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How can I help tendonitis? And I think I have carpaltunnel?

How can I help tendonitis? And I think I have carpaltunnel?

Tendonitis Rx: These commonly occur together. If possible the first thing to do is figure out the cause. Repetitive motions are commonly responsible. Splinting and rest, with ice, compression, and elevation are the initial mainstays of therapy followed by possible nsaids or anti-inflammatories if not contra-indicated. Stronger medications are recently available and use of injections could be considered later. ...Read more

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

The inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more


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I think I have carpal tunnel. How can I know for sure?

I think I have carpal tunnel. How can I know for sure?

Carpal tunnel answer: http://www.handctr.com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.html median nerve compression at the wrist gives numbness in the blue area and loss of muscle function in the large muscle of the thumb here is a nice video i made a few years back http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=lwghddhvm60&list=plcbd41f7a42e20469&index=4&feature=plpp_video. ...Read more

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What to do if I have TMJ and i think i may have tendonitis help me please!?

What to do if I have TMJ and i think i may have tendonitis help me please!?

Find out the cause: There is a balance between how the teeth joints, muscles work together in harmony. When this is out of balance you need to know why. Once the "causes" have been determined, then you can consider a diagnostic phase to be sure they are addressed adequately, then you can be treated, but do a reversible diagnostic phase first. ...Read more

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How can I tell that I have sprained my wrist?

How can I tell that I have sprained my wrist?

Wrist Pain: You may not be able to tell the difference between a wrist sprain or fracture in the immediate aftermath of a FOSH-fall on outstretched hand injury without an ER evaluation and X-ray. Wrist fractured are one of the most commonly missed injuries but if your wrist hurts because you are on a keyboard all day or work as a server, driver or hairdresser it is likely due to occupational repetitive strain ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have tennis elbow?

How can I tell if I have tennis elbow?

Tennis Elbow AKA: Lateral epicondylitis. Pain on outside of elbow with gripping an grabbing, pushing and pulling. Pain radiating up arm and into forearm. Treat it with ice massage, wrist brace to keep the muscles in your forearm rested and nsaids if needed. If not getting better a cortisone injection should help. ...Read more

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I broke my wrist; how do I know if I have also torn tendons?

I broke my wrist; how do I know if I have also torn tendons?

Physical Exasm ,MRI: To know if any torn tendons, we start with physical exam and then if we have doubts we could order mri. ...Read more

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I have tendonitis in my shoulders, how can I make it better?

I have tendonitis in my shoulders, how can I make it better?

Rest, NSAID, therapy: Depending of the severity of your injury/tendinitis, it may take some time to heal. Should give it some rest. Gentle range of motion exercise, and use of antiinfkammatory med such as motrin/aleve may help. You may need cortisone injection and/or physical therapy if severe. Must minimize/avoid activities that caused your trouble. Consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have carpel tunnel?

How can I tell if I have carpel tunnel?

See below: Numbness, pain or dropping things are common complaints of people with cts. ...Read more

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I have tendinitis, what can I do?

I have tendinitis, what can I do?

Depends: If it is from overuse, give it some rest. If it is part of an other illness then that needs to be treated. You may take Tylenol for pain relief. Depending on the site of the lesion , wrapping and ace bandage may provide some relief. If the the pain persists beyond two week, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hey I have scoliosis I think and have a rib hump I want to know how I can treat them?

Hey I have scoliosis I think and have a rib hump I want to know how I can treat them?

Se. A spine doctor: Only bracing in a growing person and surgery has changed the natural course of scoliosis a spine specialist can explain options after curve magnitudes have beeneasured on standing long cassette xrays. ...Read more

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How can I really tell if I have bv?

How can I really tell if I have bv?

Physical exam, labs: This is easy for an experienced doctor to recognize. Common condition, not a sexually transmitted disease and relatively easily treated. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have arthritis?

How can I tell if I have arthritis?

X-rays and exam: Arthritis is a broad term for loss of cartilage. Most of the time when people say arthritis, they mean bone on bone type arthritis, but technically arthritis spans from just softening of the cartilage to bone on bone. There is a lot in between. After a thorough physical exam you will need a set of x-rays. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

I need help! How do I know if I have carpal tunnel syndrome?

By symptoms: Usually people have numbness and tingling in their thumb, index and middle fingers with carpal tunnel syndrome. Some people have swelling and pain as well. There is a test called a nerve conduction study with EMG that can determine if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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I think I have the flu. What can I do to help myself?

I think I have the flu. What can I do to help myself?

Flu: I would start with rest fluids and treat your symptoms. If you have a fever take paracetamol and cooling measures. If you have muscle aches take ibuprofen. If you have a runny nose take a decongestant and consider an anti-histamine. Take an anti-nausea medication if you feel sick. High dose vitamin C and garlic are thought to have some immune boosting properties. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have carpal tunnel?

How can I tell if I have carpal tunnel?

Phalens Exam: Lift both hands to the level of your head and let the wrists just flop over so that your fingers are pointing towards your ears. Hold this position for 30-60 seconds. If you experience numbness, tinging or pain in your hands this is highly suggestive of carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have patellar tendinitis?

How can I tell if I have patellar tendinitis?

Tenderness: Patellar tendinitis causes pain and swelling in the front of the knee. People with patellar tendinitis will have pain when pushing directly on the patellar tendon. Patellar tendinitis is diagnosed based on a detailed history, physical exam and xrays performed by an orthopaedic surgeon, or sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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What can I do to get of marijuana and I have bpd, i take my meds i see a phycoarist i try my hardest but need new ideas on how i can try.?

What can I do to get of marijuana  and I have bpd, i take my meds i see a phycoarist i try my hardest but need new ideas on how i can try.?

Need to know what: You didn't specify what you tried to do to get off mj. You didn't say if you were self medicating for the anxiety that's always a clinical issue in bpd. Please expand your history. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a sprained wrist and how should I treat it?

How do I know if I have a sprained wrist and how should I treat it?

Rest.icing: Usual symptoms depend of the degree of your sprain, you may have swelling, some degree of pain specially when grabing or lifting and with certain movements.Mild sprain require some icing, restrictions of some activities or may require a short period of immobilization. ...Read more

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I think I have add how can I get help?

I think I have add how can I get help?

See doctor: If you suspect you have adhd, you should consult your doctor. This is a neurobiologic disorder that cannot be diagnosed by a layperson or teacher. The decision on how to help is based on a thorough evaluation by a well trained doctor for each individual patient. And, yes, adults can have add persist from childhood. ...Read more