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Hot Stone Massage
Not a chance!: Cellulite is caused by accumulations of fat (the bulges) between deeper grooves and pits caused by bands of connective tissue between the skin and the underlying fascia. No amount of hot stone massage from the outside can help this. It is difficult to treat with even invasive treatments like liposuction. Swelling from hot stone massage might temporarily mask its appearance but only briefly. Sorry! ...Read more
Yes: There is no reason that there should be a problem. ...Read more
Red circular burn marks on back from hot stone massage. No blisters. No pain. Applied polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). Will these scar? Any treatment required? Thank-you!
Keep out of sun: A mild burn like this should heal without issues. However, you should keep the skin moisurized and protected from all sunlight for the next few weeks. Sunlight on a healing wound can induce unwanted skin pigmentation that can be permanent or very challenging to get rid of. ...Read more
I am a licensed massage therapist and also just found out I am pregnant. (Still in first trimester) Would it be wise to abstain from performing hot stone massages on clients?
Pregnancy: I do not see any problem unless you are lifting excessive weight ...Read more
I have a interstim stimulator implanted on my back for bladder. Can I take hot stone or hot water massage for stress relief?
Yes: Should be no problem with that.Get a more detailed answer ›
Perhaps: To the best of my knowledge there are no research studies on this, but kidney stones can be very painful and spasms of muscles around the ureters could make it more difficult to pass. Massage can reduce muscle spasm and thus make the stone easier to pass. Consider chanca piedra, an herb that can help dissolve stones; golden coin grass can help too. See http://bit. Ly/1l9vrku ; http://bit. Ly/1f32xev. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. I know of no validated data that shows that any type of body massage is either contraindicated, unsafe, or dislodges/promotes passage of a kidney stone into the ureter potentially causing pain and/or obstruction. The same answer (no restrictions) would basically apply to physical and sport activities as well. Kidney stones actually more common with a sedentary lifestyle. ...Read more
Hot & irritated feeling in lower back for 2 months on and off. Been to dr, says its kidney stone. Would the pain last this long?
Kidney stone: A kidney stone that hasn't started its descent down the ureter can cause months of pain. The pain is typically an aching pain and doesn't resemble the sharp and severe pain associated with passage down the ureter. After excluding other sources of pain, your urologist can discuss minimally invasive strategies to treat the stone. ...Read more
Hi there im a 29 year old female with long history of kidney stones passed one this morning about 5mm I felt ok until now im hot cold and nauseas?
Due to have scan on r side for pos gall stones. Starting to have episodes of feeling faint, shaky, hot and lethargic. Is this connected?
Local heat: Always helps, but it might not be enough. ...Read more
Lately I've been having pain in my lower back. I've had kidney stones, but have changed my diet to prevent them. My urine has felt hot a few times too?
Extreme pain and burning sensation on the right flank area around the kidney but no kidney stones have been found. Also complains of feeling very hot?
Pyelonephritis: Could be an infection of the kidney, which can occur without a stone. Is there a rash? If so, could be shingles as well. Get a urinalysis and culture. ...Read more
Massage: Always heat for tightness, and always cool for acute injury. ...Read more
I have gall stones and awaiting surgery, I am extremly sore tonight feeling hot to touch and have painful joints?
Daughter, 25, just had a procedure yesterday to burst a kidney stone. They put her to sleep went up in. Today left elbow swollen & hot no pain?
Let me explain:
If she have no problems in the elbow before most likely some pressure from positioning during the procedure she have most likely will subside.
The second reason she could have problems in the elbow and know she recurrence of it. Did she have gout? .
If so should be treat it. ...Read more
Have throbbing below right rib, comes and goes, had scan on kidneys all okay so kidney stones ruled out. Hot water bottle seems to help?
No short answer:
I would guess you have strained the right upper abdominal muscles. The scan should have noticed if you had gall stones. It is easy to strain the upper abdominal muscles turning over in bed wrong, losing our balance & trying to keep from falling or being hit in the side by a door when the wind catches it.
As you found heat will help a lot, use it for 15+ minutes 3-4 times a day when you can. ...Read more
Is this Normal kidney stone? The pain is an irritated, hot feeling in lower back n sides. I also pee a lot. Was tested for uti 3 wks ago-negative.
CT scan: Of kidneys will confirm a renal stone. ...Read more
No slipped disc, no kidney stones, Chiropractor didn't help. STILL hurts to sit, bend over, breathe, constipated, & I get hot/cold. PLS HELP WHAT NOW?
See PCP: More information is needed to rule out any dangerous conditions. This will include a proper physical exam, including possibly a gynecologic/rectal one. Some of the symptoms you describe could be suggestive of a thyroid disorder, so bloodwork should be done. Referred pain, from organs in the abdomen, may suggest the problem is in a different place than initially suspected. See your PCP. ...Read more
No slipped disc, no K stones, not sciatica, R low back pain moved to tingling hot heavy hip→groin pain. Hurts to sit, feels good to stand. Pls help!
Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve.
I have kidney stones there's a stent in me can I go in the hot tub it has saltwater Epsom salt jacuzzi for my spasms in my legs?
Dr says uti/ kidney infection. Very sore, cold/hot flashes. Put on cipro, (ciprofloxacin) not helping. Possible stone. I'm not even 50?
UTI ;poss. Menopause: Menopause is common at age 49. Kidney ultrasound useful ; simple to diagnose kidney stones, although not as reliable as ct scan. Urine culture with sensitivities would indicate whether bacteria causing your infection are sensitive to Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or whether a different antibiotic is necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
Are there certain medicines or types of meds that cause hot flashes in men? I take meds for bp, prevention of kidney stones, diabetes & depression.
YES, CAN HAPPEN: Some supplements can cause flushing, which could well feel like a "hot flash", and Niacin is a common offender. Several meds are listed also as causing flushing, such as the new ms drug tecfidera. The physicians desk reference will be an all-inclusive source to assist your search and confirm or disconfirm possibilities. Also, discuss with your doctors. ...Read more
For the past 2 days I've been having a lot of lower back pain and feeling real achy and burning up. Can I have a kidney infection or be passing stones?
2 stones (28 pounds):
In a couple months is a pretty high goal.
Consider losing at a slower rate to keep it off. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a mix of aerobic ; weight lifting. ...Read more
Sometimes: Usually large gall stones do not pass but do sometimes cause obstruction at the common bile duct with increased pain and sometimes jaundice. Sludge and gravel are small enough to disappear. A fistula sometimes develops between a gangrenous gallbladder and the duodenum or other parts of the gastrointestinal tract, allowing passage of the stone. If have gallstones and pain surgery usually indicated. ...Read more
Tonsiliths: The condition you refer to is known as tonsiliths, it is caused when a patient has "cryptic" tonsils. Large crypts in tonsil and not smooth look like craters. The cellular debri in the mouth collect here and if present for a perios of time the the debri drys out causing hard "stones" gargle with listerine or salt water gargle routinely to wash the cellular material out doesn;t cure but helps. ...Read more
See details: These is no easy way. The major thing is to minimize carbohydrate intake. No bread, pasta, cheese sodas of any kind, sweets or desserts. Control portion size. No snacking. Exercise regularly and add strength training. ...Read more
Stone time: Absolutely, it depends on the size of the stone and its location. After one month it becomes less likely to pass and more likely to cause kidney injury, thus a procedure is generally recommended. ...Read more