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What to do for neuropathic pain?

What to do for neuropathic pain?

Neuropathic pain: First, if the neuropathy is from diabetes, getting your blood sugar under control is very important to prevent worsening of the condition. Medications such as gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) gralise, or metanx have been shown to be helpful in certain cases. Topical creams are also used in some cases. Tens units can block painful stimuli from being interpretted by your brain. ...Read more

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Big Toe Pain (Definition)

A description of a discomforting feeling in or around the area of the big or great toe. This pain may sometimes be accompanied with swelling, redness or ...Read more


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What to do if I have knee arthritis. What medicine works best to relieve pain and inflammation?

What to do if I have knee arthritis. What medicine works best to relieve pain and inflammation?

No one best med: No one med helps best or helps everyone. With osteoarthritis of the knee, treatment options include exercises, nsaids and injectable lubricants among others. ...Read more

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What can I do for arthritis pain quickly?

What can I do for arthritis pain quickly?

Injection: The best way to treat an acute flare of arthritis is an injection of cortisone. I typicality recommend trying rest, ice and either advil or Aleve (naproxen) first. ...Read more

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What drugs can I take for excruciating arthritis pain and where to get it?

What drugs can I take for excruciating arthritis pain and where to get it?

Arthritis Drugs: Drugs for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis include Leflunomide (arava) and the "biologic" medications Etanercept (enbrel), Infliximab (remicade), Anakinra (kineret), Adalimumab (humira), Rituximab (rituxan), Abatacept (orencia), golimumab (simponi), certolizumab pegol (cimzia), and tocilizumab (actemra). Each of these medications can increase the risk for infections but are very effective. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the pain from rheumatoid arthritis?

What can I do to relieve the pain from rheumatoid arthritis?

Stop inflammation!: This is key. You will most likely need drugs of the Aleve (naproxen) type, butt this gives symptom relief only and does not inhibit joint damage. A specialist in rheumatology who can coordinate therapy with your primary care doctor is your best bet. ...Read more

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What can I do to help bunion pain and is knee pain normal?

What can I do to help bunion pain and is knee pain normal?

Pain : Pain is not normal. Many different treatment options are available for both bunion and knee pain. See podiatrist for bunion and orthopedic for knee pain. ...Read more

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What to do to cure pain in my calf?

Depends what pain: Is from. If it is muscular, stretching and strengthening exercises may help. If it is from bone pain, nerve pain, or even more worrisome, vascular issues such as a deep vein thrombosis, you will need to treat the underlying problem. Discuss with your physician as you will need a physical exam to identify the underlying issue. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What can I do for gout?

Medication: Despite the common advice about diet restrictions, most gout sufferers cannot control the disease with diet alone. Several medications are available, which usually work very well. ...Read more

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What can you do for sciatic pain?

Sciatic pain: May be due to a "slipped disk" at the bottom of the back. Back pain exercises may help. Weight loss if obesity present may be of assistance. Heat and cold application may also help.Sciatica. ...Read more

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What can I do for hydronitis pain ?

Hidradenitis: There is no cure for hidradenitis suppurativa. But early treatment can help manage the symptoms and prevent new lesions from developing. Treatments include antibiotics, oral retinoids, non-steroidal anti-inflamatories, oral steroids, but the best treatment is the biologics like Enbrel or humira, or remicade (infliximab). ...Read more

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What to do for lipoma pain?

What to do for lipoma pain?

Surgical removal : As the lipoma swells it causes more pain. The nerves that supply that area will become more inflammed and continue to cause more pain. Unfortunately you can try other methods like nonsteroidals but not much success. If you can have surgery this may relieve the pain. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate arthritis pain?

What can I do to alleviate arthritis pain?

Rest: Initially a short course of rest, ice, compression, and elevation will usually calm the pain down. If this does not help your physician may prescribe anti-inflammatories and physical therapy. Therapy may include the use of heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and exercise. Sometimes injections can be used to help decrease the pain and facilitate therapy. ...Read more

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What else can I do to relieve pain in my knee other than pain medication?

What else can I do to relieve pain in my knee other than pain medication?

Depends: Rest, heat or ice and therapy may be needed. If you are having recurring pain, get evaluated or re-evaluated by a proper provider such as orthopedist or sports medicine doctor. ...Read more

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What to do for hip joint pain?

What to do for hip joint pain?

Depends upon cause.: Initially rest, ice, compression, elevation. Consider imaging, good history and exam. ...Read more

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What can I take to stop gout pain in the ankles?

What can I take to stop gout pain in the ankles?

Allopurinol: Gout is a problem with purine (protein) metabolism that results in excess uric acid in the blood stream. This ends up inflaming joints. A low purine diet and good hydration help. Anti-inflammatories and Colchicine (colcrys) help acute attacks. For long term control, your doctor will usually put you on allopurinol. ...Read more

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Please explain what else can I do for knee pain relief?

Please explain what else can I do for knee pain relief?

Depends on the cause: 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

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Gout (Definition)

A form of arthritis characterized by severe pain, redness, ...Read more