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How Fast Can I Make My Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Go Away
Cubital tunnel fix: There is no quick way to cure it; it depend on what's causing it. The problem could be from injury to the elbow, significant degenerative changes (arthritis), repetitive and/or prolonged elbow bending, or prolonged/repetitive pressure. It may also come as a consequence of endocrine problems, like diabetes, or the presence of a cyst or tumor. So, treatment is dependent on the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is entrapment or compression at the level of the elbow of the ulnar,nerve. Occurs along course of nerve somewhere between the arcade of Struther's down to the flexor carpi ulnaris. Results in numbness of little finger and half of ring finger, and weakness of intrinsic muscles of the hand. Most common level of compression is at ...Read more
Depends: From a few days to weeks depending on where the overuse injury occurred, and how severe it is. Resting the part using a splint and taking anti inflammatory medications will help. Addressing the actual problem takes creative thinking to decrease the overuse. In severe cases that don't improve with rest, surgery or local injections may be needed for relief. ...Read more
This varies: If your pancoast syndrome is caused by a malignant tumor in your lung then treatment, whether surgical, or with chemotherapy and radiation would be the best way to make the syndrome go away. Surgical removal, if possible, usually results in the quickest regression of the syndrome. But chemo/radiation often resolves the syndrome as well, but in a longer period of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection: Reiter's syndrome is often triggered by a microbial infection. You will get the most relief if the trigger can be identified and treated. Recommend seeing a functional medicine doctor to diagnose and treat your condition. ...Read more
Gradual: Pms symptoms are variable, from mildy bothersome to debilitating. For some women controlling the cycle with birth control pills will decrease the symptoms, for others it may require episodic or continuous treatment with medications such as fluoxitine (generic for prozac). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotics: This is caused by an infection which can be dangerous and needs to be treated, should improve with proper antibiotics. ...Read more
Varies in everyone: By definition, post concussion syndrome means the concussion symptoms have been present >6 weeks. If you are referring to PCS, that can take months to go away. If you mean simply symptoms after having the actual concussion, those typically go away in 7-10 days. Either way, rest is crucial. Cognitive (rest from reading, concentrating work, analyzing things) & physical (rest from sports, etc). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Life threatening: This is a life threatening condition often requiring ICU level of care. Depending on how early in the disease, treatment was started, the recovery period may vary. ...Read more
Usually it resolves: Most sciatica can resolve on its own. Exercise, even back extension exercise can help a lot of people. Resting in the 90-90 position - lying supine with the hips and knee each bent at 90 degreees can help relieve symproms. There can be serious involvement that requires more evaluation, and diagnostic testing. It needs evaluation if it persists, especially involving bowel and bladder use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Very: Unfortunately, fibromyalgia is a chronic disease (like diabetes) that we manage but never cure. That being said, it can be managed very well so that you can live a healthy productive life. What seems to work best is a combination of medication, exercise, good sleep, meditation, and nutrition. Seek out a doc that has some experience in treating fibromyalgia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on cause: Gastroparesis (delayed emptying of the stomach) can be difficult to treat. If diabetic (most cases are), it may require medications to treat it and likely will not be curable. If due to scleroderma, it may be very difficult to treat. If a side effect of medications (such as narcotics), then stopping the medication (always after discussion with the prescribing physician) should cure it. ...Read more
OCD: Osteochondritis dissecans (ocd) should be managed by an orthopedist or sports medicine specialist. Conservative management for OCD involves 6 to 12 weeks of immobilization in a nonweightbearing cast. The prognosis for resolution of pain and movement-related symptoms for OCD of the talus is fair to good. Arthritis and decreased range of motion may occur in up to 75% of patients, depending on stage. ...Read more
I have cubital tunnel syndrome. I can't get into see the dr before xmas so am wondering how best to help myself. It's worse at night. ?
Keep elbow straight: The ulnar nerve runs through this tunnel and when bent, it squeezes on the nerve causing your pain/tingling down to your hand/fingers (more 4th+5th fingers). Thus, keeping your elbow straight and avoid resting the back/inside of elbow on bed/couch/chair. Wearing elbow sleeve may help. Otc motrin/aleve and maybe vitaminb6 can help with pain/numbness. Good luck. ...Read more
Naturally: A contusion will heal on its and on its own time. Intervention is likely to make matters worse. Right after the contusion occurred an ice pack for the first four hour or so may have lessened the severity of the contusion. After that moderate heat may facilitate clearance. ...Read more
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