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How should far infrared therapy help to relieve my painful arthritic joints?

How should far infrared therapy help to relieve my painful arthritic joints?

Laser therapy: 808 and 905nm wave laser therapy does lessen joint pain and swelling, working at the cellular level. I've used it for the past 3 years. Stacked treatments work best. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Is infrared therapy safe if you have a vertebral fracture?

Is infrared therapy safe if you have a vertebral fracture?

Benefits Unclear: No good studies have shown benefit from far infrared therapy for vertebral fractures. It may make it feel better but its' value remains unclear. As far as safety - unknown. ...Read more

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I have a vertebral fracture. Is infrared therapy safe for me?

I have a vertebral fracture. Is infrared therapy safe for me?

Unsure: I am unaware of any effect of infrared radiation on vertebral fractures. The bone are too deep to be directly affected. I have no comment on its use for other conditions or its safety. ...Read more

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Rt side s.i joint, spine erector and QL pain with out relief from therapy following thoracic scoliosis surger, still torqued. What dr should i see?

Pain or rehab: usually you would have best results with a pain specialist or physiatrist (rehab doc). this is assuming you have returned to your surgeon and general doc and have not gotten useful/helpful results there. ...Read more

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What is the most appropriate form of relief for arthritic/aching weight bearing joints?

What is the most appropriate form of relief for arthritic/aching weight bearing joints?

Arthritis: As far as medication is concerned, nsaids (over the counter and prescription) and tylenol (acetaminophen) are commonly used. Talk to your doctor to make sure you can tolerate these medications. Low impact exercise such as swimming, biking, and elliptical use can be helpful as well. ...Read more

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If I took napraxin, can I take ibouprifin a few hours later for added relief for arthritic joint pain?

If I took napraxin, can I take ibouprifin a few hours later for added relief for arthritic joint pain?

No: They are both nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medicines. Taking Ibuprofen just a few hours later can cause stomach upset or far worse ulcers, in addition to possible side effects to blood pressure and to the kidneys. Naproxen stays in the body far longer than the ibuprofen. Take one or the other only as prescribed or as noted on the bottle's instructions. ...Read more

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MRI neg 4 Meniscal tear. No internal derangement. Some popping, arthritic chges, bone spurs. PT 6 wks no relief 4 joint line pain. What is happening?

You have the answers: You mentioned arthritic changes, popping, bone spurs... these are all reason to have pain in the knee with even mild osteoarthritis. If you are not better with PT, I would consider maybe a Synvisc/Euflexxa injection series. Avoid steroid injections if possible. Also lastly you could look into stem cell options like Regenexx. Check out regenexx.com. ...Read more

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Is constantly touching and or moving a joint with crps a treatment/ effective? Even though it is super painful?

Is constantly touching and or moving a joint with crps a treatment/ effective? Even though it is super painful?

Very important to: The whole effort of adequate pain management in CRPS is to allow for aggressive physical therapy and maintain function. So yes. Keep the joint active. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for painful TMD? I have crepitus, pain and spasms. X-rays showed bone spurs and flattening in the joint.

What are treatment options for painful TMD? I have crepitus, pain and spasms. X-rays showed bone spurs and flattening in the joint.

Depends: If you've had imaging of the joint, I assume you've had a diagnosis? If so, the treatment depends on the diagnosis. It could range anywhere from physical therapy to surgery. This issue is so individualized it is actually counterproductive to get a list of options when many of them may not be appropriate to your situation. No harm in getting additional opinions from docs who actually see you, tho. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for painful joints?

Depends on cause.: Joint pains is so complex, that there is a specialty of internal medicine devoted to it: rheumatology. When i spent a year at johns hopkins hospitals during training, i didn't realize i would be studying well over a hundred diseases entities. Joint pains that go on for months, esp. When they are inflammed (hot, red, swollen, painful), then c ur pcp. Joint aches (arthralgia)--try an otc first. ...Read more

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