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Hi, I have just been told I have cubital tunnel syndrome in my right elbow and would like to know more about treating it please? Nicola
The treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome is aimed in reducing and alleviating the presenting symptoms. Here are the following interventions for cubital tunnel syndrome:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
These can help in alleviating the pain and inflammation that took place in the affected area
Avoidance of trauma to the "funny bone" area where he ulnar nerve is. ...Read more
I have pains at the back of my rib cage but under my shoulder blade it's painfull when I breath in and out and when I move what could it be? Nicola
Why does my skin tan nicely from a day at the beach for about 2 days and then it starts to fade to almost white after a week?
2 months ago I sprained my ankle and everything was healing up nicely, but then a week ago it started hurting again and now I can't bear weight on it?
Needs more time: You must let things heal fully. Stick to flat shoes, avoid sports and take it easy. If things do get better soon, speak to your doc about this. ...Read more
I've had a swollen lymph node on right side of panty line for past year. It started out size of pea and currently size of a nickle. It varies in size?
Lymph node: Most lymph nodes are benign in origin, but one that has been present for a year and grew in size may be biopsied to get a definitive answer. ...Read more
Is it normal to see blood clots a week before your period? They started on sunday about the size of a nickle now they bigger and more frequent?
Not normal: If you normally have regular cycles, and now are experiencing bleeding unrelated to your cycle, then no it is not normal for you. Check a pregnancy test if pregnancy is possible. Also, this is a good reason to check with your ob/gyn about a visit. ...Read more
2 months ago I cut my knuckle 3/4" wide really deep down to the knuckle on a can lid. I Used butterfly sutures & it closed nicely. About 2 weeks ago it started getting sore and now it's swelling. Could it be infected? I've had tetanus shot, no meds.
See Dr: Probably OK but might check for osteomyelitis. ...Read more
I haven't had a period since december. Now a week past my 4th missed period I start flooding, have had nickle-sized blood clots and really pale?
Everyone's different: Everyone will "show" differently depending on their body type. There is no real normal. At 12 weeks the uterus is just above the pubic bone. At 20 weeks it reaches your belly button. Some people will show earlier and some later. Both are normal. ...Read more
Solid foods are initiated at 4 months old. Usually start off with rice cereal as it is easily digestable till 6 months old or one new 1st stage baby food, single kind such as pears by itself, spinach, apple sauce etc every 4 to 5 days. In case of allergic reaction, it will be easier to pinpoint what your baby is allergic to.
Or start solids at 6 mos old directly w 2nd stage baby food. Plus formula. ...Read more
2 years: Like dr. Park said, around 2 years kids start using pronouns. When they are younger and your are talking to them and promoting language development remember to say things like "mommy is making breakfast" instead of "i am making breakfast." this is easier for them to understand. Talk lots to your children- they love it and learn many social cues this way. ...Read more
Health: The keys here are 3 things: excellent diet, moderate exercise and stress reduction. These 3 things are most responsible for a healthy lifestyle. You may not accomplish it all at once, but through a systematic program, aided by professionals, you should be able to achieve all three. You will feel really good both physicially and mentally! ...Read more
Very early: Learned behaviors start at 6 mos.; you can teach a lot by a year. At 15-16 mos., a toddler will " do what you do, not do what you say, " so model what you expect of him. At 18 mos. Developmental age a child can understand " time-out." "Little people" by Dr. Ed Christopherson is a good book. Keep your rules short, & what you want, e.g., "feet go on the floor, "not "don't stand up in that chair." ...Read more
With the next bite: To have a successful weight loss diet, it takes lots of planning including looking at recipes and creating shopping lists, scheduling prep time, making a "date" with yourself to sit down in a pleasant setting to eat and enjoy a healthful meal. Please see my guides to healthy eating, etc. For more tips including the value of recording or using an app as an aid. (i added links in the comments below). ...Read more