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Have been diagnosed with crps after ankle ligament reconstruction, what exercises will help without making pain worse?

Have been diagnosed with crps after ankle ligament reconstruction, what exercises will help without making pain worse?

No specific exercise: But try to avoid ones that stress the affected limb and remain active. Just being active may help modulate your pain threshold. ...Read more

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How do u treat myofacial pain syndrome caused by teeth grinding? Wisdom teeth recently removed. Cpap machine is making pain worse, per dentist.

How do u treat myofacial pain syndrome caused by teeth grinding? Wisdom teeth recently removed. Cpap machine is making pain worse, per dentist.

See a dentist: Who is proficient at treating evaluating TMJ / myofacial pain. Treatments can include medications with muscle relaxants and analgesics, fabrication of oral appliances (depending on your individual situation) , mad (mandibular advancement device) etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr diagnosed overuse injury of sesamoid in foot with possible stress fracture (but clean xray). Car vibration making pain worse, what does that mean?

Dr diagnosed overuse injury of sesamoid in foot with possible stress fracture (but clean xray). Car vibration making pain worse, what does that mean?

Not a lot: The increased pain in your foot with car vibration is not a real specific complaint and so is not real useful. It could occur with just about any over use complaint or a stress fracture. An MRI or bone scan can usually distinguish between the two. ...Read more

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What can I do to keep from making my pain worse?

What can I do to keep from making my pain worse?

Pain worsening: It truly depends on the cause. Treating the underlying ailment of course is the shortest course. Not overdoing it can help with many muscular or degenerative arthritis - stretching, modest exercise objectives in a little slower pace. Sometime medicines themselves can worsen pain - monitor the chronology of its introduction to detect this (antidepressants, histamine blockers, stimulants, opiates). ...Read more

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I have sciatica and have been literally sitting on a heating pad for hours at a time. Could this be making the pain worse?

No, but watch burns: Sciatica can be treated. If your heat pad doesn't resolve this (likely) see a pain or PMR doc for,work up of cause. Then treatments including home stretching. Prolonged use of high heat can burn tissues, causing them to discolor. This should be avoided. I n reality the sciatic nerve is over 5 inches deep, and the heat just doesn't get down that far ...Read more

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Could the tegretol i'm taking for trigeminal neuralgia be making the pain worse?

Could the tegretol i'm taking for trigeminal neuralgia be making the pain worse?

Probably not: Tegretol reduces tn pain in about 70% of patients. It is possible it doesn't work. Make sure the diagnosis is correct. It is rare that tegretol would make tn pain worse. ...Read more

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Could Neurontin (gabapentin) be making my back pain worse?

Maybe: It's pretty infrequent, but Neurontin (gabapentin) has been known to cause joint pain or swelling, muscle pains and/or leg cramps. Again, this is not very common but has been known to happen. ...Read more

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Is it possible that heat (baths, showers...) are making my joint pain worse? It seems to be but i've always been told that heat helps joint pain.

Is it possible that heat (baths, showers...) are making my joint pain worse? It seems to be but i've always been told that heat helps joint pain.

Heating modality: Cold and heat are simple physical modalities that are quite effective for sprains/strains and muscle spasms. Cold application ( not more than 12 minutes per application) and heat ( 10 minutes) are effective if heat bothers your joints then switch to ice. Icy-hot roll-on or patches are effective (bought at most pharmacies). ...Read more

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I have chest pains like someone one put 3 brick on my chest , I have back pain thas making it worse i feel tried , these systems last about 5 mins?

It is difficult to: Make diagnosis here. I see that you have a heart murmur. You are a female but no other risks listed for heart problem there are many causes of chest pain or pressure, and at your age, heart is not the most worrisome except for the murmur. It is best to see your doctor and discuss it and they an do all the necessary work up for your peace of mind. ...Read more