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What is the best treatment for fixed abnormal limb posturing?

What is the best treatment for fixed abnormal limb posturing?

Treat posturing: Passive range of motion administered by a physical therapist, serial casting to increase range of motion. Medications such as dantrium, (dantrolene) Baclofen or members of the valium family can help. Injections of Botox may help to improve range of motion. Speak to a physiatrist, a doctor specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

Asymmetric Limbs (Definition)

Asymmetric limbs is a symptom if a person's limbs are very asymmetric or unusually asymmetric. Limb asymmetry means the left arm (or leg) and the right arm (or leg) are not mirror images of one another. Most normal people have a little ...Read more


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Can you tell me what is the best treatment for ewing sarcoma cancer affecting upper limb of left hand?

Can you tell me what is the best treatment for ewing sarcoma cancer affecting  upper limb of left hand?

Multidisciplinary: Ewing's sarcoma is extremely serious and the treatment protocols are elaborate and the subject of intense scrutiny. Treatment will need to be individualized by a team of surgeons, radiation physicians, and oncologists. I hope that a good outcome results. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What's the most natural treatment for phantom limb?

What's the most natural treatment for phantom limb?

Mirror therapy: There have been a few studies on this and it was even in an episode of house!. It involves using an optical illusion with a mirror to make it seem like the amputated limb is still there. You then contract and move the remaining limb while looking at the mirror. It changes your perception of the amputated side and over time may help to "rewire the brain" look up mirror therapy for more details. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for chronic phantom limb pain?

What is the treatment for chronic phantom limb pain?

Phantom pain: Yes, you can. However, try to avoid any narcotics to control your phantom pain. Because the narcotics, such as lortab, morphine, tramadal etc, will decrease your endorphine production from your brain and spine by negative feeding back, which will make you sensative to the pain. Acupuncture is an appropriate way to control phantom pain by increase endorphine and and by balancing pain out. ...Read more

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My gf hd TB meningitis 1 yr bck nd her doc jst told me tht hr biggest issue is spastic quadriparesis. She cn move all limbs bt can't walk straight. Dey gave baclofen+tizanidine. Any other treatment?

My gf hd TB meningitis 1 yr bck nd her doc jst told me tht hr biggest issue is spastic quadriparesis. She cn move all limbs bt can't walk straight. Dey gave baclofen+tizanidine. Any other treatment?

Post-meningitic: TB affects multiple areas and can damage the nervous system by both direct damage and vasculitis of penetrating vessels from the meninges to the brain resulting in infarcts (killing of brain cells). This is not generally fully reversible and must be treated symptomatically. The only person who can determine what is necessary is the neurologist seeing her. Stick with them and be hopeful. ...Read more

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What are some alternative health cures/treatment for periodic limb movement disorder?

What are some alternative health cures/treatment for periodic limb movement disorder?

Not aware of any: Periodic limb movements in sleep are perhaps similar to restless leg sydrome, but represent sudden nocturnal jerking while asleep. No otc preps seem useful, but drugs such as clonazepam, ropinorole, pramipexole, and even l-dopa may control this. ...Read more

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I have encephalitic parkinson since 2009, after initial 18 months there has been no improvement in my rigid limbs and tremors. Is there any treatment?

I have encephalitic parkinson since 2009, after initial 18 months there has been no improvement in my rigid limbs and tremors. Is there any treatment?

Yes: Some cases of Parkinsonism do not respond well to L-DOPA, so a different therapeutic approach is advised. Would suggest trial of Stalevo, (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) which contains entacapone, which may enhance the Sinemet effect, and you may be better off with a longer duration agonist such as Neupro patch. Would do active physical therapy, and maybe BOTOX, for the rigidity. Find movement disorder center at medical school ...Read more

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Suspected with harayama on Left upper limb with muscle wasting and pain in wrist, not classical diagnoses. Suggest treatment / precautions.

Suspected with harayama on Left upper limb with muscle wasting and pain in wrist, not classical diagnoses. Suggest treatment / precautions.

What is harayama?: My apologies, but what is harayama? Pain and muscle wasting often correlates with nerve compression. Depending on what muscles are affected and where the pain is, you may have nerve compression. For an arm, nerve compression often occurs at the wrist (median nerve), elbow (ulnar nerve) or upper arm (radial nerve). ...Read more

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My sister has been diagnosed with Thyphoid & on treatment, earlier on development generalized weakness on her joints & now painful joints all limbs. ?

Specialist: Is she being treated by a specialist in infectious diseases? This may be a rheumatoid like reaction to the typhoid infection, but a specialist with experience in treating typhoid is best qualified to evaluate and advise her about these symptoms. A rheumatologist may also need to be consulted. ...Read more

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Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more