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If my arthritis starts hurting again in my hands what can I do to help it?

If my arthritis starts hurting again in my hands what can I do to help it?

NSAID: An over the counter NSAID such as naprosen or Ibuprofen would be a good start. If you need stronger or longer term medications i would consult a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What can I do if my ankles hurt when & after i run. It's my tendons. What can I do to loosen them?

What can I do if my ankles hurt when & after i run. It's my tendons. What can I do to loosen them?

Pain: Some suggestions that can help is to do a adequate stretch before running, making sure your shoe gear is sized correctly and had an adequate orthotic or shoe insert for running. Taking an anti inflammatory such as a Ibuprofen and utilizing a topical compounding pain cream can help significantly in pain reduction. If pain persists, please see your local podiatrist or foot and ankle ortho. ...Read more

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What to do if I have arthritis in my hip bad how do I get the pain to stop?

What to do if I have arthritis in my hip bad how do I get the pain to stop?

Depends on cause.: But you need a standing pelvis x-ray to make sure the joint is not worn. If not, i will inject the hip, place the patient on nsaids and exercises. But make sure it is hip pain. Hip pain is not in the buttock area but in the groin and can go down the anterio-lateral aspect of the thigh to just above the knee. If not there, it is not hip. My patients more often than not do not have "hip" pain! ...Read more

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When ever i get close to a girl in a romatic/sensual way, my back start to hurt and the pain radiates to my genetalia. What can I do to prevent this?

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When ever i get close to a girl in a romatic/sensual way, my back start to hurt and the pain radiates to my genetalia. What can I do to prevent this?

Pain: Assuming you have clean bill of health, u might be experiencing anticipatory anxiety upon exposure. Best to work with a therapist to explore dynamics and triggers for symptoms. ...Read more

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I have pain in my thumb what can I do to help it. Its gotten to point that i can't pick nothing up with my right hand?

I have pain in my thumb what can I do to help it. Its gotten to point that i can't pick nothing up with my right hand?

De Quervain's: Thumb pain with range of motion in fortyish female suggests de quervain's tenosynovitis of thumb extensor tendon. In this condition exquisite pain can be aroused by someone suddenly forcing down the thumb held in the "hitchhiker's" position. This is only one possible explanation and, if correct, a single corticosteroid injection into tendon sheath can perform wonders. Causation? Who knows? ...Read more

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What can I do if my entire leg his hurting in serious pain. How can I stop this?

What can I do if my entire leg his hurting in serious pain. How can I stop this?

Hard to say: What the cause of leg pain is. It coudl be a bone lesion, a back problem, a muscle problem. Is it your knee? Is it the calf? Is your leg swollen? If the pain persists more than 4 weeks it is serious. If yuor calf is swollen you need to see a doc immediately. This is because yuo could have a DVT which is a clot in your deep veins. ...Read more

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What can I do if my knees randomly tingle and go red, could this be early arthritus?

What can I do if my knees randomly tingle and go red, could this be early arthritus?

See below: Possibly but the only way to really know is to have an evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been trying to start running again but everytime I do I get a pain in my upper knee cap. What is this and how can I prevent it?

I've been trying to start running again but everytime I do I get a pain in my upper knee cap. What is this and how can I prevent it?

Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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What to do if I broke my ankle and it hurts after help asap!!!?

What to do if I broke my ankle and it hurts after help asap!!!?

See your doctor: Recommend a splint, rest, ice, compression and elevation. Pain medication as needed. I recommend you be seen by a doctor right away as if your ankle is broken, it needs to be evaluated and severity determined so that it can be properly treated to give you the best outcome. ...Read more

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Hi . I have pain in my finger , don't know what I did to it . It hurts to bend my finger and also straightening it . Should I go to the dr?

Hi . I have pain in my finger  , don't know what I did to it . It hurts to bend my finger and also straightening it . Should I go to the dr?

Finger pain: If there is no known injury like sprain or contusion, finger pain may be due to arthritis especially if the discomfort is localized to the joint itself. Infection would be accompanied by redness, tenderness and often swelling. If taking an anti-inflammatory like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) doesn't help, have a physician examine your finger. ...Read more

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What to do if i lose circulation in my arm when i throw a ball. How can I help this?

What to do if i lose circulation in my arm when i throw a ball. How can I help this?

Thoracic Outlet: Sometimes the artery as it travels from it's origin to your arm can be compressed between the first rib and muscle. This is known as thoracic outlet. This would be the most common cause, and the symptoms can be improved through various excercises once it has been established that the artery is not damaged, which can be another cause. A visit to your physican should be a priority for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do if my jaw is popping back and forth how do I get it to stop?

What can I do if my jaw is popping back and forth how do I get it to stop?

Have it evaluated: See a dentist who has experience and training treating patients with tmd (temporomandibular joint dysfunction). There are many conservative methods to help deal with this issue. ...Read more

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What to do if I have arthritis in my knee, what can I do to ease the pain?

What to do if I have arthritis in my knee, what can I do to ease the pain?

Exercise and: Exercise and physical therapy help strengthen the muscles around the knees which can reduce pain. Talk to your doctor about setting you up with a program to help before you try any over the counter medications, talk to your doctor first to make sure that it is okay for you to take these medications. ...Read more

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I have a pain that goes from my lower back down my left leg. I do not like going to er if i can help it. What can i do to stop the pain?

I have a pain that goes from my lower back down my left leg. I do not like going to er if i can help it. What can i do to stop the pain?

This pain: sounds like RADICULAR pain , that is pain from a PINCHED NERVE in your BACK (At the L4-5 or L5-S1 levels) TRY APPLYING HEAT (MOIST HEAT BEST) on your lower back (at the level of your HIPS) and lie down on a relatively FIRM surface! TRY ADVIL (ibuprofen) 2 tablets (400 MGM) after meals and at bedtime with MILK (to protect your stomach) Call your PCP as soon as practical for further advice! Good luck!!! Z ...Read more

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I have arthritis in my back and im pregnant I've tries evwrything to make the pain stop what do I do?

I have arthritis in my back and im pregnant I've tries evwrything to make the pain stop what do I do?

Pain Treatment.: Simple remedies include medical massages and later in the pregnancy a maternity lumbar support brace. Otherwise, any prescriptive medication treatment would need to be cleared by your obstetrician. ...Read more

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I go in tomorrow for possible wax extraction. What can I do to relieve my anxiety? What if I jump or twitch if it hurts causing them to hurt me

I go in tomorrow for possible wax extraction. What can I do to relieve my anxiety? What if I jump or twitch if it hurts causing them to hurt me

Breathe deeply: I assume you mean ear wax extraction. The best thing is to take some deep breaths, stay calm and try to remember that you'll feel better after the procedure. If you are worried about your anxiety effecting the treatment, then discuss your concerns with your doctor beforehand. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more