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I have no insurance or money to see a doctor. What can I do to treat bad joints?

I  have no insurance or money to see a doctor. What can I do to treat bad joints?

Lose weight and walk: The greatest evil to joints is excess weight. Losing weight requires discipline, education regarding food choices, and exercise also can be helpful in the process. You can do all of this without seeing a doctor or spending any additional money on food. All that being said, seeing a physician for advice and a physical exam can cost some money up front, but can save you much more in the long run. ...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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I have no insurance or money to see a doctor, what can I do to treat a possible spinal disc disease/disk stenosis?

I have no insurance or money to see a doctor, what can I do to treat a possible spinal disc disease/disk stenosis?

Core strengthening: Most treatment plans for back injuries begin with strengthening core (abdominal and lower back) muscle groups and increasing flexibility, particularly in the hamstrings and lower back. Yoga, pilates, and similar programs are very good at accomplishing these goals. Exercise programs based on cycling and swimming are low impact activities, very helpful in rehabilitation and prevention of back pain. ...Read more

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I have been having this nasal sore that scabs over and will not heal for 2 years how do I treat it when I have no medical insurance or money for a doc?

I have been having this nasal sore that scabs over and will not heal for 2 years how do I treat it when I have no medical insurance or money for a doc?

Chesapeake Care: The Chesapeake Care Clinic on Military Highway should be able to see you. You can call them at 757-545-5700 to schedule an appointment. If you need to be seen by a dermatologist they can arrange that. I volunteer there once a month. ...Read more

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I get really bad anxiety in panic attacks in i don't have money to see a doctor what should I do..?

I get really bad anxiety in panic attacks in i don't have money to see a doctor what should I do..?

Low cost clinics: For help with anxiety and panic, you do need a medical/psychiatric evaluation and treatment. If fees are a problem, you might find a low-cost or free clinic near you: http://www.Needymeds.Org/free_clinics.Taf good luck. ...Read more

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How bad is it to use expired neb treatments? I have severe asthma but no money to see a doctor so that's my only option.

How bad is it to use expired neb treatments? I have severe asthma but no money to see a doctor so that's my only option.

Some other thoughts: This is obviously a difficult problem. If one has severe asthma and it is not treated properly then there is the very real risk of serious consequences and costs (from being in the hospital).For financial hardship cases, it might be possible to work out a payment plan with a local doc. Most asthma docs would much prefer to tx pt and work out the finances then see one in the hospital or worse. ...Read more

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How can I treat my otitis externa without medicine? I only poor and don't have money to see doctor and buy medicines.

How can I treat my otitis externa without medicine? I only poor and don't have money to see doctor and buy medicines.

See below: -make sure water doesn't enter your ear -do not scratch your ear; do not use q-tips in your ear. I understand your situation. If you do no improve w/ this non-medical management, you will need to see a doc.. I do not recommend any over the counter drops or home remedies as a doctor needs to examine your ear, ear canal, and eardrum. A free clinic in your community should be able to treat you. ...Read more

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1(1/2)months knee weakness, now not bad but knee swollen for 5 days and 2 of them i've tried taking care of it. not much money to see doctor, advice?

1(1/2)months knee weakness, now not bad but knee swollen for 5 days and 2 of them i've tried taking care of it. not much money to see doctor, advice?

Probable strain: would take advil (ibuprofen) three times a day a negative lyme disease test would be helpful to know a negative STD screen would be good also elevate leg while sleeping or resting with support behind it wrap it with a wet towel and apply heating pad over it use a wide ace wrap to help with the swelling if you need to use a walking stick, do that if it doesn't get better in a few days, you should see a doc ...Read more

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Insurance (Definition)

Health insurance is a type of coverage that pays for medical expenses. Health insurance can be provided by an employer, the state or federal government, or ...Read more