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Best treatment for an IV injection miss ? Lump under injection site.

See below: Hot compress for 10-15 minutes 4-5 times per day. This will increase blood flow to the area and help to absorb what is under the skin. ...Read more

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What is the best injection site for a allergy shot?

What is the best injection site for a allergy shot?

Triceps: Usually posterior 1/3 of upper arms. Well tolerated and minimal irritation from movement / impact / etc. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sciatica- injections or physical therapy?

What is the best treatment for sciatica- injections or physical therapy?

Hard to Say: Injections will give you pain relief early, but PT can be just as helpful but will take time to get relief. There is new research coming out that when you are in a lot of pain, you're body actually stops you from performing exercises so that you may not benefit from PT initially. So we believe that if you at least improve your pain first, you can then proceed with the exercise therapy programs. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for varicose veins. The dc.Told me that he will treat them with the injection.

What is the best treatment for varicose veins. The dc.Told me that he will  treat them with the injection.

Maybe: There are a variety of treatments for varicose veins, depending on which veins are being treated. Foam injection sclerotherapy can be used for all veins, but the largest and deepest veins (the 'saphenous trunks') may also be treated by laser or radiofrequency ablation. Each option has its advantages and drawbacks. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for varicose veins. The dc.Told me that he will treat them with an injection.Is a laser therapy better?

What is the best treatment for varicose veins. The dc.Told me that he will  treat them with an injection.Is a laser therapy better?

Varicose veins: There is not really a single "best" treatment, as treatments are tailored to your specific anatomy. Ultrasound is needed. The most common treatments are endovenous ablation with laser or radiofrequency energy, stab phlebectomies, and sclerotherapy. Often a combination of therapies is needed. Vascular surgeons are considered the "vein experts" as they can offer all possible treatment options. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for patellofemoral dysfunction? Currently my doctor has me on physical therapy & some sort of 'gel' injection into my knee.

What is the best treatment for patellofemoral dysfunction? Currently my doctor has me on physical therapy & some sort of 'gel' injection into my knee.

Yes, you are correct: The treatment for patellofemoral syndrome in someone so young remains primariiy conservative with a focus on core strengthening. Hopefully your therapist can help to analyze the kinetics that are aggravating your symptoms and teach you how to correct them. Keep me posted as this is a special area of interest. ...Read more

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What is the best, most long lasting treatment pars defect. Physical therapy and injections help very little.

What is the best, most long lasting treatment pars defect. Physical therapy and injections help very little.

Depends on a number: of factors, which your Spinal surgeon should be able to discuss with you. See a Spinal surgeon so as to get properly get Diagnosed and management would then be initiated for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had sesamoiditis for 9 months now, what is the best way to heal it: therapy, injections, or surgery?

I have had sesamoiditis for 9 months now, what is the best way to heal it: therapy, injections, or surgery?

Long time: 9 months is a long time. If you have already had therapy, injections and immobilization then surgery is probably the only other solution. ...Read more

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What are the best/safest options of testosterone replacement therapy? Pellets/injections/patches/gels?

What are the best/safest options of testosterone replacement therapy? Pellets/injections/patches/gels?

Pellet: My patients seem to get better and more consistent levels with testosterone pellets. In addition to better levels, the convenience factor puts it at the top of the list. Generally, an insertion for males will last 4-5 months, females, 3-4 months. For those who don't want pellets, my suggestion would be to use injections next and patches last. ...Read more

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