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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
Both: After an acute injury we usually recommend ice for the first 36 hours. After that heat is recommended to help healing. In physical therapy for years heat and ice are used snd this is called contrast therapy. In part this depends on how it makes you feel. You can use both or choose one depending on your comfort zone. ...Read more
My daughter has a strain in one ankle and a sprain in the other. Which is better tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil?
I have had rheumatoid arthritis for 10 years and my foot on side when applied pressure has extreme pain. will ice or heat work? and will ibuprofen?
My mom has severe thumb arthritis and is in a lot of pain, what should she do to manage the pain, besides the splint & anti-inflammatory?
Have pain in right knee appears swollen applied ice pack still paining is there a topical pain medicine I can use what i good for swelling ?
Knee that was sprained in the past is swollen and feverish. Took ibuprofen to ease the pain. Can a normal doctor treat an issue like this?
I have pain my elbow all the time it effects my arm and hand i can't pick up or hold things like a coke can the weight is to much my shoulder and arm is effected too, the pain is really unbearable, at times heat helps or mentholatium but the pain is cons
Adding : Adding to the previous answer. Ace bandages can be a source of discomfort or exacerbate or worsen exiting discomfort if they are applied too tight or over the wrong place. Often it is though that tighter is better for bandages and splints but especially one the boney prominences of the elbow and the hand and ace bandage can cause more harm than good is misapplied. While lateral epicondyitls, median epicondylitis are one concern here, the comment regarding not tolerating pressure on the legs lead to the importance of being seen by a physician. ...Read more
Ice First, then Heat: PRP is an offered treatment that has shown good success however is considered experimental at this time. The basic theory is it helps to strengthen the ligaments using your own platelets/growth factors and therefore reducing stress on the joint by tightening them up. As far as I know its safer than steroid injection. Pretty cool stuff. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4.5 yr old daughter has been complaining of pain in her thighs or feet. I try to massage around the areas of pain but it doesn't alleviate the pain?
Day or night?: If the pains are occurring mainly during the night, it is most likely muscular pain related to the muscles not getting stretched out during the night and causing cramping/pain. Doing stretching exercises routinely before bed often diminishes these symptoms. If the pain is during the day, this is more unusual and warrants evaluation by your child's doc. Make sure vitamin and water intake is good. ...Read more
I have chronic pain in both my forearm, wrist, and hands for the last year after playing piano. No amount of rest has helped. No redness or swelling.
My friend has very bad sunburn on the top of his feet. His right foot is also a bit swollen as a result. Is there anything besides Advil (ibuprofen) and the application of aloe that he could use to help this heal faster?
My friend has had migraine like pain in the lower back of his head. The pain has been there for more then 3 weeks and pain medicines are not helping.
Break the cycle: Daily pain can result in a phenomenon called wind up; the nerves in the brain become over-active with the result of sustaining the pain. To stop it, you must break the pain cycle. Have your friend's doctor administer a shot (toridol works well), then go home and sleep. Upon waking, listen to a mediation tape with headphones for 30 minutes twice a day (you can find one on the internet). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should my husband try chiropractics for sciatica pain relief? My husbands sciatica started acting up approx 2 weeks ago..He has been to the ER and they gave him a 7 day regiment of steroids, 15 vicodin and a shot of tramdol(?)...Well his pain is worse to
Sciatica: Sciatica is a neuropathic pain due to nerve compression. If your husband has been seen at er and symptoms are not improved with steroid, vicodin, toradol, i recommend you see a pain specialist for evaluation. The chiropractic therapy is good for adjustment or soft tissue treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son had vaccines in each leg yesterday and can't walk today. He's in a lot of pain. Is this normal? What is the best remedy: ice tylenol (acetaminophen) ibuprofen
Common side effect..: Local reaction at the injection site occurs in about 20% of patients. Usually this goes away in 1-2 days. Things to try: (1) cold pack - for initial pain or tenderness at the injection site, apply a cold pack or ice in a wet washcloth to the area for 20 minutes each hour as needed. (2) pain medicine - give Acetaminophen (e.g., tylenol) or Ibuprofen by mouth. Do not give aspirin. ...Read more
Is a tens unit good for the knee? I can't wear it all the time what else can be done? I have tried ice please gel throbbing knee joint pain
I would: Recommend seeing an orthopedic doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Got really bad pain in my right hip going down my leg already got a right ankle trauma which using ibuprofen and tramadol but that doesn't take the pain away used heat packs and still nothing?
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