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My Husband Has Arthritis Is Heat Or Ice Better For The Pain
Since this is chroni: Since this is chronic, heat will help much better. Icing a joint for acute injury is standard, because it quiets down the inflammatory response and prevents it from escalating. But for arthritis, the warmth is better and increases perceived and actual mobility! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Does aloe heat lotion work for osteo arthiritis? Is there any kind of rubs to use for the knee because I am having problems with straightening my knee
Heat= inflammation: Heat can help decrease muscle pain and spasm but it can make arthritis symptoms worse. Ice is a good anti- inflammatory modality. Do not use anything at the extreme ranges of temperature- you might be irritating the nerves with something too hot. Check with your doctor or physical therapist to make sure you are using the modalities correctly. ...Read more
What is the best way to get nutrition to allow body to heal spinal disc? L4 - L5 bulge, not arthiritis nutrition, heat ? New techniques? Has va insurance
Physical Exercise: Tai chi, yoga for low back pain, Osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture, and lots of walking may work to help alleviate your symptoms. Here is an explanation of osteopathic medicine: http://www.osteopathic.org/osteopathic-health/about-dos/about-osteopathic-medicine/Pages/default.aspx ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband just pulled something in his lower back after lifting a large case of water. Should ice or heat be applied?
Either: Either can be effective. Some say that ice is better right after an injury to reduce swelling. Some think heat could aggravate swelling, but some folks find it more soothing than cold. Be careful not to burn or freeze the skin. Over the counter pain medication may help too; follow package instructions and warnings. ...Read more
My husband was dx with cellulitis and his foot and ankle are swollen. Should he use ice or heat packs to help lessen the swelling?
My husband has 4 slipped discs & arthritis in his spine, can anything be done to help his condition he had injections and all other meds nothing works?
Probably not: That is up to both of you. You need to sit down with your husband and explain if your pain prohibits you from doing certain things. Hopefully, he will understand how you feel and be willing to take on a greater percentage of the work. ...Read more
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