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Are there exercises which can help with my sciatica pain?

Are there exercises which can help with my sciatica pain?

Non impact: Walking, swimming, and riding a bike are usually O.K. Avoid running, jumping, bouncing, overhead lifting or squats with weights. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more


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Are there exercises to help with lower back pain?

Are there exercises to help with lower back pain?

Yes: General conditioning including stretches, cardiovascular exercises and core strengthening are good as well. As yoga and pilates. ...Read more

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Are there any finger exercises or something that will help reduce the pain and hopefully help my joints?

Are there any finger exercises or something that will help reduce the pain and hopefully help my joints?

Yes: You don't say what is causing your hand pain. However many types of hand problems can be helped by seeing a certified hand therapist. They are specially trained therapists who can instruct you in strengthenig exercises as well as helping you modify daily activities to minimize stress on your hands. ...Read more

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Are there exercises that can help with rls?

Are there exercises that can help with rls?

Not really: Tiring yourself out may not help the feeling of rls. In fact, fatigue can actually aggravate it. Stretching the legs, massage, warm baths can be helpful. Most people will have temporary relief by walking. If the RLS delays your sleep enough to cause sleep deprivation or if it is ruining your ability to relax, consider talking to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are devices that assist/help relieve pain in the knees due to arthritis?

Can you tell me if there are devices that assist/help relieve pain in the knees due to arthritis?

Depeds on: Extent and type of arthritis. Cane, crutches, walker, different grade of brace, simple rest and ace and heat will work. ...Read more

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I have fibro are there any exercises or diet that can help minimize the pain?

I have fibro are there any exercises or diet that can help minimize the pain?

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 more

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Are there any routines or exercises i can do to help prevent this pain in my lower back?

Are there any routines or exercises i can do to help prevent this pain in my lower back?

Sure.: As long as any real problems have been ruled out i'm sure that you can find multiple websites with access to core strengthening exercises. If not, you would be well served to visit a local physical therapist. ...Read more

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What types of exercises can help with back soreness, stiffness, or cramps?

What types of exercises can help with back soreness, stiffness, or cramps?

Many: For disc problems there are the mackenzie exercises and williams dexercises. Yoga and pilates are excellent generalized exercises to promote healthy flexibility and strength, especially core muscle strength. A visit to a physical therapist on recommendation from your pcp may beneficial. ...Read more

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What are types of stretches or exercises that will help relieve pain from a herniated disk in the lower back?

What are types of stretches or exercises that will help relieve pain from a herniated disk in the lower back?

strengthen your core: Exercises that strengthen the muscles which support your spine will help keep the disc from getting worse. If you over stretch it can make things worse but stretching and strengthening exercises with a person who knows what they are doing, will help a lot. ...Read more

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Are there supplements that can help severe back pain after a weight lifting injury?

Are there supplements that can help severe back pain after a weight lifting injury?

Maybe: There may be supplements available for musculoskeletal pain but first see your family doctor, internist or orthopedic surgeon. Severe pain could indicate something serious and it would be wise to first confirm the diagnosis before implementing any treatment, supplement or traditional. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises i can do to alleviate pain from costochondral separation?

Are there any exercises i can do to alleviate pain from costochondral separation?

Ouch!: Unfortunately, cartilage (costo- ribs, chondro-cartilage) is very slow healing tissue. Need to take it easy for 2-6 wks & let tissues heal. Wrapping w ace wrap may feel better, but is controversial due to concerns re pneumonia. If you wrap take it off every 2-4 hrs & try to breathe deeply. Hugging a pillow may help w this. Ibuprofen if not contraindicated. Try exercising arms & legs. Walk in 2 wks. ...Read more

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What are some recommended exercises to help with back pain between the shoulder blades?

Neck exercises: Most commonly pain between shoulder blades is as a result of cervical degeneration and loss of normal alignment. So exercise needs to include building up neck muscles and squeezing shoulder blades squeezing together and holding together for three seconds. ...Read more

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For quite some time, both shoulders that are in pain and the spine. How can I help the pain?

For quite some time, both shoulders that are in pain and the spine. How can I help the pain?

Take over the : Counter meds like tylenol (acetaminophen) with or without aleve or advil as long as no reasons not to while using local modalities such as ice, heat or massage along with some stretching of the regions until you see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some ways that I can relieve the pain in my back and legs?

What are some ways that I can relieve the pain in my back and legs?

Physical therapy,: Try to remain physically active. Try to limit your sitting as this will stress your lower back. A regimen of physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and a visit to your spinal specialist will help. ...Read more

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Are there exercises or yoga positions which could help my GERD symptoms and let me avoid surgery?

Are there exercises or yoga positions which could help my GERD symptoms and let me avoid surgery?

No: But sleeping positions (on a wedge or with the head of the bed elevated) can help gerd and possibly avoid surgery ... ...Read more

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What can causes a 24/7 knee pain for several months that can't relived with rest or pain killers and the pain don't increase with exercises?

What can causes a 24/7 knee pain  for several months that can't relived with rest or pain killers and the pain don't increase with exercises?

One possibility: Your complaints could indicate several problems, the first abnormality that comes to mind is avascular (aseptic) necrosis of the bone within the knee joint, either distal (lower) femur or proximal (upper) tibia. Depending on degree of pain with activity or rest, an inflammatory disorder (such as gout) or even infection are possible. I'd have any pain evaluated by a doctor that occurs at rest. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to relieve my pain from wrist tendonitis?

What are some good exercises to relieve my pain from wrist tendonitis?

Wrist tendonitis?: Is it acute? Or chronic? What did your doctor told you? Did you have an mri? Did you have an ncv/emg? I need more info in order to give you a good answer. ...Read more

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Does yoga help with nerve damage? Are there other ways to alleviate it?

Does yoga help with nerve damage? Are there other ways to alleviate it?

Yoga can help: Can anything else help with nerve damage ???? I'd ask a neurologist, or a physiatrist, or an orthopedic surgeon, or a pain specialist, or a hand surgeon, or a neurosurgeon, or a chiropractor, GP, FP, ARNP, PA, GYN, Pediatrician, podiatrist, ophthalmologist, ENT, general surgeon, acupuncturist, massage therapist, proctologist or drug dealer. ...Read more

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What are some exercises to help my back problems?

What are some exercises to help my back problems?

Core strengthening: Core strengthening exercises can help limit back problems significantly. Exercises such as planks (contracting abdominals with straight back posture, see image) and crunches in and out of the pool are several examples. ...Read more

Dr. Nolan Segal
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