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Making Pain Worse
Have been diagnosed with crps after ankle ligament reconstruction, what exercises will help without making pain worse?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr diagnosed overuse injury of sesamoid in foot with possible stress fracture (but clean xray). Car vibration making pain worse, what does that mean?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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