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What Can I Do For Relief In My Back Pain
Get diagnosed first: There are a number of things that can cause pain in the ankles. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone pain in the ankles should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more
Spineuniverse.com: Look up the above address and find flexion exercises for the low back. Do these gently. Williams flexion exercises help people greatly with low back pain. See your family md for evaluation and assistance if it can't be better with conservative treatment. Try nsaids, rest, and ice or heat. ...Read more
Get a physical: At age 42 (especially a female) recommend seeing a doctor first, rule out anything serious that needs to be dealt with right away. If nothing serious found, then can deal with it from there. ...Read more
Need More Info: Please state the circumstances surrounding your pain-what you do to aggrevate, the character or the pain-aching, burning, stabbing, radiation (does it seem to move), what relieves it if anything, how long have you had it, were there injuries associated with the pain. Thanks! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eval: If you know this is your appendix, you should get evaluated asap. You don't want to have a ruptured appendix .... This is a surgical emergency. If you are just having GI pain, talk to your doctor about an eval. Monitor your symptoms like what makes it better and worse. ...Read more
See Doctor: First try nsaids like ibuprofen, aleve and you can even add some tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with pain. Ice the area for 20 min at a time and see if these help reduce the pain. If this persists longer than a few days, consider seeing your doctor for stronger medications to help. Typically most people get better within a few weeks of an injury. If not better consider further imaging studies to evaluate. ...Read more
Combo treatment. : If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the morning, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back pain: The best way to know how to relieve back pain is to determine the cause. This requires medical evaluation. In the meantime, there are many options. Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (be careful to avoid getting burned), massage, manipulation/ alignment & acupuncture are some of those. Physical therapy, surgery & medications (i.e. NSAID's or muscle relaxants) are sometimes advised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Go to Pharmacy: More information is needed to answer this question. Generally the local pharmacy has over the counter pain medications that are safe to use. Perhaps a stop at the pharmacy will help you decide on a diagnosis and treatment plan to get you feeling better. Pharmacists are available for free consultations and advice every day. This will help direct you on best next steps prior to a doctor visit. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain in my left hip they put me on naproxen but the pain is still there what can I do or take for the pain to go away?
See a doctor: Pain killers mask pain and that is your body telling you something is wrong. Get a proper diagnosis from your doctor and she will run the tests needed or start you on the correct medication. Avoid alcohol and pain pills as they cause stomach pain as a side effect. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Back pain; prostate: Is your prostate just enlarged, or have u been diagnosed with prostate cancer? If the prostate is just enlarged/chronically inflamed, treating those conditions will help alleviate pain. If cancer that has spread, an oncologist can offer options for treatment & pain relief. So, need to see urologist or oncologist depending on situation. ...Read more
Confirm sciatica 1st: Is the best thing you can do. You're 23 years-old & the last thing you want is to walk around with the wrong (?Self) diagnosed problem. There are multiple causes for "sciatica" & finding the root of that cause will guide the best treatment option. Treatment usually consists of physical therapy, hep, anti-inflammatory/analgesics, various injections, & surgery when refractory or advanced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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