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Does a necklace of magnets help headaches or a bracelet help arthritis?

Does a necklace of magnets help headaches or a bracelet help arthritis?

Not proven helpful: The magnetic therapy products available to consumers have not been proven to help arthritis. Little magnets are sometimes sewn into bracelets or necklaces. The bracelets may be fashionable, but the magnets do not provide any additional benefits. However, pain is very subjective, so if a person believes he is doing more to treat his pain by wearing magnets, he may truly sense less pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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I have a headache, painful joints and am feeling cold on a hot sunny day. What is wrong with me?

I have a headache, painful joints and am feeling cold on a hot sunny day. What is wrong with me?

See below: It could be something as simple as dehydration, but you would want see you doctor for evaluation who will perform an evaluation. You may need to see a rheumatologist as well if you exam is suggestive of lupus for example. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes in chest. Fatigue. Fever. Night sweats. Swollen and painful joints. Puffy, swollen eyes. Headaches. What could be causing.This.

Enlarged lymph nodes in chest. Fatigue. Fever. Night sweats. Swollen and painful joints. Puffy, swollen eyes. Headaches. What could be causing.This.

Chest lymph nodes: Lymph nodes on cxr/ct scan & symptoms sound like sarcoidosis , TB or lymphoma. You need bronchoscopy by lung doctor for tissue diagnosis. The treatment depends on tissue specific diagnosis. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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The arthritis is in my spine & in my neck. The back of my head aches & i can't hold it up for long b4 the pain comes. What's my prognosis? Thank you.

The arthritis is in my spine & in my neck. The back of my head aches & i can't hold it up for long b4 the pain comes. What's my prognosis? Thank you.

See details: I cannot even begin to discuss prognosis without looking at x ray and MRI results. I also cannot believe that there is not something more that can be done for you even in the british healthcare system. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with a UTI after urine test 2 weeks later pain in joints in hands feet -arthritis?, shooting jaw ear and head ache with ear crackling also

Diagnosed with a UTI after urine test 2 weeks later pain in joints in hands feet -arthritis?, shooting jaw ear and head ache with ear crackling also

Abnormal: . Joint pain can be from many causes.Were you taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin)? Your symtoms are suggestive of a systemic illness or reaction to your medication. Please call your precribing physician- you will need examination and evaluation. ...Read more

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Left sided headaches, 3/12. L side face ear has neural Pain. If this is Temporal artiritis.. What damage could of happened with time? What else could?

Left sided headaches, 3/12. L side face ear has neural Pain. If this is Temporal artiritis.. What damage could of happened with time? What else could?

See your PCP: Facial pain and headaches have a long list of possible causes but the diagnosis can often be made by a good history, examination, tests and imaging. Remember, proper diagnosis is a key to successful treatment. ...Read more

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Do copper bracelet benefit in relieving arthritis pain?

Do copper bracelet benefit in relieving arthritis pain?

No: No scientific evidence prove today of the effeteness of the metal bracelet for arthritis pain. Mostly placebo effects. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more