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Bunion Pain Manage
Coccydynia: Tail bone pain (coccydynia) can be quite painful and definitely interrupt your life. Sitting, having a bowel movement, sex for women may all be effected. There is not much treatment for this condition. It usually resolves on its own but may take months. Sitting on a pillow or cushion, avoiding constipation can mitigate symptoms. There is a surgery ( removal of coccyx) but almost never needed. ...Read more
Broken c2-c6, t12, l3, shoulder scope, arthritis, carpal tunnel surgery. Horrible pain. Any suggestions for pain management besides pain pills?
Alternative therapy: Medications and other interventions that aren't thought of as traditional 'pain pills' can be helpful. Medications like various anti-seizure or anti-depressants can be tried as well as alternative therapies such as accupuncture, reiki, or guided exercise therapy are often helpful for many patients living with chronic pain. ...Read more
CRPS :L foot- meds, physio, steroid injections, considering scs. Swelling a problem, can't wear shoes, walk properly-any advice to reduce swelling?
Sympathectomy: If the swelling is presumably due to the dysfunction of the sympathetic nervous system, which is the underlying cause of CRPS, then a Sympathectomy would be the treatment of choice for it. ...Read more
Osteoarthritis?: You are only 31. Please see your pcp and get an accurate diagnosis and do not just fly by the seat of your pants on this one. You need to know what your treating as you have a long future for pain. ...Read more
Neck, shoulder, lower back, knee, ankle pain. Tendonitis that don't recover. Docs can't find structural problem. Chronic pain? Gait? Treatment option?
Beside pain m.D., what specialist should treat hands with severe neuropathic & arthritic pain and deformity?
One option: Dear stallion, please talk with your physician about adding in a trial of acupuncture in to your treatment regimen. Acupuncturists trained through traditional chinese medicine or western trained physicians with additional training in acupuncture (medical acupuncturist) often can help with this type of pain. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mixed modalities.: Take 3-omega fatty acids as fish or flaxseed oil (my preference!). You should take enough to take 1500-2000mg per day. Regular flaxseed oil is less expensive and has more omega-3, which is antiinflammtory! take adequate vitamin d3, at least 2000/day with calcium. Gentle atraumatic exercises like yoga, cardio-dancing, pilates helps. Take ibuprophen or naproxen. These will help, but not remit! ...Read more
No, but...: While the answer to the question is no, there are some medical semantics that are important to note. Some people call tingling, parasthesias, and mild neuropathic pain numbness. In that case, if there is an irritating feeling that is associated with the numbness, there are medications which can dull that feeling, such as Gabapentin or Cymbalta (duloxetine) (and many more). Hope that helps! ...Read more
Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It might include physical therapy, exercise, medication, accupunture, chiropractic therapy, injection ... If your pain persists, you should seek help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CRPS- developed bunionette affected foot. Very sore, can't walk. Surgery suggested. What precautions with CRPS? Will surgery make CRPS worse?
Comments: Most people with CRPS do poorly with surgery, as the CRPS may get worse, but if your foot needs surgery, you need to take the chance to help you regain walking function. One approach that may make sense is to take pre-operative medication to treat the autonomic issues, and even do a pre-op lumbar sympathetic block. Get an anesthesiologist who does pain management involved. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not usually: There are certain types of arthritis that cause heel pain. If you have Osteoarthritis of the knee or ankle your gait can be altered which can cause abnormal biomechanics and that could cause heel pain. If your pain is in the back of the heel could be tendinitis if it's under your heel it could be plantar fasciitis. See you doctor. Good luck ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May help pain but...: Medication may help control pain but it will not diminish the size of the spur. ...Read more
A mortons: Extension on an orthotic at times can be helpful, this will decrease any residual motion which may be present. Injections are sometimes employed. This is, however, a structural problem and surgery might be the best option for this. (recovery times are not bad for this procedure.). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers