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What are common exercises to combat sciatica?

What are common exercises to combat sciatica?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

A condition that results in pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more


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What are some ways to treat shoulder tendinitis?

What are some ways to treat shoulder tendinitis?

Rest/Ice: Intially a short course of rest, ice, and anti-inflammatories can help. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician as there are other treatment options including physical therapy, injections, and prescription medication. ...Read more

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What are some ways to alleviate sciatica nerve pain?

What are some ways to alleviate sciatica nerve pain?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. Alternatively there are injections and stem cell therapies available. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat degenerative arthritis?

What are some ways to treat degenerative arthritis?

Many...: Degenerative arthritis implies cartilage loss, which can be primary or secondary. Bracing, exercise (sporting activities can be good or bad, depending on type), bracing, splinting, weight loss, especially if back, hips, knees, ankles and feet. Joint gels ( voltaren (diclofenac) gels) and anitinflammatory pain relievers like naproxen, and it's brethren can make a big difference. ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways to exercise?

What are the most effective ways to exercise?

Running Probably: An aerobic exercise program that works on cardiovascular conditioning[key to metabolic changes from exercise]and expends a great deal of calories:effective with weight loss.Swimming/biking will also work well. Maintaining muscle mass is also very important with calisthenics or weights.There are many metabolic effects of this as well but not the calories expenditure or as many cardio effects. ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways to minimize osteoarthritis shoulder pain?

What are the most effective ways to minimize osteoarthritis shoulder pain?

Shoulder arthritis: Keep the shoulder flexible but minimize repetitive overhead activities. Rotator cuff exercises with bands, cables or pulleys (done mostly below shoulder height) will help strengthen these "shock absorbing" muscles therefore leading to less stress across the arthritic joint. ...Read more

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Skateboarding injuries are very common. What could I do to help prevent them?

Skateboarding injuries are very common. What could I do to help prevent them?

Choose the place: And wear rhe recommended padding in the danger areas, namely the head, knees and hands. ...Read more

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What are some ways to alleviate coccyx pain?

What are some ways to alleviate coccyx pain?

Sits Bath for 15 min: Every day, stool softener, be sure no rectal problems. Nonsurgical management remains the gold standard treatment for coccydynia consisting of decreased sitting seat cushioning coccygeal massage, stretching, manipulation local injection of steroids or anesthetics and postural adjustments. Those patients who fail these conservative modalities may potentially benefit from surgery. ...Read more

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What are some ways to prevent/minimize shoulder pain while kayaking?

What are some ways to prevent/minimize shoulder pain while kayaking?

Exercise & condition: Pain during an activity such as kayaking reflects either a structural problem with your shoulder or lack of sufficient strength and stamina for that specific exercise. Conditioning of the shoulder through regular exercise should be the first step. ...Read more

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What are some organic ways of treating back muscle injuries?

What are some organic ways of treating back muscle injuries?

LED light relief: There is a product called lightrelief which works with combination of blue light cools, red light improves blood flow and infrared waves antiinflammatory treatment is 45 min twice or three times a day. Muscle injury responds ot bromelain, lecithin, efa, glutamine, local capsaicin patch, and apply muscle rub cream locally apply kinesio tape on top without streching to support the area. ...Read more

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What are ways to alleviate chronic hip pain?

What are ways to alleviate chronic hip pain?

Determine the cause.: The best way to alleviate chronic hip pain is to determine what is causing the pain. The cure is dependent on the cause. ...Read more

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What exercises are most beneficial?

What exercises are most beneficial?

Any and all: A good, effective, long lasting exercise routine incorporates a variety of types of exercise - aerobics, weight training, yoga, pilates, Zumba. Anything and everything. ...Read more

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What are common overuse running injuries and how do you prevent them?

What are common overuse running injuries and how do you prevent them?

See your doctor/PT: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What are ways to prevent tendonitis in the knees?

What are ways to prevent tendonitis in the knees?

Tendonitis: Adequate warmup, stretch, & cool down. Limit overuse activity & don't try to increase weight workouts more than 10% increase per week. Consider ice/heat/modalities. ...Read more

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What are recommended ways to relieve back pain from sports?

What are recommended ways to relieve back pain from sports?

Exercise: Warm up for 5-15 minutes before sports. Stretch before and after activity to stay flexible. Do core strengthening exercises, strengthen your hip and pelvic muscles, consider a formal physical therapy program if home exercises aren't cutting it. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for people with hip problems to lose weight?

What are the best exercises for people with hip problems to lose weight?

Minimize hip stress: In order to be able to successfully exercise and loose weight, you want to minimize the weight bearing stress on your bad hip. Water exercises or aquatherapy, recumbent bicycle, elliptical trainers are good choices. Avoid impact loading activities such as treadmill, running or jogging. Consult with a physical therapist who can be an excellent resource to help you with this goal. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat TMJ associated pain?

Pain Killers: Obviously pain killers help reduce pain, but TMJ pain may need more then just pain killers, you may need an occlusal guard, dental treatment, physical therapy, muscle relaxants, anti inflammatory medications, diet counceling etc... Talk to your treating doctor, each case is different hope you feel better. ...Read more

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What are powerful ways to reduce arthritis pain in foot?

What are powerful ways to reduce arthritis pain in foot?

What kind of arthr?: What type of arthritis. Treatment is dependent of diagnosis, and it is possible steroid injections may be used. An nsaid, like naproxen, should be used, but additional meds depend on diagnosis. Orthotics may also help, but you have not specified where in the foot is the pain! ...Read more