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Joint Pain Nicotine Therapy Patches
Possibly: Bit not common. Go on a break from your patches and see the results. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When doing physical therapy for muscleskeletal & joint pain, is it best to do TENS/Heat/Massage/Ultrasound before the exercises & stretches or after?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
50yr lady hypertensive since 8yrs now developed joint pain, uric acid level 7.3, what is the cause of inc uric acid n treatment ?
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
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