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What Can I Do For My Compression Fracture Without Going To A Doctor
Rest, ice elevation: If your ankle pain is from a mild sprain and you are sure it is from nothing else, you can rest the joint, put ice on it for swelling and elevate the leg. If you are unsure about the cause you need to rule out breaks, tumors and ischemia. In those cases see your er doctor or an orthopod. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
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Back trauma: If it recent and of a mild incident some soreness--just rest, ice, and otc pain meds, like ibuprofen---if you can this type of med. Otherwise, trauma indicates to me that you should be seen by a medical professional soon. Was it due to an auto accident, fall at home, exercise, abuse? If your pain is increasing, you have numbness, tingling, or loss of body functions; you must seek medical help. ...Read more
Cellulitis?: Cellulitis-infection of the skin of a bacterial origin. It is usually warm tender, red, expanding region of the body surface; it can be accompanied by a fever, pain. You must see a medical professional, if new&very mild an immediate appt. If unsure-go to the er. This is especially true if you are immune deficient-diabetic, poor circulation, elderly. Blood clots could also be a dx-med emergency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A variety of things: There are several things you can do to help you manage stress, but if your symptoms remain very problematic, you should still see your doctor. Here are some "tools" you can do on your own: meditation/prayer, yoga, exercise, massage, writing in a journal, breathing exercises, talking with a good friend or family member, identifying and dealing with the underlying cause(s). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cause?: This can be sign of infection, growth , or severe allergy. This must be evaluated and treated by a physician. ...Read more
Stress Fracture: Not all stress fractures are the same. I would recommend going to the doctor for evaluation that would include a detailed history as well as imaging studies. Stress fractures notoriously take a long time to heal depending on severity, location, chronicity. Some will not heal on their own, some will require surgery. Most importantly, determining the cause is essential to prevent recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quit smoking...: The best thing you can do to prevent further lung damage and allow your lungs to heal over time is to quit smoking. Your doctor can help you quit smoking and can offer other treatments as well. Testing can be done to determine how bad your emphysema is as well. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Go to the doctor: What is the deal on this run of questions trying to avoid the doctor. Diagnosis and treament is what we do. Prostatitis may not just be prostatitis. How do you know that is what is bothering you. Is it infectious? Is it prostate cancer ? Is it a urinary tract infection. Go to the doctor. ...Read more
Need to Find Cause: If your dizziness persists, it is important to find the underlying cause. I'm afraid the best way to do this would be to seek the assistance of a physician to track down the problem. Dizziness can result from an inner ear problem, dehydration or more serious problems with your blood circulation. If rest and plenty of clear fluids don't resolve the problem, it's best to pay a visit to your doc. ...Read more
Can you tell me if i go to a chiropractor, would I have to keep on going for the rest of my life?
No: but it is their policy 2 keep U coming back 4 improvement or maintenance. ...Read more
Work hard: Losing weight is a major challenge. You can limit your calories (all diets do this despite variations -the problem is sticking to them), increase your exercise - join a gym, walk 3-6 miles per day, walk up stairs instead of using elevators. Dietary alteration including elimination of high caloric stuff (don't buy them so they are not handy in your kitchen). Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stool softeners: Occasional constipation can be managed at home with stool softeners, such as docusate and polyethylene glycol 3350. A stimulant laxative, such as senna or bisacodyl, can be added if the stool softener alone is not effective, but should not be taken continuously without physician supervision. If you only have a bowel movement after taking a stimulant laxative, you should see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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