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Do Heating Pads Work Well For Fibromyalgia
Probably: ? heating pad help for fibromyalgia (FM) pain. Painful muscle spasms occur with FM and heat application would likely help. Some sufferers apply cannabis lotion after the heat & then massage these spastic muscle regions; they have reported benefits. The topical cannabis would not cause any significant blood levels or a "high" feeling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Same as not pregnant: The core for treatment of fibromyalgia whether pregnant or not is management of sleep, hormone balance, treatment of any chronic infections, well balanced nutrition and exercise as able. For pregnant women, water aerobic is the perfect exercise. You can sometimes find these classes at your local ymca or better yet find an exercise physiologist and start a class for pregnant women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fibromyalgia-my left trap muscle/neck area hurt 24/7 shots tens stretching popping or heat doesn't help. What can I do to make the pain stop?
Swelling from hit to shin from softball-should i continue to ice or switch to heat? If switch to heat, should I use heating pad or will icy hot work?
Treatment options: If your injury occured 72+ hours ago then it is acceptable to switch to heat in an effort to deal with any swelling in the area. Icyhot doesn't cause the same healing effect of ice or heat. Topicals such as this are known as counterirritants that trick pain receptors, but really do nothing more than numb the area. If you are having severe pain, or are unable to walk on your leg please have a xray. ...Read more
Have TMJ bad- taking anti-inflammatories. Still in pain- using heating pad. Pain in ear as well-- any suggestions to reduce pain? Am on soft diet.
Good start.: You've done all the right things and since the pain is persisting you need to see a dentist or oral surgeon. Some of the next steps could include x-rays and/or special scan to the joint, prescibing muscle relaxants and maybe an occlusal splint. There are many causes for joint pain that must be determined before selecting the next step in your treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are some home remedies for terrible af cramps? Apart from heating pad and hot water bath coz they dont do any good to me. Thanks!
Menstrual cramps: If you desire non-medication approaches you can discuss use of traditional herbal like Black Cohosh w your Dr. Sipping Chamomile tea can also help to dissipate pain. A small amt of essential oil massaged onto abdomen can be calming. Consider lavender, rosemary or sage. Stretch your body. Inhale slowly through your nostrils. Fill your lungs and hold for a count of five before slowly exhale. ...Read more
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