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Can Acupuncture Really Work For My Sprained Wrist
Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more
I ve been doing wrist curls to strengthen forearms. Is this good for wrist and hand arthritus? Thanks!
If you have arthriti: -tis, ,resistive exercise is not the best thing to do. Range of motion is good but swimming is much better, or minimally resistance curls. The best way to get your exercise in is to avoid heavy use & activity modification, especially if you have pain after exercising. If you have no pain, you should be okay. Use common sense. ...Read more
There is pain in my wrist when I do a pushup. I injured my hand boxing and left physio as I find it didnt do much. Treatments for extensor damage?
I have a 2 sprained pinkies and two sprained thumbs. I ice and have a splint can I also do strengthening exercises?Will this make it worse ifnothealed
Sprains: Healing is a process and as with any process takes a certain amount of time and can be broken into various phases. Before one proceeds to strengthening they need to make sure that an appropriate level of healing has taken place. Likewise, before strengthening commences one needs an appropriate amount of motion. Best to check with whomever is treating you. Good luck. ...Read more
The doctor told me to do exercises for my forearm like squeezing a tennis ball, ect. How can these help my tfcc injury?
Protection: These exercised will stabilize the distal radioulnar joint protecting against reinjury. ...Read more
I came home from work yesterday and my elbow is hurting me i can not bend arm and wrist and fingers hurt to i've taken pain killers?
Tendonitis at the : Elbow can affect the way the fingers and wrist move as the muscles that flex the elbow at the lateral epicondye also extend the wrist and fingers and those at the medial side of the elbow flex the wrist and fingers. Ice, nsaids gentle stretching are a good start. If pain continues especially with a swollen stiff elbow seek medical attention. ...Read more
Sprained writing wrist yesterday. I have 3 essays to write. I need suggestions on how to get work done while decreasing movement & pain in my wrist.
Try using voice.: Launch Google Documents from your smartphone, press the microphone icon on your smartphone keypad, and start dictating essays with your voice. Voice recognition is much better than it used to be and you can get a lot done this way. Regarding your wrist, take Advil (ibuprofen) and wrap the wrist with an ace bandage. See a doctor if the pain is intense. ...Read more
Hand exercises: Some basic hand exercises include squeezing an old tennis ball or racquet ball; and opening the hand with a rubber band (or similar item) around the tips of the fingers (opposite motion of squeezing.) another way to perform these exercises is to put your hands inside a sandbox, then opening and closing the hands and fingers inside the sand. See your doctor or hand therapist for specific exercises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthritis wrist: I have arthritis in my wrist. I used it too much at work today... help please? ANS: increase the dose of your arthritis med for a few days after talking with your Dr. Heating pad may help. Tell your employer about your problem. I would discuss with your health car team and ask about work advice. ...Read more
How can I rehab two sprained ankles at home? I can't afford physio and have two injured ankles making it difficult.
Ankles: I will assume you were evaluated to ensure there are no fractures. Use rice to start - rest , ice compression and elevation. When it doesn't hurt to move, start with making the alphabet with ankle motion. Once walking isn't painful you can progress to gentle toe raises, then work on a wobble board for proprioception and strength. Use a compression wrap during this time to prevent edema. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could my doctor give me a hard cast for wrist tendonitis. As i always take my splint off. I just want to relax my wrist. Splint isn't working.
Would not: A cast is usu for joint /bone fracture because the joint needs to immobilize for healing.You have tendonitis -inflammation of tendon due to some repetitive use, you should continue as instructed by your doctor to use the splint when you use the wrist repetitive, take anti-infl and give time because it takes few weeks to few months to heal the tendon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The doctor told me I have carpal tunnel and to wear a wrist brace and take aleve (naproxen). How else can I releve pain in my shoulder and neck?
Could casting a sprained wrist help. I sprained my wrist 7 mo ago and the treatment is not working. I just want it to heal so the pain will stop!!
Not much help: I don't think that elevating your arm is going to help much with a tendonitis unless this may help your shoulder by placing it in a different position. I would suggest over the counter advil or aleve, (naproxen) with some stretching and light exercises. Without knowing the exact location of your tendonitis, it is difficult to give any more precise advise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have tendonitis in my arms near my elbow. Besides icing, what are good ways to take away tendonitis pains after a workout? Should Aleve (naproxen) help?
REST for Tendonitis: If you have tendonitis you will not heal if you do not give it enough time to rest. Working out or continuing any regular repetitive motions will lead to ongoing trauma and not allow the tissue to heal. You may do well with physical therapy. And, with rest, if you still are not healing you may need to put the arm in a sling for one to two weeks. Rest the injured tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have "shin splints" but in my forearm. 1what muscles or tendons are damaged? 2how do I strengthen them? 3is there a medical term for forearm splints
Exam needed : It is impossible to tell without further detail and examining your arm which muscles or tendons are being affected. You should see your doctor. ...Read more
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more
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