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What Can I Do To Help With Sciatic 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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