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What Should I Do For Aching Joints
Rest and rehab: The problem with achilles tendon is the poor circulation for healing. So it takes longer to heal than other tendons or muscles. First rest and ice the tendon to reduce the inflammation. Then stretching(dynamic and static) to reduce the tension on the tendon that causes it to get sore. First get eval by a podiatrist then they will guide you when physical therapy is right. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aching feet: As a generality, aching feet is usually the result of overuse. However if your feet are not giving you 8 hours or more of pain free use you need to see a podiatrist who will examine you and help you. I would expect him to talk about orthotics - but it may be something else , too. Good luck and get better ! ...Read more
Rest the achy bones!: See your doctor to make sure there is not a serious condition warranting arthroscopy or joint replacement. Rest, elevate and ice, weight control & a directed physical therapy program for muscle improvement. Common modifiable causes of joint pain are muscle atrophy and excess weight on the joints. Hence a solid physical therapy program with omega-3's, glucosamin/chondroiton and see your orthopedist. ...Read more
Have it evaluated.: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormalities. ...Read more
RICE: Rest, immobilization, cold and exersice. Thumb joint pain, especially at the base, is usually arthritis. I start with a brace and oral steroids and if pain persists, injections and therapy follow. If i can't relieve the pain and x-rays show arthritis, i will procede with arthroplasty. Surgery consists of removing the arthritic bone and replacing it with tendon. ...Read more
Strengthen: quadriceps muscles and tape your kneecap based on the direction it goes when your walk or run. This can be accomplished by seeing a sports training physical therapy program. If this isn't helping then consider evaluation by an orthopedic sports medicine specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Physical therapy. : Once your local doctor has assured you that there is not a more serous cause for your symptoms, then a 4 week course of therapy might make a big differance. ...Read more
Broad Question: The short answer is it depends on many factors, but most importantly what is the etiology/cause of the pain. If this is something new and not disabling usually anti-infllammatories, heat/ice, and rest will do. If the pain is severe or persists/chronic you should have a workup by a board-certified physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment might include exercise, massage, physical therapy, medications, injections... Please seek help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
INeedAPsychicForThis: Ask at a forum where the answers aren't limited to 400 characters. "Back pain" as a topic is very broad and ranges from nothing to quite serious.You gave no details at all so it would be futile to try and second guess your specific situation, especially at your age. So based on your info I'd suggest researching online or finding a back pain forum or making use of a HealthTap formal online consult. ...Read more
Quad exercises: for most knee problems, strengthening the quadriceps muscle is helpful ...Read more
That depends: First, it depends whether you are talking about blunt or penetrating. Assuming you mean blunt (fall, car wreck), the important parts are pain control to prevent atelectasis (microscopic lung collapse) and pneumonia. Select interventions include narcotics, invasive pain measures (e.g. On-q pain block), operative stabilization of rib fractures. Care is individualized, so check with your doctor. ...Read more
PM;R physician: A pm;r physician (even without the fellowship spine training like i have) should be able to properly diagnose and possibly treat pain in the neck, back, and hips. There are a tremendous number of possible causes and a comprehensive history and physical examination are needed. ...Read more
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