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What Can Go Wrong With A Deep Tissue Massage
I'm a shallow breather with what feels like a tight diaphragm. I saw that some doctors could do a simple procedure to stretch it. How do I find a doc?
Before surgery.: Might be a better option to try singing in a choir or playing an instrument that requires air to develop your diaphragm and stomach musculature. And incentive inspirometer could also work, but wouldn't have the positive social interactions, ie. not as much fun. ...Read more
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
I sometimes have a random chest pain, which causes me to not be able to take a deep or semi-deep breath. Holding my breath seems to help some. Worry?
Depends: You need physical exam by physician and he needs to know your symptoms. ...Read more
Bodywork focus: Deep tissue massage focuses on the tissue beneath the superficial fascia. Thus it helps to relieve soreness in muscles and increase circulation in tight and achy areas. Sports massage focuses upon energizing the body and preparing folks to engage in physical activity or cool down from it. ...Read more
Extremely unlikely: Although I am not familiar with deep tissue massage, unless the kidneys are subject to severe blunt force trauma (automobile accident, gun shot wound, etc), they are extremely unlikely to be injured. Although we often say "never say never" in medicine, I have yet to see someone who had kidney injury as result of a deep tissue massage. Hope this helps. ...Read more
How can you tell the difference between a blood clot and a muscle strain when you have mild calf pain?
Calf pain: Strain is usually caused my a history of trauma. Very localized tenderness and swelling.Blood clots in the calf typically present with widespread swelling ,tenderness, increase in pain with squeezing the whole calf but can only be diagnosed by testing. Currently tested by a Doppler study. Many times the calf pain produced by a clot increases with time. ...Read more
What can I expect after a soft tissue graft? I'm going to have a free gingical graft to thicken the gum tissue around the area where a crown is going. From reading a bit about, it sounds to me like it might be a painful procedure. Is there much special ca
There : There are a few different techniques to thicken the gum. If the gum is transplanted from your palate, the roof of your mouth will be painful for a few days. Patients often compare the pain to a pizza burn. Your periodontist should send you home with written instructions that you should review together before you leave the office. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medical jargon: Very little difference. In assessing a patient, I'd ask about pain severity, location, and quality. History would supply facts about how the injury was sustained. I'd visualize and palpate the area. If there was trauma and now there is pain to touch, one can assume deep tissue injury. If there is also visual color change, there is bruising. There is rarely one without some degree of the other. ...Read more
Where will i be able 2 GT crutches frm to help with walkin cause got a tremor and its hard to walk with the pain or is there any thing else i can do?
If you start to see some fatty tissue in your wound from an lap appendectomy and it is oozing and with a slight touch it opens what do I do?
When i get a prescription for pt to "break up scar tissue" in calf due to sports injury what does this mean?
Does icing a bruise/bruised testicle actually HELP it or help recovery or does it just relieve the pain? Please be specific. I don't get it.
Can a cortisone shot help with a pinched nerve in the neck? What can a pain management and rehab doctor do for my neck? Why kind of exam happens? Help
Yes : A steroid (which cortisone is a type of) can help with a pinched nerve if the result if a bulging disc. A pain doc can perform a pe and take a complete history. They will order any other necessary studies and provide u with options. Pt will provide specific exercises for you to strengthen your core. ...Read more
What happens when your neck pops and is very painful? Could this have something to do with a herniated discs please help
Neck.: Great question. Could be the tendons, ligaments or neck muscles or a slipped or herniated disc. Check it out with a neurologist ...Read more
I know that if someone's back is stiff and hurting a massage helps, but can a massage have another effect?
Superficial clots front of ankle/foot for a while.Painful to touch them & shin pain. Doc said not to worry. How can I ease the pain or treat these?
You can try ice: to locally numb the pain OTC ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) would help. If these don't work, your doctor can prescribe patches or stronger pain meds. If your doctor thinks your condition is shin splints, or stress fracture, then you should also rest the area as much as possible. ...Read more
Can you tell me what is wrong with when i sit or lye down too rest or sleep I have this what can only be described as a tremor or internally tremor?
Possibly RLS: If you have an urge to move your legs, worse at night (close to bedtime), a "creepy, crawling" sensation, ; the feelings get worse with rest and are better with movement, it may be restless legs syndrome (rls). To determine if this is the case, please consult with a sleep medicine specialist who can also help treat it or determine if it another condition which may mimic rls. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a hole in muscle wall of rectum which I can feel through vagina. need to apply pressure to go to the toilet is this something that can be fixed?
Rectovaginal fistula: Your description sounds like you might have a rectovaginal fistula. You need to be evaluated by a physician to confirm this diagnosis and discuss treatment. Treatment is surgical. Yes, in answer to your questions, if this is indeed what you have discovered it can be fixed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stomach pain, constant eye pain and muscle discomfort what might I do a a home remedy or shake in a blender to fix theses?
See below: I do not think that any shake can fix these problems. You need to know what causing these problems and it is best to see doctor in order to know what is going on. ...Read more
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