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Doctor insights on: Why Do Elderly Adults Benefit From Sea Water Therapy For Joint Pain

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Why do elderly adults benefit from sea water therapy for joint pain?

Why do elderly adults benefit from sea water therapy for joint pain?

Not sure: History is full of accounts of "spa therapy" and in the 19th and 20th centuries and even today, many people believe in the healing powers of water therapy, particularly when that water is full of minerals. Athough I do not think anyone really knows how it may work, there are many people who feel better when they go into salt water. I would never discourage someone from doing it. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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What are the best therapies for lower back pain (s.I. Joint pain)?

Several: Regular stretching, core strengthening, proper posture & mechanics, massage, acupuncture, some topical treatments, osteopathic manipulation & more can all be effective low back pain treatment. The si joint is complex and takes much of burden of forces transferred from the upper body. By restoring proper function, omm can help provide sustained relief from low back pain due si dysfunction. ...Read more

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How fast does physical therapy take to work for sciatica/s.I. Joint pain?

How fast does physical therapy take to work for sciatica/s.I. Joint pain?

See below: No correct answer here. Everyone is different and everyone's healing ability is different. In general, i would expect to see some improvement after about 10-15 pt sessions. ...Read more

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How soon could i expect results from [hysical therapy for sciatica/s.I. Joint pain?

How soon could i expect results from [hysical therapy  for sciatica/s.I. Joint pain?

Varies: That is a very difficult question for any physician on here to answer. Many factors need to be considered such as appropriate diagnosis of the symptoms, severity of injury/pathology, cause of injury (ie inflammation vs structural), durations of symptoms, premorbid condition, social hx such as smoking, type of therapy implemented, etc.Key to therapy is your diligence and appropriateness of therapy! ...Read more

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What is more effective for low back pain and joint pain; physical therapy or chiropractic?

What is more effective for low back pain and joint pain; physical therapy or chiropractic?

Depends: Both specialists overlap quite a bit. Just depends on what you are comfortable with. Physical therapy is now doing a lot of manipulation therapies and vice versa chiropractors are noting the benefit of active exercise therapy for their patients as well. Often times seeing an sports medicine physician might be helpful since they have experience with both care types to guide you. ...Read more

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Help please! is alkaline water to contribute to joint pain and inflammation?

Help please! is alkaline water to contribute to joint pain and inflammation?

Someone believes it: The water that we drink will foound the stomach acidity and will rapidly change. I don't think the alkaline water is an issue. ...Read more

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Does carbonated water cause joint pain?

Does carbonated water cause joint pain?

See below: Sugary carbonated drinks have been linked to gout attacks in women. ...Read more

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Leukemia tests negative, von willebrands neg, but i bruise easy, weak muscles, bone/joint pain, fatigued easily, itch after warm water use, help?

Leukemia tests negative, von willebrands neg, but i bruise easy, weak muscles, bone/joint pain, fatigued easily, itch after warm water use, help?

Routine tests: Consider checking blood work: liver and kidney function tests (serum chemistry), thyroid and parathyroid hormone tests. Definitely keep working with your internist or primary care physician to find a cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have joint pain recently, foot, left knee, right hip, which is particularly painful and some water retention. Blood tests show high uric acid (8.4)?

? Gout : www.painspot.com will lead you through a series of questions based on where you feel your pain, and then provide a list of possible causes and information about them. You can print that out and take it to your health provider, or a rheumatologist (arthritis specialist). The main thing is not to miss gout as is is treatable and preventable. ...Read more

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How much does COOLIEF procedure cost for treatment of sacroiliac joint pain?

Don't know: Depends on your insurance, your providence, and if it is approved. It is Cooled Radiofrequency for chronic pain. I do not know if it will help sacroliac pain. ...Read more

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