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Remedies For Limited Elbow Extension
Are there DIY solutions for hands' and fingers' (particularly thumbs) joint pain resulting from overuse of game controllers and phone texting?
Are there any specific analgesics good for treating bursitis and femur/hip pain? Post-op 8 years femur repair with hardware.
NSAIDS are good: Analgesics but it may aggravate your abdominal discomfort and barrett's esophagus. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is less effective but worth a try and less hard on your stomach. Narcotic meds (codeine, morphine, hydro and oxycodone ) can be used for severe pain. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start with RICE: Lateral epicondylitis (aka "tennis elbow") is a common overuse injury to the elbow. In order to treat the pain, i recommend you start with rice, follow with stretching/ strengthening (therapy), & consider couterforce bracing. If these treatments fail you may be a candidate for cortisone or prp injections. Some people end up needing surgery... http://drmarkgalland.com/category/elbow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Periostitis of os..: If inflammation causes the pain, it should be eliminated. The most common cause for heel specific pain is "periostitis of the os calcus, or heel bone. An appropriate cortisone should bring rapid relief. Then look for the causes. The family of spondyloarthopathies is most likely factorial the layman's term for heel pain is stone bruise." in reiter's syndrome, it was called "lover's heels!". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confirmed ligament tear in my left knee. Using knee support. Please advice any medicines for faster recovery. No prominent pain luckily.
Which ligament?: Please provide more information; which ligament was torn? Mcl? Acl? There is no medicine that will help this heal but sometimes anti inflammatories are used initially to help with pain and inflammation. But if you have no pain i would not recommend taking any medication. Please provide more details. ...Read more
What are the alternative treatments available for heel and knee joint pain other than painkillers?
For bone spurs in: The shoulder, a joint replacement would be a cure, since it removes the arthritic bones ; restores function; for tennis elbow: there is no cure, but the symptoms can be controlled quite adequately, with pain meds, te strap, stretching exercises, massages, steroid ; prp (plasma rich platelets) injections or surgery if nothing helps. ...Read more
Compression or a brace for ankle tendonitis? Other home care treatments? Swelling & pain. Thank you!
Tennis elbow: Management includes locall ice, stretching, and counterforce bracing. Stretching done frequently with elbow fully extended and wrist flexed down. If pain persists, consider injection of steroid. Prp injections recently shown effective at reducing pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Radial head fracture type 1, most pain in wrist/forearm, acute, severe, acetaminophen no help. need arm for work. ideas?
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