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What exactly is the best approach to help facet joint syndrome?

What exactly is the best approach to help facet joint syndrome?

Usually: Usually a routine of regular exercise including core stabilization and weight control while avoiding smoking. Medication and certain procedures through pain management can help including facet rhizotomies if relief is obtained after a facet or medial branch block. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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What is the best way to treat an arthritic subtalar joint?

What is the best way to treat an arthritic subtalar joint?

Depends: On degree of pain, how you are functioning etc. Anything from bracing to injection therapy to surgery...... ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat knee arthritis?

What is the best way to treat knee arthritis?

See your doctor: You could have a host of issues that could cause your knee pain, could be bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament issues, meniscal injury, sciatica etc. So you may want to see an orthopedic pain specialist that can tell you what is going and help you with the latest treatments and exercise therapies available. Consider Stem Cell therapy to help as well. Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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What is the best way alleviate joint pain with haemochromotosis?

What is the best way alleviate joint pain with haemochromotosis?

Let me explain: Some patients experience improvement in joint symptoms after iron depletion therapy, but the majority do not. Nsaids and Acetaminophen are useful for relief of arthralgia in hemochromatosis. Indocin also use for the treatment and steroid injection could help. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with fibromyalgia pain?

What is the best way to deal with fibromyalgia pain?

Knowledgeable physic: Avoid narcotics, improve quality of sleep and find knowledgeable physician - rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat trochanteric bursitis?

What is the best way to treat trochanteric bursitis?

See below: Relative rest, stretching and nonsteroidal medications. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure patellar tendonitis?

What is the best way to cure   patellar tendonitis?

Quadricep stretching: Simple quadriceps stretching (statically bringing ankle via flexed knee toward buttocks while standing ) with help alleviate the pain and inflammation from patellar tendinitis. Physical therpay may help with this. Nsaids may also be of benefit. Limiting the activity that caused the tendinitis is also important to obtain efficient healing. ...Read more

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What is the best way to manage carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is the best way to manage carpal tunnel syndrome?

Surgical/nonsurgical: if the symptoms are severe or there evidence of nerve injury on nerve conduction studies surgical treatment is usually advised. in mild to moderate symptoms non surgical approach is reasonable as splinting, steroid injection or oral steroids. Other options is hand physio therapy if non surgical options are not effective then surgery will be advisable to release the pressure on the nerves ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to cure shoulder tendonitis?

What is the best medicine to cure shoulder tendonitis?

Possibly: PRP is an offered treatment that has shown good success however is considered experimental at this time. The basic theory is it helps to strengthen the ligaments using your own platelets/growth factors and therefore reducing stress on the joint by tightening them up. As far as I know its safer than steroid injection. Pretty cool stuff. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat swollen joints from arthritis?

What is the best way to treat swollen joints from arthritis?

Usually...: Usually aspiration of the fluid, and injection of a corticosteroid, a Prednisone like drug. However, the aspiration of fluid can aid in diagnosis, and prevent distension of the joint capsule. But you must find out the cause to determoine what if any systemic therapy is necessary! ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat chronic tenosynovitis?

What is the best way to treat chronic tenosynovitis?

Chronic is bad: Chronic tenosynovitis is likely caused by repetitive strain type injury. Figure out just what that is and your on your way to helping the condition. NSAIDs, rest and bracing may help but localized injections of steroid and even surgery may be indicated. You need a specialist to help you with you decision. ...Read more

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What is the best protocol for patellar tendonitis especially to deal with the pain?

What is the best protocol for patellar tendonitis especially to deal with the pain?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the patella due to overuse or repetitive motion. Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with decreasing swelling and pain as well as improving strength and range of motion. Recurring tendinitis could be occurring due to needing to improve running form or perhaps needing orthotics. ...Read more

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What is the best way to strengthen/look after your knee joints.?

What is the best way to strengthen/look after your knee joints.?

Knee exercise: There are many exercises available to strengthen the muscles that support the knee. Generally, low impact exercises are safe for everyone and include biking, water exercises, and elliptical. Resistance exercises such as leg presses, hamstring curls, leg extensions, etc may also be helpful. If no injury or damage, higher impact options exist including jogging and plyometrics. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat carpal tunnel?

What is the best way to treat carpal tunnel?

Start with splint: Night splinting and daily gentle stretches and flexibility exercises are they best way to treat early carpal tunnel. As the condition progresses and splinting no longer controls the numbness, then surgical management is the best treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat ankylosing spondylitis?

What is the best way to treat ankylosing spondylitis?

It depends: It depends somewhat of the severity of the disease but TNF agents such as Enbrel or Remicade (infliximab) are the mist effective therapies. ...Read more

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What are the best way to deal with TMJ pain?

What are the best way to deal with TMJ pain?

See OFP specialist: Any TMJ symptoms more than 2 weeks must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the TMJ assessment must be comprehensive. See your an Orofacial Pain specialist for evaluation, tests, imaging and treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a heel spur?

What is the best way to treat a heel spur?

Few ways: First, usually the pain is the ligament that attaches to the heel known as the plantar fascia. Ice, a good arch support, stretching of the achilles tendon are good starts, as is an antiinflammatory. If these initial treatments fail time to see the foot doctor. ...Read more

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Facet (Definition)

Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise ...Read more