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Can massage therapy and stretching be used to improve flexibility in my hips?

Can massage therapy and stretching be used to improve flexibility in my hips?

Yes, unless...: In most people, massage and stretching can improve the flexibility of any joint in the body. If there is an abnormality or disease process that interferes with the joint, the improvement may be limited. ...Read more

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Can ankle braces help plantar fascitis? Pain in fascia and tender.? Any advice besids the normal rice, stretch and strengthen and massage

Can ankle braces help plantar fascitis? Pain in fascia and tender.? Any advice besids the normal rice, stretch and strengthen and massage

Night splints???: There are some night splints to help stretch out the plantar fascia while you sleep. Some of these look like ankle braces, but provide a completely different service to you. You should also use replacement supportive insoles like spenco total support or rx orthotics. See a podiatrist for details. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture or massage therapy more effective for joint and low back pain?

Is acupuncture or massage therapy more effective for joint and low back pain?

Acupuncture: The cause of your back pain is what will determine what you should do. Both of the approaches you mentioned treat symptoms. You need to find out what is causing your pain. Injury, misuse, over use, congenital. Issues are all possibilities.. ...Read more

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Any herbs or supplements such as nitric oxide to help with daily tension headaches, facial pain, and pins n needles?used to take 600x3mg of ibuprofen

Any herbs or supplements such as nitric oxide to help with daily tension headaches, facial pain, and pins n needles?used to take 600x3mg of ibuprofen

Spend your money: No reason to spend your money on unproven supplements. Please give it me instead. Just kidding. Does not work even with Costco boxes. Best do discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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How can exercise and massage benefit patients with final stage of Parkinson's disease?

How can exercise and massage benefit patients with final stage of Parkinson's disease?

Mostly palliative: Parkinson's disease can be very painful, and massage may help some of this. Exercise is vital to slow deterioration, as, if the pt becomes immobilized, it may be close to impossible to resume the prior level of functioning. ...Read more

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Is taking supplements such as omga-3, fish oil, glucosamine and vitamin C sufficient enough to ease the pain of rheumatoid arthritis?

Is taking supplements such as omga-3, fish oil, glucosamine and vitamin C sufficient enough to ease the pain of rheumatoid arthritis?

Absolutely not!: The omega-3s (flax seed oil and fish oil) will help ra. Vitamin c over the mdr has no benefit. Results are mixed with glucosamine. Anti-oxidants such as green tea extraqct, grapeseed extract may also help, but if you truly have ra, you will sustainm progressive joint damage with time, if you are not taking remitting agents! see someone in rheumatology! ...Read more

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Can massage help pain, or is exercise better?

Can massage help pain, or is exercise better?

No need to choose: Depending on the type of pain, both massage and exercise can be helpful. In general muscle related pain responds well to massage and exercise. ...Read more

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Does massaging the back with olive oil r any other oil strengthen the back bone and help ease normal delivery?

Does massaging the back with olive oil r any other oil strengthen the back bone and help ease normal delivery?

No: This may provide some relief of muscle spasm through the massage, but does nothing to strengthen the back or make labor any more comfortable. ...Read more

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compression fractures from osteoporosis and mild low blood magnesium level of 1.4 Safe to take epsom salt soaks in the tub? Muscles hurt really bad

 compression fractures from osteoporosis and mild low blood magnesium level of 1.4 Safe to take epsom salt soaks in the tub? Muscles hurt really bad

Safe: The heat of the bath could be more detrimental if you have a heart condition, so don't over do it. The salts are safe. Discuss magnesium replacement with your doctor. Wait until after your baths to use antihistamine if you are using it daily. ...Read more

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Are massages beneficial for neck and knee arthritus?

Are massages beneficial for neck and knee arthritus?

In short, yes: Stimulation of the soft tissue around painful sites is often soothing. However, some massage is aggressive enough to be painful, so choose your massage therapist well! warming the area prior to massage is also likely to make the experience more pleasant and the relaxation obtained from the massage more long-lasting. ...Read more

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How to relieve tension in neck and throughout back without massage? Any tips for at home consistent therapy or exercises?

How to relieve tension in neck and throughout back without massage? Any tips for at home consistent therapy or exercises?

Biofeedback can: be helpful for muscle pain as well as for the anxiety and depression seen in your history. It is natural and non-invasive and can empower you to manage these conditions w/out the machines eventually. Peace and good health. Please see a licensed professional such as a clinical psychologist who specializes in biofeedback. ...Read more

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57 year old Asian woman with osteoporosis. Any studies that show that diet & exercise alone can maintain health, i.e., drugs aren't necessary?

57 year old Asian woman with osteoporosis. Any studies that show that diet & exercise alone can maintain health, i.e., drugs aren't necessary?

A nutritionally-: oriented doc or a natural medicine doc can help. You need to be monitored but there are natural options such as a combo product of minerals and co-factors or strontium. Please do this under professional guidance. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is osteoporosis?

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis ...: Osteoporosis is a disease which decreases the density and quality of bones which can cause them to fracture more easily. ...Read more

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What causes osteoporosis?

What causes osteoporosis?

Genetic factors: At age 31 genetic factors and estrogen deficiency would be the most likely causes. Less commonly cortisone or other steroids, anorexia, immobilization, and a variety of drugs such as blockers of stomach acid secretion and antidepressive agents may cause bone loss. Long term vitamin d deficiency may also be a factor. ...Read more

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Can men get osteoporosis?

Can men get osteoporosis?

YES!: Yes, men can get osteoporosis. Men at increased risk are those who have been treated with certain medicines including steroids (prednisone) or medicines to treat prostate problems or cancer. Thin men or men with a family history are also at risk. Men can have the same testing as women to determine if they have osteoporosis, it is a simple xray test called a bone density or dexa scan. Get tested! ...Read more

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Can anyone get osteoporosis?

Can anyone get osteoporosis?

Yes anyone can, but-: Everyone will start losing bone density usually after their 20's. However, not everyone will get osteoporosis (bone loss to the point of being at higher risk for hip or back factures.) how quickly you lose it will depend on gender, family history, race, medications taken (especially corticosteroids), weight bearing exercises performed in the past and performing now, etc. ...Read more

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Can osteoporosis be treated?

Can osteoporosis be treated?

Osteoporosis treat: Osteoporosis can be treated. At your age it would be unusual to go right to a prescription unless it was severe, you already had fractures, or other medical conditions you might have. For most people your age, a good diet and exercise will go a long way towards good bone health. ...Read more

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How do I treat osteoporosis?

How do I treat osteoporosis?

Exercise,diet &supps: Exercise has been shown to improve bone density. A healthy diet is essential- avoid sweets, sodas, lots of meat, coffee- these acidify your body & leach calcium from your bones! many supps proven to help- vit d & k most important, also calcium, magnesium, boron, strontium.The drugs don't work well & have side effects! see http://www.Drdach.Com/wst_page6.Html & http://doctorklaper.Com/answers05.Html. ...Read more

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How is osteoporosis treated?

Osteoporosis.: For osteoporosis, it's weight bearing exercise, calcium and vitamin D3 supplementation, keep your weight down. Medications when necessary would include Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva (ibandronate). You'd need bone density tests every two to three years after you reach the menopause and treat more aggressively with medications dependent on the results. ...Read more

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Do men ever get osteoporosis?

Yes: Men definitely get osteoporosis. In healthy men, by the age of 65 and older the incidence of osteoporosis is essentially the same as a woman. In fact as men age they develop a higher death rate following hip fractures then women. Men need bone density testing also. ...Read more

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Can old men get osteoporosis?

Yes, but why?: Osteoporosis in men can occur from several reasons. Each needs to be\excluded: 1.Low testosterone. 3. Inadequate vit d intake. 4. Inadequate calcium intake.5. Taking certain drugs, like corticosteroids. 6. Sedentary life-style. 7. Renal tubular acidosis. 8. Chronic inadequate human growth hormone secretion. There are others, but you need to find out why, as well as treat! ...Read more

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How is osteoporosis diagnosed?

How is osteoporosis diagnosed?

Bone density testing: The best test is a bone density test (known as a dxa scan). This painless test measures the density of your bones. Your doctor uses this test to predict the risk of bone fracture in the future. Sometimes a spine or hip xray can show fractures of your spine/vertebra which can indicate undiagnosed osteoporosis but usually the first test is the dxa scan. ...Read more

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Is having osteoporosis serious?

Is having osteoporosis serious?

Yes: Osteoporosis increases the risk of fractures which can lead to chronic back pain, hip fractures are also very serious and have increased morbidity and mortality. In other words people don't do well after hip fracture and may never fully recover. ...Read more

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How is osteoporosis tested for?

How is osteoporosis tested for?

Dexa scan: There are a mber of ways to check for osteoporosis. A simple x-ray alone is not adequate because it can be over it under penetrated to make the bone appear more or less dense than it is. A deca scan is by far the most common test for osteoporosis. In this test, the bone density of you spine, hip, and wrist is compared to normal bone and an age matched control. ...Read more

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What is osteoporosis risk at 80?

What is osteoporosis risk at 80?

Possibly high: Obviously, a person at age 80, will have the potential for bone loss and a higher risk for osteoporosis. All people at 80 do not have osteoporosis, but i would suggest obtaining a dexa scan or bone denisty to see exactly what your bone density is. ...Read more

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What are symtoms of osteoporosis?

What are symtoms of osteoporosis?

None: Often times osteoporosis is diagnosed too late when a fracture occurs. If concerned see your physician and consider a dexa scan. ...Read more

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Can you please define osteoporosis?

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Can you please define osteoporosis?

Disease: Osteoporosis is a disease where the affected person has low bone mass and deterioration of the bones. This results in fragile bones and and increase in susceptibility to fractures and broken bones. Risk factors: gender (female) and age (post-menopausal). Excercise and calcium supplementation... In children (fortified milk) and young ladies are important, life-long preventive measures. ...Read more

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How can I get osteoporosis earlier?

Several: Several factors increase your risk for osteoporosis and subsequent fracture at an early age: premature menopause, certain medications (pronged steroids, excessive thyroid supplementation, aromatase inhibitors), certain medical conditions (hyperparathyroidism, celiac sprue, rheumatoid arthritis), excessive alcohol use, smoking, eating disorders, and physical inactivity. ...Read more

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What is osteoporosis? Who gets it?

Osteoporosis.: Osteoporosis is demineralization (loss of calcium) of the bone. It comes in two types, osteopenia which is the condition of weakening bone which precedes osteoporosis. Risk factors include menopause, immobility, chronic steroid use, hyperparathyroidism, etc. ...Read more

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What is the symtoms of osteoporosis?

Very few: Bone pain may occur, but most commonly the first symptom is a fracture, either traumatic or non-traumatic. ...Read more

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What are the cures for osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis: If you are asking about yourself, unless you have underlying medical issues you are unlikely to have osteoporosis issues at age 34 unless there is a strong family history of early osteoporosis. If it turns out you do have osteoporosis there are a number of very helpful medications to lower the likelihood of bone loss and may increase your bone mass. ...Read more