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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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How soon could i expect results from [hysical therapy for sciatica/s.I. Joint pain?

How soon could i expect results from [hysical therapy  for sciatica/s.I. Joint pain?

Varies: That is a very difficult question for any physician on here to answer. Many factors need to be considered such as appropriate diagnosis of the symptoms, severity of injury/pathology, cause of injury (ie inflammation vs structural), durations of symptoms, premorbid condition, social hx such as smoking, type of therapy implemented, etc.Key to therapy is your diligence and appropriateness of therapy! ...Read more

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What are the best therapies for lower back pain (s.I. Joint pain)?

Several: Regular stretching, core strengthening, proper posture & mechanics, massage, acupuncture, some topical treatments, osteopathic manipulation & more can all be effective low back pain treatment. The si joint is complex and takes much of burden of forces transferred from the upper body. By restoring proper function, omm can help provide sustained relief from low back pain due si dysfunction. ...Read more

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Why do elderly adults benefit from sea water therapy for joint pain?

Why do elderly adults benefit from sea water therapy for joint pain?

Not sure: History is full of accounts of "spa therapy" and in the 19th and 20th centuries and even today, many people believe in the healing powers of water therapy, particularly when that water is full of minerals. Athough I do not think anyone really knows how it may work, there are many people who feel better when they go into salt water. I would never discourage someone from doing it. ...Read more

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How fast does physical therapy take to work for sciatica/s.I. Joint pain?

How fast does physical therapy take to work for sciatica/s.I. Joint pain?

See below: No correct answer here. Everyone is different and everyone's healing ability is different. In general, i would expect to see some improvement after about 10-15 pt sessions. ...Read more

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What is more effective for low back pain and joint pain; physical therapy or chiropractic?

What is more effective for low back pain and joint pain; physical therapy or chiropractic?

Depends: Both specialists overlap quite a bit. Just depends on what you are comfortable with. Physical therapy is now doing a lot of manipulation therapies and vice versa chiropractors are noting the benefit of active exercise therapy for their patients as well. Often times seeing an sports medicine physician might be helpful since they have experience with both care types to guide you. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for joint pain?

How can I get treatment for joint pain?

Visit the doctor: You can try your internist first, who then will evaluate you and see if it is something they can handle or send you to an orthopedist or rheumatologist depending on their assessment. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for joint pain?

What is a good treatment for joint pain?

Joint pains: Depends on the cause of pain, age of patient and other medical conditions. Mainly symptomatic relief with paracetamol or brufen. But if pain die to infection , antibiotics will be needed along with orthopaedic review. If it is injury- pain relief+ rule out fracture. If arthritis- pain relief + bloods + rheumatologist review. If viral fever- pain relief+ time. Stomach ulcers- no NSAIDs . See Doctor ...Read more

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Want to know treatment for joint pain and which oil is better?

Want to know treatment for joint pain and which oil is better?

No specific oil: Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (don't get burned), massage, & acupuncture can help. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic. ...Read more

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Chikenguniya (joint pain) treatment, any suggestions?

Chikenguniya (joint pain) treatment, any suggestions?

Chikungunya: treatment is largely symptomatic in nature. There is no vaccine to prevent it & no specific treatment for it. Rest, hydration and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications are recommended. Skin discoloration may occur which can be treated w/ topical corticosteroids (use sunscreen). For itching (urticaria) an antihistamine may help. Topical antibiotics may be used on ulcers. Oral corticosteroids ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for joint pain?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for joint pain?

Depends: Usually with joint pain that is common stiffness or osteoarthritis can be treated first line with otc tylenol, (acetaminophen) and/or nsaids like Ibuprofen and naproxen. Failing that you should see your doctor for more evaluation and possible prescription treatment. ...Read more

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Despite being on high treatment plan 4 ra.The severity is still high.Severe flare ups.Severe joint pain. Extreme difficulty activities.Plz see profile?

Despite being on high treatment plan 4 ra.The severity is still high.Severe flare ups.Severe joint pain. Extreme difficulty activities.Plz see profile?

Not true: First of all, Methotrexate is really an initial treatment for RA and about 30% of patient will not respond adequately to Methotrexate alone. If your inflammation is uncontrolled your doctor needs to add a tnf agent to the methotrexate. ...Read more

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How much does COOLIEF procedure cost for treatment of sacroiliac joint pain?

Don't know: Depends on your insurance, your providence, and if it is approved. It is Cooled Radiofrequency for chronic pain. I do not know if it will help sacroliac pain. ...Read more

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Ive cracked my joints for years and i have joint pain everywhere what can i do and tests/treatment?

Ive cracked my joints for years and i have joint pain everywhere what can i do and tests/treatment?

STOP: doing that!!!!!!! You are irritating the otherwise healthy YOUNG joint cartilages! You are ASKING for arthritic problems in the future! My opinion only! Hope it helps you! Dr Z ...Read more

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50yr lady hypertensive since 8yrs now developed joint pain, uric acid level 7.3, what is the cause of inc uric acid n treatment ?

See details: Unless you have severe pain and swelling, you do not have gout. It you do not have gout, then there is no reason to treat a mildly elevated uric acid of only 7.3 mg/dl. Look for other causes. ...Read more

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What csuses low frre thyroxiinre (0.66) and what is treatment. Sympons are fatigue, depression, joint pain and hopelessness?

Very complicated: T3 (liothyronine) is produced by the thyroid gland just like t4. It is fast acting while T4 is longer acting. The numbers refer to iodine molecule. Problems can arise is production, transport to cells, entry into those cells, then T4 transformation to T3 (liothyronine) at peripheral cells etc. Check healthtap apps for more info e.g.Epocrates on line. Also dr sneed and dr. Long and others specialized in thyroid can elaborate. ...Read more

Nicotine (Definition)

Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in cigarettes and is the ...Read more