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How can I relieve arthritis of the arms during the night time?

How can I relieve arthritis of the arms during the night time?

Brace: A brace or anti inflammatory cream might help. You also need to be sure the problem is truly arthritis not something else like carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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How to relieve arthritis of the arms during the night?

How to relieve arthritis of the arms during the night?

NSAIDS: Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory such as advil or Aleve (naproxen) and held with inflammatory condition such as arthritis. I tend to prefer Aleve (naproxen) because it last 12 hours as opposed to advil which only lasts for 4 hours. ...Read more

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How to relieve arthritis of the arms, shoulders during the night time?

How to relieve arthritis of the arms, shoulders during the night time?

Ice and NSAID : Shoulder arthritis or tendinitis hurt more at night because you are not moving the joints do they swell causing pain. Before you go to bed ice your shoulder for 20 minutes and take anti inflammatory meds. If you need narcotics you need surgery. ...Read more

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The area between and under my breasts gets itchy from time to time specially during night time. What could be the cause and how can I reduce itchiness?

The area between and under my breasts gets itchy from time to time specially during night time. What could be the cause and how can I reduce itchiness?

Clothes or rash: Make sure you don't have a rash from skin-on-skin warmth/moisture that may be ringworm treatable with Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin. If you have undergarments that are new, make sure you're not reacting to the fabric or coloring. The other part to breasts is simply dealing with them - they're going to be itchy, hot, tender, swollen, painful, etc. Just like anything else, look for a cause and try something. ...Read more

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I know I have a UTI and its in the middle of the night, how can I get rid of the pain so i can sleep the rest of the night?

I know I have a UTI and its in the middle of the night, how can I get rid of the pain so i can sleep the rest of the night?

See you doctor...: Urine dipsticks and microscopic urinalysis can suggest uti, but the definitive test is a urine culture, which can take 36-72 hours to come back. If you are having symptoms, such as burning urination, frequency, urgency, or urine discoloration, i suggest you see your doctor to have a culture performed. It is not wrong to take antibiotics while you wait for the results if your doctor prescribes it. ...Read more

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I've been having severe muscle spasm on the back of my thighs. What is the cause and what can I do to relieve the pain? Can not sleep.

I've been having severe muscle spasm on the back of my thighs. What is the cause and what can I do to relieve the pain?  Can not sleep.

Many possibilities: Meds you are taking may interfere with some food absorption including calcium. Try chewing tums (calcium carbonate) with each meal. Also increase potassium intake by eating 2 oranges daily or other foods rich in potasium. Muscle strains and pinched nerves can also cause muscle spasms. If symptoms do not improve, then exam, blood test, and other tests may be needed. ...Read more

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I radomly will all of a usdden crash during the day what can be the cause of this?

I radomly will all of a usdden crash during the day what can be the cause of this?

Mid-day crash: There are many possibilities, such as not enough sleep the night before, too much caffeine or sugar in the morning, and medical problems like thyroid disease or mono (to name a couple medical problems). Another possibility is if you are on prescription medications, the crash might be when the meds are peaking or troughing in your bloodstream, depending on the med. Ask your doctor to check on it. ...Read more

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What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night, and what can I do to prevent them?

What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night, and what can I do to prevent them?

Many possibilities: Restless leg syndrome usually causes such symptoms in the evening and bedtime. Poor circulation has to be considered. Certain medications, low potassium levels, other conditions as well should be considered. Talk to your internist or sleep physician. ...Read more

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My knee is stiff from sitting all day. What can I do to decrease the stiffness?

My knee is stiff from sitting  all day. What can I do to decrease the stiffness?

Stretch more: Get up and walk around or stretch a bit at least every 2 hours. The longer you sit still, the stiffer you will feel when you finally do try to get up. If you are having swelling or intense pain along with the stiffness, those would be reasons to get examined by your dr. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in the legs and hips at night?

What can cause pain in the legs and hips at night?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How can you relieve neck pain at the very top/back of the neck?

How can you relieve neck pain at the very top/back of the neck?

Consult your doctor: Specific treatment will depend on the exact cause of your symptoms. It could be for example a muscular issue versus a spinal issue. Either way, conservative management like anti-inflammatory medication (if okay with your primary care physician), physical therapy can be very helpful in addressing some of these symptoms. Your doctor will guide you through appropriate treatment(s). ...Read more

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What can be done to ease the pain of tired and aching eyes due to long hours on the computer?

What can be done to ease the pain of tired and aching eyes due to long hours on the computer?

Tears: Artificial tears 4-6 times a day should help. Most people blink less when they are at the computer and this causes more dryness. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to treat the feeling of 'air' in my elbow joint? 2 days of aching getting worse.

What can I do at home to treat the feeling of 'air' in my elbow joint? 2 days of aching getting worse.

Plan: The firs of all your elbow need rest for a whiles. Then in pharmacy you can buy a elbow holder/ splint and put it on for daily activity. For night time buy any joint ointment/cream. At the same time set up the appointment with doctor and may be you need XRay. ...Read more

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How can I minimize the pain of childbirth?

How can I minimize the pain of childbirth?

Several choices: For those who want to experience as little pain as possible, there are several choices. Non-medical options include hypnotherapy, guided imagery and visualization techniques, and massage. For those seeking medical interventions, the standard options include narcotic analgesia and epidural anesthesia. Narcotics (those in the morphine family) take the edge off pain at the level of the brain, making you care less about the pain, even though you still feel it. These neurological effects may leave you feeling sleepy, euphoric, or “out of it.” Epidural anesthesia doesn’t affect the brain’s pain centers in the same way, so you’re more likely to feel alert and awake. The epidural numbs the body from the waist down, making you feel pressure, but no- or little- pain, until the very end, when you may feel a bit of pain just as the baby comes out. If you’re very early in labor (less than 4 centimeters dilated), your doctor may encourage you to choose narcotic analgesia until your labor is more active, when you may choose an epidural. If you’re further along, such as 8 centimeters dilated, your doctor may discourage you from using narcotics, since they can depress the respiration of the newborn. In my experience, patients experience the best relief from pain when they combine non-medical pain management techniques with narcotics early in labor and then an epidural in active labor. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more