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How do I relieve chronic hip flexor tightness?

How do I relieve chronic hip flexor tightness?

Static stretching: Hip flexor tightness can be bothersome, especially when moving from a sitted position to stand. Stretching exercises under the guidance of your physician, physical therapist, or trainer can help with problem. ...Read more

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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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What can I do to relieve chronic wrist tendonitis?

What can I do to relieve chronic wrist tendonitis?

Bracing: A wrist brave and antiinflammatories are first line treatment for this condition. ...Read more

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How can I relieve aching shoulder muscles?

How can I relieve aching shoulder muscles?

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

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What can I do to relieve knee joint pain?

What can I do to relieve knee joint pain?

? Arthritis: Depending on the history this may be from injuring the knee in the past and now have arthritis in it. At your age an xray may show some damage but an MRI will be more informative try anti-inflammatories, advil (ibuprofen) etc and then see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Heat/stretch: The best way to stretch your neck and upper back is to get the muscle warm with a heating pad or warm shower then do gentle stretches through the range of motion of the muscles. Hold each stretch for one minute. Doing yoga is also a great way to stretch out the muscles. ...Read more

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What to do about hip flexor tightness and pain?

What to do about hip flexor tightness and pain?

Stretch/ICE: Recommend course of stretching, icing and anti-inflammories for 1-2 weeks. If not better, you may consider evaluation for other treatment options. Consider further imaging studies like x-ray or mri. ...Read more

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I had possible meolitis and now suffer leg muscle and tendon pain. How can I relieve the pain?

I had possible meolitis and now suffer leg muscle and tendon pain. How can I relieve the pain?

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 more

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How do I relieve chronic back pain due to inflammation and arthritis?

How do I relieve chronic back pain due to inflammation and arthritis?

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

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What can I do to relieve severe tendonitis in my forearm?

What can I do to relieve severe tendonitis in my forearm?

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 more

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How can I relieve joint pain when exercising?

How can I relieve joint pain when exercising?

See below: Pace yourself. If you experience joint pain while exercising you may want to change activities to something less painful. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve hip bursitis, sciatic nerve pain and groin pain?

What can I do to relieve hip bursitis, sciatic nerve pain and groin pain?

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 more

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How can I relieve knee stiffness?

How can I relieve knee stiffness?

dtermine the cause: First of all, you should determine the cause. I would suggest an orthopedic or rheumatologic consultation. Avoid medications if it is not a big issue. Specific exercises may help. ...Read more

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I have osteoarthritis, gout, and fybromyalgia, need two total knee repairs, what can I do to relieve constant feet and leg pain?

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 more

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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?

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

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How do I get relief from chronic tennis elbow tendonitis?

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How do I get relief from chronic tennis elbow tendonitis?

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 more

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How can I alleviate severe ankle pain?

How can I alleviate severe ankle pain?

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 more

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I have severe neck arthritus, mainly stiffness. What can I do to improve mobility? Thanks!

I have severe neck arthritus, mainly stiffness. What can I do to improve mobility? Thanks!

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