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What Is The Best Treatment For High Arched Palate
It all depends : Flat feet are characterized by severity, flexibility and ankle involvement. The calf muscle is often tight and needs to be stretched. Mild deformity can be treated with otc arch supports. A flexible deformity when severe requires a brace. Rigid deformities and ankle involvement is best treated surgically. Every effort is now made to preserve joints when possible. ...Read more
Custom orthotics: As with many things in life, there is good, better, best. This is true for orthotics too. Custom orthotics are by far the best. Make sure that your podiatrist uses plaster to cast your feet in the "subtalar joint neutral position" so you will receive orthotics that correct abnormal biomechanics. Over-the-counter arch supports are made for the "average" foot and the arch will be too low for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type of injury: The type of medicine depends on what caused the inflammation. Is it due to mechanical, chemical, hot liquids, abscess, etc.? Treatment varies depending on the type and amount of injury. Sometimes a topical cream is prescribed if it is sever. Abscess can be drained and antibiotic prescribed. Usually analgesics such as Tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen, or aspirin are used for pain. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet and drugs: First watch diet, then see if you are taking medicines that cause high potassium and get rid of them, then try to get rid of it in urine by diuretics or stool by lactulose. Sometimes it can be from low aldosterone harmone and you have to give fludrocortisone. If kidneys are not working, may need dialysis if levels are high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ESI or AFO can help.: Many factors can contribute in drop foot. It is a condition that affects the peripheral nerves a back injury resulting in compression of a nerve can result in drop foot. Epidural steroid injections can decrease the inflammation around the nerve, thereby alleviating the resultant drop foot. If permanent nerve damage has occurred, an ankle foot orthosis (afo) is helping to aid in ambulation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
To treat or not?: Flat feet are, to a certain degree, a normal foot type. Many people live asymtomatcally with them. Other people, however, do develop knee, hip, and back problems because of compensations through the chain. In addition to a good core, lower body, and intrinsic foot muscle strengthening program, some benefit from orthotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reduce it!: True rise in intra cranial pressure is serious it is evidenced by headache, nausea and vomiting , swelling of the optic discs and sometimes altered mental status. There is a relatively benign condition called benign intracranial hypertension ( otherwise known as psuedotumor cerebri) with different causes that is relieved by taking cerebrospinal fluid through a lumbar puncture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confirm first: An elevated cortisol may be due to stress or an adrenal or pituitary tumor. See an endocrinologist to confirm a blood or urine elevation and check where the excess stimulation of cortisol is from the adrenal, or secondary to acth stimulation of both adrenals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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