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Herbal Treatment For Broken Rib
Injury treatment: For broken ribs - immobilization and avoid pressure on the ribs. A chest x-ray may determine if you have a pneumothorax, tear of a lung by the broken rib. For concussion, the most significant treatment is rest. If you have dizziness, fatigue, irritability, difficult thinking clearly, speech difficulty, memory problems, consult your doctor or a neurologist for management if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Pain control: Rib fractures usually do not require surgery or any sort of splinting. The key to treating rib fractures is to get the pain under control with anti-inflammatories, and narcotics if necessary. Ice and/or heat to the area may help with the pain as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: The use of the term "herbal medicines" is very broad, as there are literally hundreds of such out in the market. Theoretically, medicines (herbal or otherwise) can be used to try to relieve pain and swelling associated with an ankle fracture to varying degrees of success. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Any fracture may be painful so pain relieving options are always reasonable. What you can/should take for pain relief depends on what is OK for your body. You don't provide much medical background, but for example, people with liver issues often can only take minimal amounts of acetaminophen. Talk with your doctor about what options would be best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What treatment is available for finger contraction in severe rheumatoid arthritis. Is urgent treatment needed for fingers contracted over 12 hrs?
Nerve or joint: You may have subluxation of the finger joint or a dislocated joint. The finger problem can also be due to abnormal pull of a tendon that has slipped. Hopefully that there is no nerve paralysis causing your finger deformity. Yes you should see your rheumatologist as soon as possible who may refer you to an occupational therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
New diagnosis of lower spine arthritis. I am 62 .Any treatment available beyond palliatives and pain relief? Can it be cured?
Pain in the back: I have degenerative disk disease myself. I find that the over the counter preparation called: osteo-bi-flex really helps, but it takes a month or two to kick in. It contains glucosamine, chondroitin and something called msm. Be sure and discuss with your physician and good luck to you. ...Read more
Are there any good treatment options for a scaphoid fracture that has been untreated for 15 years?
OLD scaphoid fx: such that there is a NON union or a malunion can be associated with arthritis, cartialge wear, "collapse" of the normal arrangment of the wrist bones and all that must be considered when evaluating treatment options. there are many good options, from resecting a portion of bone or bones or partially fusing part of the wrist, to even just treating the symptoms. It isindividual process but can b OK ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herbal tx: Herbal treatments can be dangerous since we don't know how much of the active ingredient is in each dose since they are not regulated . There are incidences where they cause serious organ injury such as liver failure. So they can cause harm or do nothing, magic cures with them don't exist. ...Read more
Caring for a : Broken wrist involves assessing the nature of, location, degree, angulation, displacement, soft tissue. Injury as well as age, general health, bone quality and many other factors a hand surgeon or orthopedic surgeon trains for years and years and continues to read research and articles regarding the methods needed , using all thus they decide splint, cast, surgery etc. ...Read more
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