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Are There Any Exercises I Can Do To Help With Tmj
YES and NO: I would not necessarily follow exercises that you may have discovered online or from friends, etc. I would go in a have a consult with a tmj/tmd specialist and be supervised in doing the types of exercises designed for your unique set of tmj/tmd circumstances. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Speech therapist: I am not an expert in this. But there are experts in this field, some doctors like ent's, and gastroenterologists who can help you diagnose the problem. But speech and swallowing therapists actually teach you what to do. Talk with your pcp first. A simple swallowing study may result in quick diagnosis and referral to the therapist. If it is more complex your md can refer you to a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy diet works!: Moderate intensity exercise helps. High intensity is not necessary. In my clinical experience, Diet is more important though. Make sure you dont have any food allergies, get an objective serum/urine nutritional profile and start an anti-inflammatory diet. No sugar or alcohol, minimize simple carbs/grains, avoid trans and omega 6 fats, processed food. Eat lots of veges and fruit, monounsat fat ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Arthritis in any joint should be exercised primarily through stretching or "range of motion" exercises. For the ankle, i encourage patients to improve their range of motion by dorsi-flexing (toes towards you) and plantar-flexing (toes pointing away from you.) additionally, making clockwise and counter-clockwise circles with your toes also helps. Remember, "motion is lotion." always keep moving! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try this: http://tmj.org/ will give you advice. Best to see a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can I use at home to help with hemorides? Are there any home remedies that i can do or use from home to help with the discomfort and pain?
Sitz bath: You could get a sitz bath or improvise. A sitz bath enables to sit in a bowel of warm water for an extended period of time. The warm water helps the hemrroids to shrink back in and relieves the discomfort. Avoid adding any salts like epsom salt or table salt as this may burn or irritate the area. Pure aloe vera gel can also help. These would work for external hemrroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upper body: You can try working your upper body, for example a rowing machine can burn calories and you may not need to use your knee while it is recovering. Best wishes. ...Read more
Core strengthening: Yes, you can improve your posture if you focus your effort on strengthening your core muscles. The abdominal, oblique, and back muscles work in conjunction to maintain a neutral position and, therefore, equilibrium of the spine. Use of a stability ball to perform core strengthening and conditioning exercises will help you improve and maintain good posture during both stance and gait phases. ...Read more
Make a fist or 2 :): Keep it simple at first. Most people have a spongy ball lying around. If not, they might have a tennis ball or one of similar size for a child or grandchild. Simply place in hand and squeeae it while walking, talking, watching tv. Of course, if there has been some injury to that hand, it is best to see a physical therapist or other expert about specific do's and don'ts. And stop if there is pain. ...Read more
Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more
Can you tell me if a lot to do with my frequent use of a computer. Are there any eye exercises i can do to strengthen my sight?
Refraction lubricate: First make sure that you have the proper refraction. At age 45, patients may start to develop presbyopia, the need for glasses to focus close-up. When you use your computer your blink rate will be reduced. This will contribute to dry eye. If your eyes feel scratchy after using your computer for a while i would suggest a lubricating drop prior to and during computer use. No exercise to stengthen. ...Read more
Nope: Nothing. See, once you're done growing, scoliosis does not progress to a significant degree. And, along with the lack of growth potential, comes the lack of remodeling or correction. Regardless, scoliosis is not typically painful (no more so than straight spines). Unless curves exceed the 50-70° range in thoracic or 30-50° range in lumbar. Then, pt, nsaid's and surgery are only options. ...Read more
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