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How Do I Relieve Chronic Hip Flexor Tightness
NSAIDs vs Tylenol (acetaminophen): Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti inflammatory that can be used to reduce pain and inflammation. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Acetaminophen is a anti-pyretic medication used to reduce pain and fever, however tylenol (acetaminophen) does not reduce inflammation. ...Read more
Is neck OA like hip OA? When I walk a lot, my hip stiffness eases. What exercise can I do to improve neck/upper back tightness?
Baclofen may help: If you had myelitis, you could have residual weakness and spasticity--need to be examined to ckeck you have spasticity--how is you urination?Urgency, frequency?--of course there is plenty of causes of muscle and tendon pain from tendinitis to radiculopathy among others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several ways: Be proactive in terms of lifestyle changes including: weight control, regular exercising & not smoking. Have adequate sleep & good vitamin d/calcium intake. Most remain functional without spine surgery for back pain. You may need additional treatment including physical rherapy, medication as well as possible pain management techniques. Back support can help. ...Read more
Time/rest/NSAIDS: Usually tendinitis will improve over time with rest, activity modification, and use of Ibuprofen type meds. If this does not work and depending on the location of the tendinitis, injections of cortisone are sometimes used. If this fails, a few types of tendinitis can be treated surgically, but this is rare in the forearm and usually not necessary. See your doctor if it doesn't improve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends on what : Is it are the underlying causes of these symptoms. Do you have a back &/or hip problem or even an si joint issue as well. You need an evaluation to see what the diagnosis entails and then direct treatment which can range from: medication, local midalities like heat or icing, injections, pt and activity modifications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have osteoarthritis, gout, and fybromyalgia, need two total knee repairs, what can I do to relieve constant feet and leg pain?
DPM: Hello: a multi-team approach is your best approach to this complicated situation to relieve your foot pain. For the foot pain, you require a medical evaluation by a podiatrist. Mark reed, dpm diplomat of the american board of podiatric surgery website: http://www.Footpain.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have chronic costochondritis, can't take nsaids due to tummy spasms, i get chest pain easily, lift things, putting my arms up, exercise, what can I do?
Topical NSAID's: Costochondritis can be quite painful. It is effectively treated with topical antiinflammatory medications. These include voltaren (diclofenac) gel and pensaid. My own preference is to have a 10 % solution of Ketoprofen made at a qualified compounding pharmacy and apply 4 times a day. This avoids gastritis as a side effect of taking nsaids by mouth and only gives you 1% of the blood levels as those by mouth. ...Read more
Stretching: Tennis elbow reflects a "tendinosis", consisting of small tears within the tendon attachment of the muscles that stabilize your wrist. It is extremely difficult to treat (so there are so many treatment methods). One of the best ways to improve it is to stretch the muscle and tendons involved on a daily basis, in the morning and before use. This can be supervised by a therapist or done at home. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. Healing times may vary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get checked first: If you know you have arthritis, it would be prudent to have your neck evaluated by an orthopaedist or spine specialist, possibly with neck x-rays to evaluate stability before pursuing any type of exercise/stretching. Once "clear", many patients with arthritic conditions find yoga, in particular, "hot" yoga (bikram) beneficial. ...Read more
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