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Herbal Treatment For Joint Tightness
Hip pain: Your hip pain could be from a variety of reasons . Depending on the cause of your pain will help determine the type of exercises to do to get relief. Generally speaking weight loss would be of benefit but oftentimes weight bearing may make it worse non weight bearing exercises such as swimming or stationary bike could be beneficial.I would see your pcp, : sports medicine doc or orthopedic physician. ...Read more
Yes: Mctd is treated based on the predominant disease component. There are multiple medications which can be used for your symptoms. The correct choice will depend on your disease course so far and other symptoms. I would recommend you see a rheumatologist to help pick the best treatment for you. ...Read more
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
What is the best medicine or injection for restoring joint function and relief pain of knee osteoarthritis?
Nutrition, supplem't: Start with good nutrition and try: glucosamine (500 mg 3x/ day), same (don't take if bipolar or with prostate cancer) 400 mg on empty stomach (may eventually take up to 800 mg 2x/ day) and must have b-complex with the same, and wait 2-3 months to see if these are helping. Both have good evidence for treating osteoarthritis and are safe. Physical therapy can help any misalignment in muscles. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the alternative treatments available for heel and knee joint pain other than painkillers?
What is the best treatment for joint swelling in Ankylosing Spondylitis apart for medicines. Epsom salt or oil massage will help ?
Anti-inflamm. Diet: Ankylosing spondylitis is a systemic, inflammatory condition that can lead to chronic back pain. Because it is systemic, topical treatments are unlikely to have much affect long term. There is some thought that an antiinflammatory diet can reduce inflammation levels in the body and can potentially have a dramatic affect. ...Read more
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
Im asking about the scoliosis treatment, osteothritis treatment and cervical muscles spasam treatment?
Scoliosis / pain: That's a very broad question... Happy to answer details, but all of these 'questions' need their own explanation. Often they are connected, as scoliosis and imbalance can cause muscle spasms where the body tries to keep everything in line, while the spine undergoes a three-dimensional deformity over time. Osteoarthritis can effect the spine at all levels+contribute to pain and worsening deformity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatments for chronic back pain? What are some treatment options for someone with chronic back pain?
Depends on Diagnosis: Proper diagnosis is the key here. There are a ton of systems that could cause back pain. Gi, urologic, vascular, musculoskeletal, spinal, etc. If you focus treatment on a system not causing your pain, then you will not get a favorable response in treatment. For spinal etiologies, conservative management is the focus if there are no red flags (e.g. Tumor, infection), and no associated leg pain. ...Read more
Time, activity mod: The condition tends to become chronic and becomes difficult to eradicate, no matter what the treatment. You've probably had standard treatment, including pt and injections. Specific soft tissue mobilization techniques have been helpful, and "blood patch" or platelet rich plasma injections have been coming in to vogue. Surgery is reserved for the most chronic & severe cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tried NSAIDS for plantar fasciitis pain which offered no relief. Is time and ice the best medicine to treat?
Time & ice: are excellent to use for plantar fasciitis. I also highly recommend stretching at least 3x/day, massaging the area with an anti-inflammatory (natural or prescribed), wearing supportive shoes, not going barefoot when walking, and refraining from aerobics or jogging for around 6 weeks! NSAIDS and local steroid injections can be used, however not always needed. Surgery is not typical. Get better! ...Read more
Lots of things!: The most common reason for knee stiffness and pain is arthritis. Treatment can be nsaids/tylenol, physical therapy, ice, non impact aerobic exercise, injections, braces, arthroscopy (if mechanical symptoms are present), and finally knee replacement. An orthopaedic surgeon can help diagnose your reason for knee stiffness and pain. ...Read more
Periostitis of os..: If inflammation causes the pain, it should be eliminated. The most common cause for heel specific pain is "periostitis of the os calcus, or heel bone. An appropriate cortisone should bring rapid relief. Then look for the causes. The family of spondyloarthopathies is most likely factorial the layman's term for heel pain is stone bruise." in reiter's syndrome, it was called "lover's heels!". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is myofascial release therapy an effective treatment for muscle and connective tissue tightness and pain?
Back pain: It has been shown to very effective for some people, but not all. It is definitely worth trying if it is a chronic issue for you. ...Read more
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