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Are there any alternative medicine treatments for swollen ankles?

Are there any alternative medicine treatments for swollen ankles?

Find the cause 1st: There may be alternative medicine treatments for swollen ankles. However, the more important question is why are your ankles swollen. I would recommend that you be seen by an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon if your primary care physician cannot find the cause of the swollen ankles. ...Read more

Dr. Brian Chimenti
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Knee Swelling (Definition)

Knee swelling can be clasified as intraarticular(inside the knee joint)has possible multiple condtions(artritis, torn meniscus, infection etc)the swelilng can be outside the knee (extraarticular)such as inflation ...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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What are the alternative treatments available for heel and knee joint pain other than painkillers?

What are the alternative treatments available for heel and knee joint pain other than painkillers?

A couple: Antiinflammatories both oral and topical, msm, glucosamine, physical therapy, braces. Stretching of achilles tendon and plantar fascia for heel and quads and hamstrings for the knee. Accupunture is an option as well. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for ankle arthritis?

Are there effective natural treatments for ankle arthritis?

They say yes: I do not know of any effective remedy for that. If there are remedies i want to have to treat mine? Thank 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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What are treatment options for knee cartilage wear?

What are treatment options for knee cartilage wear?

Multiple: There are many options, including arthroscopic drilling; cartilage harvesting, groth, and then implantation; visco supplementation; braces and osteo roomies to " offload" the area, joint resurfacing, etc. Don't hesitate to see an orthopedic surgeon to discuss which option would be best for you. ...Read more

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Are there different options for treating knee cap dislocation?

Are there different options for treating knee cap dislocation?

Ortho consult: There are multiple different non-surgical and surgical options. It is important to make an appt with an ortho doctor. Some of the important factors are age at first dislocation, associated injuries, number of dislocations, knee malalignment, and generalized "loose ligaments", etc. A doctor needs to assess these factors prior to determining which treatment is appropriate. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for soccer knee injury?

What are effective treatments for soccer knee injury?

Have a physical exam: It is best for you to have a good physical exam to determine the severity of the injury and a preliminary diagnosis. Thereafter, a MRI may be indicated. See a true orthopedic knee specialist for accurate information. ...Read more

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What herbal treatments are good for hip and knee joint pain?

What herbal treatments are good for  hip and knee joint pain?

Hip pain: Your hip pain could be from a variety of reasons . Depending on the cause of your pain will help determine the type of exercises to do to get relief. Generally speaking weight loss would be of benefit but oftentimes weight bearing may make it worse non weight bearing exercises such as swimming or stationary bike could be beneficial.I would see your pcp, : sports medicine doc or orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for hand swelling?

Are there effective natural treatments for hand swelling?

Compression, motion: The hand works like a pump...Motion helps take out swelling, as does hand elevation. There are no magic medical potions, unless there is an inflammatory cause, in which case, anti-inflammatory medicines can help. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for a painful heel?

First, you need to: Diagnose the specific problem the most common causes of heel pain are plantar fasciits/heel spurs, achilles tendonitis and a periostitis (bone bruise) but there are many more. Go to a podiatrist to have it evaluated and then a treatment plan can be started. It may involve better shoes, orthotics, icing, stretching, cortisone injections and many other options. Diagnose first, then treat. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for chronic elbow tendonitis?

What are some treatment options for chronic elbow tendonitis?

Time, activity mod: The condition tends to become chronic and becomes difficult to eradicate, no matter what the treatment. You've probably had standard treatment, including pt and injections. Specific soft tissue mobilization techniques have been helpful, and "blood patch" or platelet rich plasma injections have been coming in to vogue. Surgery is reserved for the most chronic & severe cases. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for a dislocated knee?

What are some treatment options for a dislocated knee?

First reduction: Dislocating your knee not just you patella implies injuring 2 to 3 major ligaments in your knee. Trying casting often leads to stiffness. If old and recurrent instability you could try a brace but may need to reconstruct he torn ligaments. ...Read more

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Are there any effective home treatments for knee pain?

Are there any effective home treatments for knee pain?

Moist heat ,Advil (ibuprofen): Those are usually effective treatment. You could some cream like voltran gel or Aspirin cream also. ...Read more

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What treatment options for RA other than drugs?

What treatment options for RA other than drugs?

Go Seek: An integrative rheumatologist city state country name scottsdale az us nisha manek, md miami fl us george munoz, md boston ma us lucille shore- schein, md knoxville tn christy park, md charlottesville va us janet lewis, md. ...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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Are ankle replacements an option for severe ankle pain?

Are ankle replacements an option for severe ankle pain?

For the right reason: Not all ankle pain means you need a replacement or even surgery. See a foot and ankle specialist to assist in tailoring appropriate treatment for your condition. ...Read more

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What are some of the alternative treatments for knee arthritis?

What are some of the alternative treatments for knee arthritis?

Knee arthritis: Depending on the degree of damage, there is glucosamine and chondroitin supplements, steroid knee injections, synthetic joint fluid injections to attempt to salvage cartilage, and then joint replacement. ...Read more

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What's the optimal non surgical treatment for knee pain?

What's the optimal non surgical treatment for knee pain?

It depends: It really depends on the cause of the pain. Exercises, anti-inflammatory meds, sometimes glucosamine may help. ...Read more

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What are some alternative remedies for arthritis pain?

What are some alternative remedies for arthritis pain?

Several.: Omega-3 fatty acids. Anti-oxidants (grapeseed extract), losing weight, bracing, splinting, exercise appropriate non-traumatic activity. Warm heat for chronic pain. Capsacin cream applied to hands and feet. Several others. The effectiveness is moderate for pain relief in arthritis and rheumatism. ...Read more