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Yes: Pain from a light wind could be allodynia which can be sign for something more serious called complex regional pain syndrome. If you think you have a serious problem then you should get checked out by your primary care. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Every person has a different tolerance for pain. Millions of people in this country have chronic pain. Some people cope quite well and carry on normal lives despite chronic pain. Other people cope very poorly and become severely disabled by chronic pain. Seeing a physician who is experienced in the management of chronic pain can be helpful to those who are not coping well. ...Read more
Painful healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice, compression, elevation and antiinflammatory medications in the first 24hrs. ...Read more
Not enough info: Please let us know what the injury was. ...Read more
Long ride: The best is sell the small car and buy a bigger one. Better still don't ride in small cars. ...Read more
Podiatrist: Recommend a trip to your podiatrist to rule out fracture. Rest your foot. For the first 2 days after injury, apply ice for 15 to 20 minutes every few hours. You can wrap your foot & ankle with an ace wrap, ensuring it is not so tight that it decreases your circulation. Elevate your foot above your heart. Can prop on a pillow. ...Read more
There are several natural ways to treat or rather manage pain. I would recommend consulting a pain management center which has a team of specialist including psychologist, physical therapy. Some of the common modalities are:
- relaxation training
- improving sleep
- stress reduction
- learning coping strategies with psychologist (cognitive behavioral therapy)
- nutritional therapy. ...Read more
Spinal, brain pain: Central pain is pain originating from the spinal cord, brainstorm or brain. ...Read more
Ice and rest: Why is your left side in pain and not your right? Is this muscle soreness or did you strain an area. Normal working out can cause muscle soreness, but it should be symmetrical. First is to figure out why you have this pain on one side and not the other, rest, ice and most importantly, fix the reason. ...Read more
I'm 43 years old. I felt a sharp gripping pain from my chest2my back4several minutes today. I had to lie down till the pain was gone. I had it last mth?
Most of the time, treatment involves antibiotics taken by mouth and close follow-up by your doctor. You may be given painkillers.
You should raise the infected area higher than your heart to reduce swelling. Rest until your symptoms improve. ...Read more
A little: Sclerotherapy involves using tiny needles to inject varicose or spider vein and is generally very well-tolerated with minimal discomfort. Sometimes patients develop minor phlebitis, or vein inflammation, following sclerotherapy but it is very tolerable and can be qite easily treaed with nsaid's. ...Read more
Physical Therapy: Most TMJ pain (85 to 95%) is muscular in origin and responds to physical therapy modalities. A soft diet (rest), ice/heat (whichever feels better), massage, stretching, traction (dental appliance) and anti-inflammatory medications (ibuprofen or naprosyn) are recommended. ...Read more
Work with urologist: A cystoscopy is usually performed in the office. Local numbing gel should be placed in the urethra. Discomfort occurs when the scope passes across the urinary sphincter, and if the bladder overfills with the irrigation. Communicate with your urologist, making sure to let them know if you are having pain. Try to relax, maybe bring headphones and listen to music. Many do tolerate this well. ...Read more
Eye drops: Episcleritis is an inflammation of the covering over the white part of your eye (the episclera). Irritation such as dry eye and allergies can stimulate it, so try using artificial tears and/or anti allergy drops. In severe cases, nonsteroidal drops (like voltaren (diclofenac) or bromday) can help, or you may need a short burst of steroids (predforte). In that case, see your eye doc. ...Read more
Sciatic nerve: You would need to get a neurological consultation to see if the pain is from the sciatic nerve and if so further imaging of the spine would need to be done to see if something such as a herniated disc or bone is causing compression of the nerve 0- once the source of the pain is determined then appropriate treatment can be recommended. ...Read more
Happens when the gums behind your wisdom teeth or back teeth become infected. If the pericoronitis is mild, warm salt water rinsing and oral hygiene will temporary solve the problem. If your gums, jaw, and cheek are swollen and painful you should see a dentist asap for imaging and treatment with antibiotics.
Take care. ...Read more
You can: Use warm towels to soften the hairs on your face before shaving. Are you using a shaving lotion that contains emollients/moisturizers? If you are doing these things and you still have pain shaving - you might consider evaluation by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Reduce the pain of phlebitis with anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen, combined with an extra streength Acetaminophen blocks both pain pathways. Warm compresses, compression stockings help.
See a vein specialist to evaluate the cause, like a superficial vein clot, which can be treated further. ...Read more
See a dentist ASAP: A tooth pain won't go away without treatment. Your pain may be a dental abscess. It is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. The dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. For the pain control and inflammation take OTC NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen). See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more
Depend on type: A physical examination will be able to identify posture, movement patterns, muscle strength, weakness, tight muscles, etc which can play a huge role in your spine (low back) stability and function. Things that you should do anyways include: don't smoke, keep a healthy weight (bmi between 19-25), maintain good posture and ergonomics and exercise regularly. You should visit your doctor. ...Read more
Days at most: There shouldn't be any persistent pain from an EMG other than some muscle soreness (as if you have worked out too hard) that responds to NSAIDs and goes away in a few days at most. There used to be significant concern about bleeding in the muscles, especially those along the vertebrae, but studies have shown a very low rate of these bleeds, even in patients on powerful anticoagulant medication. ...Read more