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How effective is acupuncture to heal shoulder pain ?

How effective is acupuncture to heal shoulder pain ?

Excellent: It will not cure a condition that requires surgical intervention but it can greatly improve recovery time and pain control. It is used often for this purpose. ...Read more

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Lymphedema (Definition)

A condition characterized by a collection of fluid that causes swelling (edema) in ...Read more


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How to heal knee joint pain quickly? Trying acupuncture plus pt. What else?

How to heal knee joint pain quickly? Trying acupuncture plus pt. What else?

Need etiology: Obviously it would be helpful to know the cause for the pain if your pain is from a meniscal tear and you are active, neither therapy nor acupuncture will eradicate the cause for you pain if the problem is something minor, the usual treatment of ice, nsaids, rest, therapy will likely decrease the pain. Overall , it is always helpful to know the underlying problem to cure it. ...Read more

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24 months psychology therapy, occupational therapy,meditation,SSRI,yoga,group therapy,benzos,Not working ! Can't get rid of anxiety! What do?

24 months psychology therapy, occupational therapy,meditation,SSRI,yoga,group therapy,benzos,Not working ! Can't get rid of anxiety! What do?

Psychiatrist: I would suggest that you need to be referred to a Psychiatrist..Standard Psychotherapy sound like the right direction now...simple "fixes" and particularly BENZOs are NOT THE ANSWER! Get help now! Good Luck Dr Z ...Read more

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What is joint hypermobility and will getting physiotherapy effectively treat it?

What is joint hypermobility and will getting physiotherapy effectively treat it?

Poorly understood dx: JHS is symptomatic hypermobility. Many individuals who have hypermobility never have pain or require any treatment. When hypermobility is found associated with pain, or a few other criteria (see Brighton criteria) it is termed JHS. It is presumed to be caused by a defect in collagen but rarely have collagen related genes been implicated (TNXB gene). ...Read more

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Is heat therapy effective for treating Achilles tendonitis / tendonosis?

Is heat therapy effective for treating Achilles tendonitis / tendonosis?

Sometimes: If you have tendinitis - icing is best to help decrease inflammation as well as NSAID medication (i.e. Ibuprofen, naprosyn). Heat may help "loosen up" the tissue prior to therapy/exercises. Icing should be resumed post exercise to again decrease inflammation. ...Read more

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I've been using physical therapy to treat frozen shoulder. Does anyone recommend seeing a chiropractor as well? Pros? Cons?

I've been using physical therapy to treat frozen shoulder. Does anyone recommend seeing a chiropractor as well? Pros? Cons?

Watch this video: Adhesive capsulitis is, at its core, an inflammatory process. While chiropractic treatments can be complementary and facilitate pain relief, treating the inflammation gets to the root problem. Watch this video (http://youtu.Be/h-umxi8yi0e) for a complete discussion of the causes of and treatment of adhesive capsulitis. ...Read more

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How effective is panchkarma (ayurveda therapy) for knee therapy?

How effective is panchkarma (ayurveda therapy) for knee therapy?

Ayurveda: Ayurvedic therapy can be effective for numerous musculoskeletal symptoms. However results can vary greatly based on the experience and expertise of the healer as well as the severity of the injury and receptivity of the patient. I would seek treatment from a reputable healer preferably referred to you by people you know. The risks to therapy are negligible so giving it a try seems worth while. ...Read more

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Can anyone suggest alternative therapy for cancer in the t12 spine. Currently it's being treated external beam radio therapy ?

Can anyone suggest alternative therapy for cancer in the t12 spine. Currently it's being treated external beam radio therapy ?

In good hands: I feel your sadness but I can not offer you any other insight. Radiation is a well accepted treatment and should help your symptoms ...Read more

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Should hypnosis therapy be able to cure my sweating problem?

Should hypnosis therapy be able to cure my sweating problem?

Depends...: This depends on the source of your sweating problem. If it is biologic, then probably not. If it is anxiety related, then maybe, but there are far more effective treatments for anxiety such as cognitive behavioral therapy. Evidence for the effectiveness of hypnosis is limited at best. ...Read more

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Does massage therapy work for back pain , shoulder pain ? Is it worth it? What are the alternatives?

Does massage therapy work for back pain , shoulder pain ? Is it worth it? What are the alternatives?

Yes : If the presentation us primarily muscular symptoms, massage can give temporary relief but does not address the underlying cause or causes unless it was muscular in origin. Otherwise, depending on the cause of the pain, treatment can range from time, medication, exercise and sometimes injections ...Read more

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Can cognitive-behavioral therapy help treat fibromyalgia symptoms ?

Can cognitive-behavioral therapy help treat fibromyalgia symptoms ?

Definitely: There have been a number of studies supporting the use of cognitive behavioral therapy in fibromyalgia and other chronic pain states. They should be used more often. ...Read more

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How to treat chronic ankle sprain after making physiotherapy with no heal ?

How to treat chronic ankle sprain after making physiotherapy with no heal ?

Brace vs surgery: If time and pt has not helped the sensation of instability the only solutions other than living with it are to wear a brace that supports the ankle (esp. During sport activities) or a surgical repair. ...Read more

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What therapy is effective for shoulder injuries?

What therapy is effective for shoulder injuries?

Varies: The type of exercises that are beneficial for your type of injury is hard to determine without an evaluation of your mobility, strength and biomechanics. We would suggest having an evaluation by a physical therapist so they can determine what exercises are appropriate for your shoulder. ...Read more

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Can you use gene therapy to treat cml?

Can you use gene therapy to treat cml?

No: "gene therapy" is not used as a treatment. However, the current treatments are designed to affect the genetic abnormality that leads to CML and are highly successful. ...Read more

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Elbow Support brace like BandIt for the forearm to cure Ulnar claw? More blood flow? When should it be used? What about hot/cold therapy sleeves?

Elbow Support brace like BandIt for the forearm to cure Ulnar claw? More blood flow? When should it be used? What about hot/cold therapy sleeves?

Can't hurt to try: BandIt MAY help by taking some pressure off the ulnar nerve,and you can wear it as much as you want if it helps.It's not guaranteed to cure though.You're young, and research suggest surgery may be better for younger patients with moderate to severe symptoms if conservative measures like BandIt and avoiding certain positions don't work within 6 months, surgery may be best. You can try heat and ice ...Read more

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What is the most effective topical numbing agent for subluxing peroneal tendon pain? Financially can't afford to redo failed surgery w/ time off work.

What is the most effective topical numbing agent for subluxing peroneal tendon pain? Financially can't afford to redo failed surgery w/ time off work.

There is none.: A second opinion is in order.there are a few ways to correct this, & boney reconstruction builds a mechanical block so the tendons stay where they are supposed to be. ...Read more

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Might going to physical therapy cure my runner's knee?

Might going to physical therapy cure my runner's knee?

US with stearoid +: Activity modification, heat/ice, rest. Then prom-arop-pre gradual resupmtion on flat, then track with curves, then road work with slowly increasing 2 incline-hills. Rx"s are nsaids. Go 2 fast & u go backwarsd fast. B patient, follow orders. ...Read more

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Does back/neck mobilization or manual physical therapy hurt? How effective is it?

Does back/neck mobilization or manual physical therapy hurt? How effective is it?

Yes, but worth it: Physical therapy involves moving, which can sometimes cause acute pain, but long term studies show significant benefit to therapy for many chronic and acute conditions. ...Read more