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Is Bursitis A Permanent Condition
Is spondylosis reversible? Is it possible for a spondylosis diagnosis to be reversed with proper treatment or is the condition permanent?
Not always: If you have hand eczema due to exposure to irritants (dishwater, chemicals, etc) then avoidance of those will resolve your eczema. Cold weather, frequent handwashing, incomplete drying can aggrevate eczema. Sometimes 'eczema' is actually an infection. There are many products available otc as well as prescription. If your dr. Can't help, ask for derm referral. ...Read more
No: It is idiopathic osteonecrosis of the bone in the knee , mostly in females and mostly in the medial femoral condyle, it is localizes and is accompanies by femoral condyle edema or swelling in the bone. Studies HAV shown it to respond to good sizes doses of vit d orally and reduced weigh bearing until the arera quiets down. Not a fracture issue, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is lateral discoid meniscus definitely a condition that could existed at birth or within 1 year of birth. Is this a developmental condition?
Yes...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd, typically caused by smoking. It is a slowly progressive, incurable disease so , once diagnosed, it is permanent. The way to prevent it is to avoid smoking or quit now if your are smoking. Once diagnosed, smoking cessation will slow disease progression but the disease is incurable. Smoking cessation also decreases the risk of lung cancer and other cancers, too. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Neuralgia: Treatment depends on the cause of the neuralgia. Consider seeing a neurologist to evaluate the underlying cause. If it is shingles, there are some medications which can significantly dampen the pain. If it is a spine lesion compressing that root, treatment will depend on the nature of the lesion. ...Read more
Sometimes: For most patients sinusitis can be a self limited event treated well by medication, allergy control, and surgery. Other patients may have sinusitis for a very long time. Sinus surgery and aggressive allergy control will help limit the severity, duration, and frequency of sinusitis, but they may truly have chronic sinus disease. ...Read more
Quadratus Lumbarum: Quadratus lumbarum is a muscle that connects the pelvis to the spine. It may get inflamed and cause pain. However, there is no surgery for it, since it's an important structural muscle that helps with lumbar extension. If you are having back pain, that does not respond to conservative care (physical therapy, chiropractic, etc.), then you should consider an MRI and seeing your spine specialist. ...Read more
What is chondromalacia? Is there a cure or is this condition permanent? If permanent, what is the degree of disability? Stand/walk, resting no help.
Stage of arthritis: Chondromalacia is just a fancy name for arthritic change. It implies cartilage disease or wear. You can have varying degrees of thinning of the cartilage (1-4) all the way down to bare bone. Like the tread on your tires once gone its gone. Can slow the process by keeping the weight down and avoiding pounding activities like running. Cant reverse genetics. See your a good knee guy to talk mor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of Reasons: There are so many things going on. Your ligaments can stretch quite a bit especially in the pelvis resulting in pain. Also the pelvis position can place stress on your spine resulting in bulging discs or even herniated disks causing the sciatica pain. Recommend seeing a pelvic floor specialized therapist that can guide you through this. Also recommend seeing a spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very common prob: Chondromalacia patella is due to overload of the patellofemoral joint (knee cap against the end of the thigh bone). Running causes high forces in this portion of the joint. So does arising from a chair, going up/down stairs. Treatment consists of activity modification, ice, anti-inflammatory meds and therapy aimed at flexibility and strengthening, especially of your core. Not serious problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer