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What can I do to help with sciatic pain?

What can I do to help with sciatic pain?

Many: It depends on the extent of pain you may try medications and rehab however if the pain is severe you can see a pain management doctor for an epidural injection. If you have failed multiple modalities surgery is an option. ...Read more

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What can I do to help with for sacro-iliac joint pain?

What can I do to help with for sacro-iliac joint pain?

Prolotherapy: Prolotherapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for si pain. Si pain is most frequently due to sprains of the si ligaments, although occasionally it is due to inflmmation of the joint. The latter is effectively treated with fluoroscopically quided injection with cortisone. ...Read more

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Plz help (disabled with arthritis)? What can I do to alleviate the pain and do my daily activities?

Plz help (disabled with arthritis)? What can I do to alleviate the pain and do my daily activities?

Controlling RA: Do you have RA? Work with your physician. The current paradigm is treating to target, that is, we can achieve remission of joint inflammation and limit damage and at the same time keeping the patient active and well. Explore the many disease modifying options with your rheumatologist. I also encourage patients to explore dietary changes and include omega-3 fish oils. Good luck! ...Read more

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With ibs what can i do to manage the pain?

With ibs what can i do to manage the pain?

IBS can be very: uncomfortable. Please find out the cause of it. A book called "Breaking the Vicious Cycle" by Elaine Gottchal is one tool you can use. Food sensitivity lab testing is another. Great Plains lab in KS, USA has a good test. Please see doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate leg pain?

What can I do to alleviate leg pain?

Depends on the cause: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), circulatory, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate arthritis pain?

What can I do to alleviate arthritis pain?

Rest: Initially a short course of rest, ice, compression, and elevation will usually calm the pain down. If this does not help your physician may prescribe anti-inflammatories and physical therapy. Therapy may include the use of heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and exercise. Sometimes injections can be used to help decrease the pain and facilitate therapy. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve bursitis?

What can I do to relieve bursitis?

Modalities: Try ice alternate with moist heat two to three times a day for no more than 10 minutes. Over the counter anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen, Aleve (naproxen) etc can be used if you don't have any stomach issues with aspirin. ...Read more

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What can I do to help relieve pain after tonsillectomy?

What can I do to help relieve pain after tonsillectomy?

Anti inflamatory: You should ask this question to your doctor. He knows cause of pain. Using over the counter medicines may not be good idea. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to address leg pain while running?

What can I do to address leg pain while running?

Shoes: If the pain is in the front of your leg you can shorten your stride and slow your pace. It might also be time to get a new pair of shoes. If you are doing long distances make sure you hydrate well to prevent dehydration. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypermobility syndrome. anything that can help ease the pain?

What to do if I have hypermobility syndrome. anything that can help ease the pain?

Exercise: Evidence on effective treatments in JHS is variable but overall it seems that an exercise program focused on increasing aerobic capacity, maintaining good dynamic control, and improving proprioception tend to be the most successful. Meeting with a physical therapist who can help put together a safe and effective program would be ideal. ...Read more

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What can I do to better deal with joint pain?

What can I do to better deal with joint pain?

Eval / NSAIDS: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can help with joint pain. However, if you have chronic joint pain which has not been assessed medically - that would be the best first step. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate arm pain?

What can I do to alleviate arm pain?

Arm Pain: The pain could be arising from , bone, joint, muscle, nerve, circulation issues or even skin issues. Treatment is solely based on the cause or origin of the pain. See a pm&r doc, or your family doc for help in determining what to do next. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate pain in my toe?

What can I do to alleviate pain in my toe?

Depends on the cause: Pain could be as a result of different things. One would need to do a thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams to determine the cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis) infection metabolic conditions (gout) musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality. Neurologic conditions (neuropathy). See your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to help with belspalsy?

What can I do to help with belspalsy?

Check your eye often: Any treatment of the bell's palsy itself would depend on the underlying cause. In any case of bell's palsy, however, the eye must be checked regularly by an ophthalmologist to make sure it is not being damaged. Artificial tears and/or gels are usually needed to keep the eye adequately lubricated. ...Read more

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What can I do to help knee inflammation?

What can I do to help knee inflammation?

Wrap/brace, NSAIDs: Wrap the knee in an ace wrap or slip on a knee brace (both available at most drug stores otc). This will reduce the stress on the knee. Then take an NSAID like Ibuprofen or Naproxen (any brand) to help with the inflammation. If your symptoms worsen or don't get better after 4-5 days, see your doctor for evaluation. Lastly, still use your knee for light activity. Strict rest is not good. ...Read more

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What can I do to help deal with "teething" pains?

What can I do to help deal with "teething" pains?

Palliative care firs: Cold teething rings and damp frozen wash clothes are excellent teething aides. Use the appropriate amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) for severe teething discomfort. Avoid using medications that you rub on the gums b/c they only last for 10 to 15 minutes. Encourage fluids you child may be fussy, eat a little less and/or drool more than usual. This is all normal... Keep your child as comfortable as possible. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate pain from bakers cyst?

Consult your Dr: The orthopedic surgeon could help you find the best solution/ treatment. ...Read more

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What stretches can I do to help my siatic nerve?

What stretches can I do to help my siatic nerve?

Hamstring. : Best way is to do very slow hamstring stretch it will initially be uncomfortable as the sciatic nerve is also there but do it slowly and you will be fine. As always get evaluated by a physcian and get referred for physical therapy if it is not improving. ...Read more

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What should I do to help with feet pain?

More info: Foot pain can have many causes, diabetic neuropathy being one. I can't help without more information. I would suggest seeing a foot and ankle orthopedic specialist or a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What treatment can I use to help with lower back pain?

What treatment can I use to help with lower back pain?

Back pain: Rest, heat applied to the painful area, and anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen are a good start. If no help then see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more