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What can I say if I have recurrent hand pain while working? No workmans comp.

What can I say if I have recurrent hand pain while working? No workmans comp.

Identify cause: If there is an abnormality, the cause needs to be identified. It can be tendon/joint problems (arthritis, tendinitis, etc.) or nerve disease (carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.). Many of these conditions are treatable and the tests (blood work, x-rays, nerve conduction tests) are simple and helpful. If no abnormality is found, the problem may be ergonomic. ...Read more

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I had an accedent at work i was going though workers comp but to reopen my case I have to get an MRI what can I do i'm not working right now?

I had an accedent at work i was going though workers comp but to reopen my case I have to get an MRI what can I do i'm not working right now?

Workers Comp: This is a question you must direct to your workers comp case manager. The answers may vary from state to state. You will have to be seen and have the case reviewed on their schedule and according to their policies. ...Read more

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I'm wondering whether I should seek further help with my ankle I'm still in a lot of pain did what was told but not helping should I go back to ED ?

I'm wondering whether I should seek further help with my ankle I'm still in a lot of pain did what was told but not helping should I go back to ED ?

Ankle Pain: If you are stable with previously evaluated ankle pain - emergency department is likely not your best option. Use rest, Icing, compression & elevation. NSAID's may help with pain. Acupuncture can speed healing. If not resolving consider a routine follow up appointment wi your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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I have had constant lower back pain but can't afford time off work to see anyone. Should I just file workmans comp?

Only if job injury: A claim can be filed if there was a job related injury as the source of your back pain. You ahould check with your state's worker compensation board or an attorney who specializes in this area for further information about such a claim. ...Read more

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Why do I have knee pain frequently for no reason just from walking?

Why do I have knee pain frequently for no reason just from walking?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities including some form of inflammatory or structural issue with your knee. I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have dealt with rsi for 5 to 6 years, have done pt, filed for disability, but I am not getting better. What should I do next? Is an MRI of my armsupper back in order?

I have dealt with rsi for 5 to 6 years, have done pt, filed for disability, but I am not getting better. What should I do next? Is an MRI of my armsupper back in order?

Yes: While initial evaluation and treatment of repetitive strain injury usually doesn't require any imaging, if it's been going on for 5-6 years and it's not improving, i would strongly consider getting imaging to make sure nothing is else is going on. Also, if you haven't been evaluated by either an orthopedist or a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, now might be a good time. ...Read more

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I have a hearniated disk on my lower back , I feel a lot of pain when I'm not active but since I play sports I feel no pain at all while playing , my surgeon told me to stop sports & take therapy but why stop playing if I feel no pain while playing?

I have a hearniated disk on my lower back , I feel a lot of pain when I'm not active but since I play sports I feel no pain at all while playing , my surgeon told me to stop sports & take therapy but why stop playing if I feel no pain while playing?

Disc: Its got to do with how the pressure affects the herniation - Staying in one position causes more pressure in one area resulting in more herniation. Moving around like when playing sport constantly transfers the weight distribution around so it is never in the same spot for too long. However the sport playing does cauase more injury and that is why it huts you more when resting - he is right -do pt ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain in left elbow while working out.?

Elbow pain: Is the pain only on the left ? Does it occur with any movement of the arm ? Is it on the inside or outside of the elbow . Typically the elbow gets strained on the outside by either over repetition of the arm ,elbow .or wrist,. Try to focus on when it occurs and decrease either the # of reps or the amount of weight being used. ...Read more

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I have cellulitus but my swellings going down with no meds...Is the technic shot working...And what to do if I have no medicare and can't get antibiotics?

I have cellulitus but my swellings going down with no meds...Is the technic shot working...And what to do if I have no medicare and can't get antibiotics?

Get exam and culture: Tetanus is an infection that causes severe muscle rigidity, not cellulitis. Less swelling is not the shot. Get an exam and a culture to check for mrsa, a serious staphlococcal infection; also to pick the best antibiotic. Doctors give keflex/bactrim (generic and cheap) immediately and change medicine after getting results. Many free clinics and community health centers help with medication cost. ...Read more

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If I have hypermobility syndrome and have a lot of pain, but I don't want to keep taking pain medication, what can I do?

If I have hypermobility syndrome and have a lot of pain, but I don't want to keep taking pain medication, what can I do?

See a rheumatologist: A good rheumatologist might come up with a treatment plan that would minimize the amount of pain medication that you take. Hypermobility can occur with a variety of rheumatological conditions and you should see a rheumatologist to make sure that you have a correct underlying diagnosis. ...Read more

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What si wrong with my wrist? I'm a 17 year old girl and I have been having this on again off again wrist pain in only my right wrist. I can not bend my wrist to far forward or backwards. It is intense pain if i do. There is no swelling but if i know the e

What si wrong with my wrist? I'm a 17 year old girl and I have been having this on again off again wrist pain in only my right wrist. I can not bend my wrist to far forward or backwards. It is intense pain if i do. There is no swelling but if i know the e

Wrist Pain: Trauma of some sort is typically at the top of the list of possibilities. It could be an injury that was obvious, something you forgot, or something more subtle such as a repetitive stress or strain (rsi). Other possibilties would include something like a ganglion cyst, that in some situations is not obviously apparent. ...Read more

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Been told I have exercise-induced compartment syndrome, had it for 5 years is there anything i can do to make it better and stop the pain in my shins?

Been told I have exercise-induced compartment syndrome, had it for 5 years is there anything i can do to make it better and stop the pain in my shins?

Bicycle: Exertional compartment syndrome is caused by increased pressure during exercise in the compartments of the lower leg induced by swelling/edema of the exercising muscles. If you can reduce the volume of the compartments, you can reduce the problem. Bicycling specifically targets the lower legs and slims them down. Put in 30-40 min. 4-5 days a week on a exercise bike...It works. ...Read more

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I sprained my wrist & developed a cyst. The surgeon could not feel the cyst so he told me he could not take it out. What do I do for pain? No med work

I sprained my wrist & developed a cyst. The surgeon could not feel the cyst so he told me he could not take it out. What do I do for pain? No med work

Splint: Wearing a splint will decrease the motion of your wrist. This will decrease your pain. Get an MRI to prove the cyst is there and find a surgeon who will remove it even if they cannot feel it. ...Read more

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I was told I have psoriatic arthritis with mris showing very little with no insurance at this time what can I do for pain relief? Pls help pain so bad

I was told I have psoriatic arthritis with mris showing very little with no insurance at this time what can I do for pain relief? Pls help pain so bad

Try pharma help: People without any insurance are often eligible for free medication, even expensive biologic drugs. The pharma industry has funds available to provide medication. You need to channel through a specialist, ie rheumatologist, to obtain these medications. ...Read more

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L have been bedridden for a week with severe sciatica pain. I have no insurance and cannot walk. What should I do?

L have been bedridden for a week with severe sciatica pain.  I have no insurance and cannot walk.  What should I do?

4-6 weeks: Initially the symptoms last 4-6 weeks and if your body heals like it supposed to then pain relief starts. However disc herniations which are the cause of majority of sciatica symptoms last for 6-9 months and therefore people can have pain during that time as well. If not better after 6 weeks see a spine specialist to evaluate this further. Try core exercise s first, check youtube or see PT. ...Read more

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I believe i have foot nerve swelling. My health insurance does not approve MRI. Should i go to hospital? My pain is intolerable and my doctor not help

I believe i have foot nerve swelling. My health insurance does not approve MRI. Should i go to hospital? My pain is intolerable and my doctor not help

No need for hospital: Sounds like this has been going on for a while. Chances are that going to the hospital will not help u get to the root of the problem. "Foot nerve swelling" (I assume u mean Morton's neuroma) cd be diagnosed in the office of an orthopedist or ur primary doc. True nerve swelling causes numbness, not pain, so chances r that u have a sprain or strain. TTYD & get a good physical exam (not an MRI). GL! ...Read more