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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Osteitis Pubis

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Are any treatments helpful for symphysis pubis dysfunction?

Are any treatments helpful for symphysis pubis dysfunction?

Injection option: Steroid and more lately PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) have been tried with varying success in the literature ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatment besides steroids for temporal artitis?

Are there any alternative treatment besides steroids for temporal artitis?

Yes, but...: The problem with alternate medications (sometimes called "steroid-sparing" drugs) is that they tend to be slow in onset. It is very important with temporal arteritis to get control of the disease immediately, and only steroids will do this job. Once the disease is under control, other drugs may help you get off steroids sooner. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for eye socket infection?

Are there alternative therapies for eye socket infection?

More details: You need to provide more details. By socket do you mean around the eye, the eyelids, the surface of the eyeball or the structures around the eye? ...Read more

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Recommendations for natural or home treatments for interstitial cystitis?

Recommendations for natural or home treatments for interstitial cystitis?

Varied: Physical therapy with pelvic floor relaxation offers improvement for some patients. You need to find a therapist with experience to truly get benefit. Some patients claim improvement with avoiding artificial sweetners, acidic foods-orange juice, lemons, and spicy foods. Every patient is a little different. Look up the irritable bowel diet recs and there is overlap with inter. Cystitis diets. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments available for heel, knee joint pain other than pain meds?

Are there alternative treatments available for heel, knee joint pain other than pain meds?

Periostitis of os..: If inflammation causes the pain, it should be eliminated. The most common cause for heel specific pain is "periostitis of the os calcus, or heel bone. An appropriate cortisone should bring rapid relief. Then look for the causes. The family of spondyloarthopathies is most likely factorial the layman's term for heel pain is stone bruise." in reiter's syndrome, it was called "lover's heels!". ...Read more

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Is there an alternative therapy for osteosarcoma?

Is there an alternative therapy for osteosarcoma?

No: Osteosarcoma is a form of cancer and convnentional oncological therapy is the best option. There are however centers that focus on an integrative approach. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

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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How effective is shark cartilage for psoriaris treatment?

How effective is shark cartilage for psoriaris treatment?

No proof: Although shark fin (cartilage) has been used medicinally in china with reports that it lowers cholesterol, combats cancer & heart disease & is beneficial for skin health; there is no scientic proof of these benefits at this time. There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury. ...Read more

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Are there good natural treatments for epidural abscess?

Are there good natural treatments for epidural abscess?

No: Epidural abscess is a very dangerous condition and requires IV antibiotics usually with surgical evacuation to prevent paralysis in the spinal areas. ...Read more

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Is there a good joint supplement for osteitis pubis?

Is there a good joint supplement for osteitis pubis?

Osteitis pubis: Inflammation of the pubic symphysis or osteitis pubis may or may not respond to dietary supplements. To my knowledge there is no evidence that dietary supplements change the symptoms of this condition. However dietary supplements such as those used for osteoarthritis, may provide relief. Some patients report released with supplements such as chondroitin and glucosamine. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative therapy to treat chronic belly pain?

To what?: Alternative to what? Medication, surgery, nerve block, and accupuncture all may help. ...Read more

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Alternative treatments for possible chronic bone infection in a below knee amputation?

Alternative treatments for possible chronic bone infection in a below knee amputation?

Antibiotics/ Surgery: Bone infections are difficult to treat. Antibiotics are used to try to clear the infection. If this is not successful, surgery may be needed to remove the infected portion of bone. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

None that I'm aware: Orchitis is either a viral or bacterial infection of the testicle. If bacterial you need antibiotics. If you are sexually active get checked for a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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Any curable treatments for hip synovitis?

Any curable treatments for hip synovitis?

Anti-inflammatories: Start with oral antiinflammatory medications, such as aleve (naproxen) or advil. A steroid taper would be the next step, or an injection into the hip with a steroid medication could be performed. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for ankylosing spondylitis [medicines]?

Is there a treatment for ankylosing spondylitis [medicines]?

Absolutely: There are several therapeutic options ranging from nsaids to sulfasalazine to biologics (enbrel, humira, (adalimumab) remicade). See a rheumatologist for guidance. ...Read more

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Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more