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Treatment restless leg syndrome?

Treatment  restless  leg syndrome?

Medication approach: The classical approach is to use Dopamine agonists, such as requip, mirapex, and Neupro (rotigotine) patch, but prior use of l-dopa, and Clonazepam have helped. However, some pts may have abnormalities in iron metabolism, and if so, treatment of this problem may suffice. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Piriformis Syndrome (Definition)

Describes pain experienced in the buttock which may travel down the thigh or up toward the lower back, most commonly made worse by sitting. The pain results from flexing of the piriformis muscle that places pressure on the sciatic nerve which ...Read more


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Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome?

Depends: Injections, splint, rest, surgery if no improvement. Make sure there are no compression of cervical spine. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor treats sciatica/tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Which type of doctor treats sciatica/tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Sciatica can be : Treated by many doctors including orthopedist, neurologist, Internist, and they may refer you to a physical therapist. Tarsal tunnel can be treated by podiatrist, orthopedist, neurologist. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor treats sciatica/tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Which type of doctor treats sciatica/tarsal tunnel syndrome?

See the podiatrist: The routes for the foot stem from L4, L5 and S1 which form the sciatic nerve. If the nerve is irritated, it can cause discomfort - sciatica or tarsal tunnel syndrome. A proper evaluation and workup is necessary to examine other structures and provide appropriate treatment. If there is no origin of compression in the tarsal tunnel, a referral to a back specialist may be made. ...Read more

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How effective is MRI at diagnosing compartment syndrome or chronic exertional compartment syndrome?

How effective is MRI at diagnosing compartment syndrome or chronic exertional compartment syndrome?

Compartment syndrome: is primarily a clinical, rather than an imaging, diagnosis. That said, MRI is very sensitive at detecting signs of compartment syndrome. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome?

What is the treatment for cubital tunnel syndrome?

Depends: Early on cubital tunnel syndrome can be treated with activity modifications (avoid excessive elbow flexion and external compression on the medial elbow). Nerve gliding exercises can help in some mild cases as can oral steroids. Ultimately, only surgery can decompress or take the pressure off the nerve. ...Read more

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How is carpal tunnel syndrome typically diagnosed?

How is carpal tunnel syndrome typically diagnosed?

Usually Clinically: Carpal tunnel results from entrapment of median nerve & is typically a clinical diagnosis. Common symptoms are numbness of palm, thumb, first 3 fingers & weak hand grip. Tapping the wrist over the nerve & bending the wrist forward may elicit these symptoms & aid in diagnosis. Nerve studies may be helpful, but typically are not used as the diagnosis is often easily made based on symptoms & history. ...Read more

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What is a therapeutic treatment for piriformis muscle syndrome?

What is a therapeutic treatment for piriformis muscle syndrome?

Many things: First of all it is important to get a good physical examination to confirm the diagnosis of piriformis syndrome. A physiatrist is probably best for this. If it is piriformis syndrome, specific stretching exercises are helpful and then sometimes we will inject the piriformis muscle directly with local anesthetic and cortisone. Sometimes it needs to be done more than once. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for severe hip bursitis and piriformis syndrome?

What is the best treatment for severe hip bursitis and piriformis syndrome?

Bursitis: Rest, ice, anti inflammatory agents such as Ibuprofen ( there are many other similar one's), physical therapy and in resistant or unresponsive cases, local steroid injections are the choices. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome?

What are   treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Conservative: Conservatuve treatment includes anti inflammatory medication, wrist splints at night and carpal tunnel steroid injections. If the patient fails conservative treatment the carpal tunnel can be released by open or endoscopic release. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for myofacial pain syndrome?

What's the treatment for myofacial pain syndrome?

One option: It is important to have this medically evaluated to determine the cause so that a treatment plan can be developed. Acupuncture is one option that can be effective. After a complete evaluation, your doctor can let you know if this option is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Does massage treatment help restless leg syndrome?

Does massage treatment help restless leg syndrome?

Yes: There are many approaches that help rls. Massage of legs is reported by many patients as relieve prior to bedtime. I do noted that excessive massage of legs can distract from falling asleep. Botten line: if it helps, use it, if it's excessive talk to your doctor about treatment alternatives. ...Read more

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What is tarsal tunnel syndrome?

What is tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Entrapment tibial n.: This is entrapment of the tibial nerve in the tarsal tunnel on the inside of the ankle. This nerve entrapment causes pain and sensory loss in the heel and sole of the foot. There is also weakness of the small muscles that control toe movement. ...Read more

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What is impingement syndrome?

What is impingement syndrome?

Tendinitis/bursitis : The rotator cuff tendon and bursa can be pinched between the acromion and greater tuberosity. This causes inflammation and pain. Ice, nsaid's and activity modification are the first line treatments for this problem. Persistent symptoms need oral/injected steroid and/or physical therapy. If non-operative treatment fails, arthroscopic surgery is the definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Is mckenzie method for benign joint hypermobility syndrome?

Is mckenzie method for benign joint hypermobility syndrome?

For disc issues: Mckenzie program is an exercise program aimed at identifying a neutral, pain free core posture and learning to maintain this through your active life style to minimize pain due to dosc based pain syndromes. ...Read more

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Can surgical treatment totally cure compartment syndrome?

Can surgical treatment totally cure compartment syndrome?

Yes and no: A full blown compartment syn. Tissue death is proceeding and it depends how fast surg is done. In impending compartment syn there is a typical injury crushing, tibial fx of high energy, oa a leg pinned under a weight 4 a while ur physical xam & experience says go 2 or now, if done be4 the pressure 2 high it can be cured. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is the best treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Splinting: This depends on how severe it is. If there is excessive pain and findings suggesting severe nerve involvement on emg, you may need surgery. Otherwise routine treatment consist of wearing a hand splint during the day (night if you can tolerate) and anti inflammatory meds. A carpal tunnel steroid injection may help as well. See a physiatrist. ...Read more

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