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Trying Therapy Treat Lymphedema Arm
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
24 months psychology therapy, occupational therapy,meditation,SSRI,yoga,group therapy,benzos,Not working ! Can't get rid of anxiety! What do?
Neck, shoulder, lower back, knee, ankle pain. Tendonitis that don't recover. Docs can't find structural problem. Chronic pain? Gait? Treatment option?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Can anyone suggest alternative therapy for cancer in the t12 spine. Currently it's being treated external beam radio therapy ?
I have knee tendonitis. Prescribed physical therapy. Had electro therapy on the knee, they want 8 sessions. Does this sound like the right treatment?
Tendonitis: Hi, sounds right, good luck.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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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