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Are There Exercises Which Can Help With My Sciatica Pain
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
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 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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Are there exercises or yoga positions which could help my GERD symptoms and let me avoid surgery?
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
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
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
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