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Which is more effective--deep tissue or hot stone massage?

Which is more effective--deep tissue or hot stone massage?

See below: Hot stone masssage is a way do delivering superficial heat to the tissues of the body. It is mostly a spa treatment done for relaxation. It does feel great. Deep tissue massage can also be done for relaxation but is more often done to help with muscular injuries. ...Read more

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Can I do hot stone massage on an elderly?

Can I do hot stone massage on an elderly?

Yes: Monitor their response closely, ie, responsiveness, discomfort level. Take appropriate precautions as to intensity of heat from the stones on the skin. ...Read more

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Docs, could a hot stone massage reduce cellulite?

Docs, could a hot stone massage reduce cellulite?

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

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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!

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

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Will giving my husband a massage help him pass a kidney stone faster?

Will giving my husband a massage help him pass a kidney stone faster?

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

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Is it safe to have massage when you have a kidney stone?

Is it safe to have massage when you have a kidney stone?

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

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What does the hot tub do for people with kidney stone problem?

What does the hot tub do for people with kidney stone problem?

Nothing: Hot tub is not likely to affect kidney stones either positively or negatively. ...Read more

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Can hot tea cause kidney stones?

Can hot tea cause kidney stones?

No it does not: Tea is usually all water which is good to prevent & doesn't cause kidney stones. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can a vibration from a hot tub help break up the kidney stones or what does it do?

Can a vibration from a hot tub help break up the kidney stones or what does it do?

Lithotripsy: Uses high energy acoustic pulses or shock waves to break up the stone. The vibrations from a recreational hot tub would not affect the stone. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have gall stones and awaiting surgery, I am extremly sore tonight feeling hot to touch and have painful joints?

I have gall stones and awaiting surgery, I am extremly sore tonight feeling hot to touch and have painful joints?

Go to ER: It could be just flu like symptoms but it could be an acute gall bladder attack. You will benefit from being seen in the er or your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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!

Nerve impingement: 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.
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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?

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?

Go ahead: There does not seem to be any reason to stay away from a hot tub, because you have a ureteral stent.
Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless, to facilitate the passage of stone and to prevent the formation of new stones. ...Read more

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Dr says uti/ kidney infection. Very sore, cold/hot flashes. Put on cipro, (ciprofloxacin) not helping. Possible stone. I'm not even 50?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Yes: You need to be seen by a doctor to clarify your symptoms: kidney infection vs body aches from a flu vs more serious infection in the spine, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could I lose 2 stones in a couple of months?

Can you tell me how could I lose 2 stones in a couple of months?

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

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What Are Gall Stones?

What Are Gall Stones?

Gall stones: These are stones that form in the Gall Bladder when the bile is very saturated and sits around in the gallbladder. Many of them are small and pass out of the gallbladder without a hitch, but occasionally they can grow large and block the duct. Havoc ensues. ...Read more

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Can gall stones be passed?

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

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How many pounds is a stone?

How many pounds is a stone?

See below: If you mean kidney stones, they are not assesed in weight, they are mainly assessed by size varying from 1-2 mm to more than 10-15 mm. Very rarely there are bigger around 2 inches. They all are certainly less than fractions of pounds. ...Read more

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Why do I get tonsile stones?

Why do I get tonsile stones?

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

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I need to lose 10 stone! Help!

I need to lose 10 stone! Help!

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

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Does gatorade causegall stones?

Does gatorade causegall stones?

Gatorade contains: Water, electrolytes, and sugar. None of these ingredients have any connection to gallstone formation. ...Read more

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Lava stone what is it good for.?

Lava stone what is it good for.?

Not much.: Scrubbing calluses and corns on your feet. Decorative use around the garden. ...Read more

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How does one develop gall stones?

How does one develop gall stones?

Lots of reasons: The gallbladder isn't emptying well is most common. Some other things can cause it - some mechanical heart valves or some heriditary blood diseases. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of gull stones.?

Belly pain: Under the bottom of your right rib cage - especially after you eat something fatty or fried. But. .. Sometimes gallstones don't cause any symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Could I lose a stone in one month?

Could I lose a stone in one month?

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

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