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Treatment options for multiple rib fractures? Thanks!

Treatment options for multiple rib fractures? Thanks!

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 more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Indented Sternum (Definition)

Congenital growth abnormality of the sternum can decrease the volume of the ...Read more


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Can homeopathic treatment work for breast growth?

Can homeopathic treatment work for breast growth?

Not for this alone: Homeopathic treatment won't help breast growth unless you're in your early developmental years, growing them. It's not suitable treatment for a 31-yo woman seeking breast enhancement. That said, it can help your overall health -- and if part of your problem is not eating well, etc, it may help your entire body fill out into its healthiest, most natural form. No guarantee about breast size though. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for natural treatmentsf for sunken chest?

Any suggestions for natural treatmentsf for sunken chest?

Get a real Rx: If you are responsible for the physical / emotional well-being of a child or teen with pectus excavatum, you have a duty to educate yourself about the evidence-based options for treatment if it is indicated. Surgery is the norm; there's an avant-garde option with magnets. Growing up is difficult enough without a visible cosmetic or functional deformity. ...Read more

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Treatment for cracked ribs?

Treatment for cracked ribs?

Meds: Analgesics and antiinflammatories for pain. A throw pillow to brace against and cough once in a whole to decrease risk of pneumonia/ mucus plugging in the lungs. Be patient, it will hurt to breathe deep for many days. ...Read more

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New diagnosis of lower spine arthritis. I am 62 .Any treatment available beyond palliatives and pain relief? Can it be cured?

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

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I have 25*14 mm sized cold multi nodular goiter which is benign as per investigation reports. Should i go for surgical treatment?

I have 25*14 mm sized cold multi nodular goiter which is benign as per investigation reports. Should i go for surgical treatment?

Nodular goiter: I would not worry about a nodular goiter if the thyroid blood levels are OK and you are not really troubled by slightly enlarged thyroid nodules. That said, if your doctor recommends thyroid surgery you will be referred to a thyroid surgeon who will tell you what needs to be done or what is not necessary to be done, at least for now. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for finger contraction in severe rheumatoid arthritis. Is urgent treatment needed for fingers contracted over 12 hrs?

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 more

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Is lambswool a natural treatments for heel pain?

Is lambswool a natural treatments for heel pain?

Let me explain: Using lambs wool as insert in the shoes may help reduce the stress on certian part of the foot( shock absorbent) whichlead to lesser pain in the heel. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for costochondritis/rib pain?

Is there a treatment for costochondritis/rib pain?

NSAIDs: Many will improve with aspirin, ibuprofen, Naproxen (all over the counter); there are also prescription anti-inflammatory medications. If you use the over the counter, read the package instructions and warning. See your primary provider if it does not get better. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for subchondral cyst(shoulder). It's been more than 5 months. Physiotherapy and medicines haven't shown any results?

What is the treatment for subchondral cyst(shoulder). It's been more than 5 months. Physiotherapy and medicines haven't shown any results?

Sub chond. cysts..: ..R due 2 underlying degenerative disease,. I assume U R talking about Ur knee. the cysts will not go away with PT or meds. treating the underlying disease symptomatically can help, NSAIDS, activity modification etc... ...Read more

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Could i take laser treatment for pimple scars?

Could i take laser treatment for pimple scars?

Yes: There are many ways to treat the scars, once the acne is under control. These treatments include lasers, peels and microdermabrasion. I like using a non-ablative laser known as fraxel. It works great for these areas and also resurfaces the surrounding skin improving the overall quality. A plastic surgeon or dermatologist will take a look at your skin type and determine the best approach. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for inward grown toenail?

Is there any treatment for inward grown toenail?

Simple procedure: Sometime the edge can be cut back. Sometimes anesthesia is used and then the edge is cut away & cauterized to stop regrowth. ...Read more

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Treatment options for back injury? Thanks!

Treatment options for back injury? Thanks!

Need more info: Not all back injuries are created equal. What structures specifically? What therapeutic modalities have you undergone so far? ...Read more

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Any treatment for white collar hypertension?

Any treatment for white collar hypertension?

White coat hypertens: I believe you're referring to white "coat" hypertension whereby your blood pressure is normal at home but due to anxiety of going to doctor's office, your blood pressure increases in presence of his/her white coat. I suppose we could take off our white coats. Better yet, measure your BP at home & then bring in your cuff for calibration. Then compare calibrated office readings to home BP to prove. ...Read more

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Is there an herbal treatment for weak erection?

Is there an herbal treatment for weak erection?

No: No herbal remedy will improve erections. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Your erection is probably fine, and may be just normal for you. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Homeopathic treatment for finger pains like arthritis?

Homeopathic treatment for finger pains like arthritis?

Homeopathic : Save your money. Talk to your doctor about otc capsaicin, or other treatments after you get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Undiagnosed avulsion fracture right ishial tuberosity. It has been over 13 years, is there any hope for treatment?

Undiagnosed avulsion fracture right ishial tuberosity.  It has been over 13 years, is there any hope for treatment?

Avulsion=: chip fracture. Unless you are in severe pain, this is not an issue. If you are in severe pain (13 years ) see an orthopedic surgeon; otherwise, do not worry. ...Read more

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How effective is shark cartilage for psoriaris treatment?

How effective is shark cartilage for psoriaris treatment?

No proof: Although shark fin (cartilage) has been used medicinally in china with reports that it lowers cholesterol, combats cancer & heart disease & is beneficial for skin health; there is no scientic proof of these benefits at this time. There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with Trigonitis and offered surgery as treatment. Are thete other options for treatment? which is best? Thanks

I am diagnosed with Trigonitis and offered surgery as treatment. Are thete other options for treatment? which is best? Thanks

Yes: There are many causes for trigonitis. Surgery rarely treats any of them. Sometimes a surgery called cystoscopy is needed to look at the trigone and bladder to help determine the cause. Diet (avoiding caffeine and tomatoes,and carbonation), avoiding nicotine, and getting plenty of fluid intake are all helpful in controlling trigonitis. ...Read more

Dr. James Hocker
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Phytotherapy (Definition)

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