operate based on imaging studies, which are infamous for inability to discern chronic soft tissue disorders. Failure of pt occurs if the bio mechanism disorder is not properly understood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For someone with shoulder impingement syndrome, do you have to do physical therpy forever? What about when you get to age 80+?
Impingement: Sometimes surgery is necessary to relieve the impingement. ...Read more
Yes: Many shoulder impingement sypmtoms are due to dys-synchronization of the shoulder muscles. See a pt or physical medicine doc to get more guidance. This rehabilitation is very slow but well worth the effort. Cortisone injections work well for certain type of bursitis involving the shoulder but work best in combination with therapy as above. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tendinitis/bursitis : The rotator cuff tendon and bursa can be pinched between the acromion and greater tuberosity. This causes inflammation and pain. Ice, nsaid's and activity modification are the first line treatments for this problem. Persistent symptoms need oral/injected steroid and/or physical therapy. If non-operative treatment fails, arthroscopic surgery is the definitive treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me how is impingement syndrome different from shoulder bursitis and rotator cuff tendinitis?
I've been diagnosed with impingement syndrome in the rotator cuff, but the real pain is about 8 inches lower in the upper arm muscle. I'm 50 yr female?
Referred pain: The nerves that supply the rotator cuff comes from the neck at the c5 and c6 levels. The same nerves supply the skin around the side of the upper arm. Since your brain is unable to process pain coming from the rotator cuff tendons, it interprets the pain as coming from the area of those nerves, or the skin from the nerves. This is called referred pain. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I have already had a hydrocortisone injection in my shoulder for impingement syndrome 2 months ago, the pain is coming back.
Need to look: If you have recurrent pain after a subacromial injection for "impingement" you may need to better discern what is causing the pain and if it truly is impingment. If you have not tried therapy that is also a good next step. You may require an ultrasound or MRI to look at the rotator cuff. You are a bit young to have any kind of cuff tears which is why i would make sure the diagnosis is correct. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shoulder surgery this tuesday for impingement syndrome. In severe pain now with my hand falling asleep constantly. Do i go to the ER or just wait?
None: There are no dependable alternative treatmens to my knowledge for sick sinus syndrome. However, everyone can benefit from good organic whole food vitamin/mineral supplementation, acid free; toxin free diet; check out my website for details: www.Medacpc.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any alternative treatments to fowlers syndrome (complete retention) other than SNS or urinary diversion? Dont want more surgery (got spc now)
Here are some...: Do clean intermittent self-catheterilization (or CISC) is the most reasonable option after failing to response to conservative Rx with alpha-blocker & Kegel exercise, etc. and before undergoing invasive procedures as mentioned. More? Contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login - using audio/ video goes faster and learns more than text chat does. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (siadh). Are there any alternative treatments?
It depends: Siadh can be a serious condition requiring medical care from an appropriate specialist. It would be irresponsible of me to provide you with suggestions for this condition without having an opportunity to review your lab results. I would carefully follow the instructions of your physician. Some conditions can be helped by this forum on healthtap. Siadh is not one of them. ...Read more
Where?: Cystic change in the breasts is very common. Of course if you have a dominant breast mass, it needs to be seen as a possible cancer. Mainstream medicine has little to offer. I've had colleagues tell me that evening primrose oil is the first herbal to try for painful / lumpy breasts. An evidence-based holist in your community may be able to offer more. ...Read more
IPL for Rosacea: Intense pulsed light (ipl), or "photofacial", is an appropriate treatment for the redness of rosacea. A few treatments spaced approx. A month apart will be needed. A topical antibiotic like Metronidazole may be used in between sessions. Also, avoidance of triggers such as sun, heat, cold, spicy foods, and alcohol may help reduce redness. http://www.dranthonycorrado.com/procedures/non-invasive. ...Read more
Depends on cause: With paralysis from a stroke or from a spinal cord injury, the mainstays of treatment start with physical and occupational therapy. The goal is to retrain the muscles and decrease disuse atrophy and spasticity (stiffness). There is a lot of research being done on stem cell transplants and electrocortical activation of prosthetics. We anxiously await their progress. ...Read more
No: Since there's very little standard treatment for rabies once the disease has begun, it's hard to talk about "alternative treatments." someone with rabies should be hospitalized. There have been a few cases of survival with an induced coma. The most important way to deal with rabies is to give human rabies immunoglobulin (hrig) and Rabies Vaccine after exposure, before the onset of disease. ...Read more
Yes, 3 : There are 3 proven strategies for treating allergies. 1) avoidance works, although only a few allergens are easy to avoid. 2) medications. Nasal steroids are the most effective medications for most allergy symptoms. 3) allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots) - the only disease modifying therapy. Many patients can develop tolerance to their allergens after receiving allergy shots. ...Read more
Yes: Surgery is usually the last resort for most back problems except major trauma. Therapy, postural exercises, yoga, weight loss and/or exercise, gait training, job retraining, as well as meditatation (to relieve stress) are helpful adjucts. Note: not all back pain is created equal to please get check by a specialist. Note: beware of fad or gimmicky advertisements for back relief. Feel better. ...Read more
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