Osteoarthritis treatment braces

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3060903 tn?1398568723 Medication and medical treatment Medication may be prescribed to treat osteoarthritis flare-ups. Medication may be prescribed to treat osteoarthritis flare-ups. Over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications can relieve OA symptoms. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are often used to reduce arthritis symptoms.
Avatar f tn Basically my jaw kept popping in and out of place more frequently since my second go at having braces, which finished up back a year ago or so but it's been getting progressively worse, notably since August I can't open my mouth properly anymore and no I haven't been diagnosed officially by a doctor, last time I went with two complaints, jaw and heart so she told me my heart one was more serious and ignored my jaw.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
Avatar n tn There is no cure for cerebral palsy, but treatment can improve the lives of those who have it. Treatment includes medicines, braces, and physical, occupational and speech therapy. There are a just a few literature about cerebral palsy and aging, though all are stressing the problems of secondary disability that arise from the altered movement patterns that the person with CP must employ to function in daily activities.
Avatar f tn This is a genetic condition. Medicines, physiotherapy, exercises and drugs to suppress immunity are the mainstay of treatment. It can also be widespread osteoarthritis. Vit D , calcium, parathyroid and thyroid gland function, and low estrogen too could be a cause. There are chest and neck braces which you can wear and probably surgery will help to some extent. Please discuss with a spine specialist. Take care!
16888441 tn?1452159257 Orthopedics surgery and treatments may help or repair damage to hip joints caused by traumatic injuries, fractures or osteoarthritis conditions. Such treatments may require surgical procedures to replace broken joints with partial or total artificial joints, as well as the use of pins or braces to hold bone sections together.
Avatar m tn You can opt for a more conservative form of treatment in the form of physiotherapy, medication etc. The drawback in this case it may progress to osteoarthritis later on and then you may need a total knee replacement at a very late stage. Well I would say the call is yours to make. I suggest another orthopaedicians view to assess your condition so as to know whether you really need the surgery now.
748543 tn?1463449675 I say dangerous, because some of these patients believe that there is a holy grail in the form of a clinician or treatment that will take all their issues away. The truth is far from that. Proper diagnosis and correct sequencing of the treatment is the key. This means that each segment of this complex “Craniosacral System” must be addressed by the correct practitioner specializing in that specific part. Yes, in my view, the best approach to treatment is a multi-disciplinary approach.
4494800 tn?1355444091 While some of what you describe sounds directly correlated to TMJ issues related to your teeth grinding (ie: ear pain, temple pain, and bottom of jaw pain), the clicking in the back of your head would not fit. Clicking in the jaw joint, however would match up with a TMJ issue.
Avatar f tn I was persistent and was eventually able to get treatment at no cost. After almost a year of treatment, I returned to work and school. My husband and I have good insurance through his employer, at least for now. But his company is cutting back due to the economy, and he was encouraged to "start looking now." So we don't know how much longer we'll have our good insurance. (I work for a small company. Love my job, but insurance is minimal.
Avatar f tn I have been told I have Fibromyalgia, thoricic outlet syndrom, my bones are getting deformed but I do not have RA, osteoarthritis in every joint (ankle, feet, hands,wrists,elbow,knees,hips, all seem altittle overwhelming considering before I ever started treatment I was a motorcycle riding fun loving gal. Now I am overweight, depressed and feel like I got road rash everyday. Am I the only one???????? Anyone out there?????? I have VA doctors, but they just do not want to get into it????
748543 tn?1463449675 I went to yoga class for a few years and wore my splint at night off and on for several years, but eventually I stopped each. He did mention that I would have a risk of developing osteoarthritis later in life in my right jaw. Forward on to 2016 and I started to notice my neck and shoulders tightening. I do not know if there is an association but last summer I did fall off a boat and hit my head on a wood dock .....I ended up cracking the 2x4 where my head landed....
Avatar n tn At the time I had no health insurance and did not follow up for more diagnosis. Braces on the wrists had no effect, but a 2 week dose of prednisone relieved 90% of the symptoms. I have had manageable hand discomfort ever since, never quite enough to make me seek treatment. Discomfort does occasionally extends to the pinky area, but never past the wrists. My hand strength is "ok", but not what it should be. It is always best in the morning, and my hands get worse in the evenings.
Avatar f tn A disk in my left TMJ became displaced, my jaw was in a closed lock for almost a year and I was diagnosed with TMJ internal derangement and osteoarthritis. Muscle spasms and pain were very common in the beginning but have since subsided. My health is otherwise good. I have not lost any weight whatsoever to explain the wasting. The muscle wasting became very apparent at age 27-28 and came about so quickly that this cannot be normal aging.
Avatar f tn Synvisc is not a drug to relieve pain, it will take time in acting as this is one of the hyaluronates used in viscosupplementation. Synvisc is a treatment for osteoarthritis which is injected directly into the knee joint. Take care!
438383 tn?1204667562 In other words, if one side (for example) is affected more than the other side, then you have a mechanical imbalance. Or (ironically) your physical functioning could be affected by wearing braces, or affect your gait (the way you have to walk), or many other functional problems rather than directly by neuropathy. There are so many causes of pain that I can't list them here. To top it off, every person is different in the way the react to or their body utilizes different medications.
Avatar n tn I have a friend who's a NP in rheumatology and I often run by my treatment options and problems. I can tell you what used to help me and things that I have now (mostly prescribed.) I take 800 mg. ibuprofen. It helps a bit with pain and also works on inflammation. Some people can't take ibuprofen, especially in high doses, as it hurts their stomach. You should always take it with food and of course, talk to your doctor before taking anything new, even over-the-counter medication.
Avatar n tn However, I'd like to hear comments from anyone posting on this site about not only Synvisc treatments but other treatments available for treatment of osteoarthritis in the knee joints. My symptoms are more achiness, stiffness, and limited range of motion instead of pain. Thanks.
Avatar f tn After being told I had a ganglion cyst in the acetabulum, possibly torn labrum in the hip joint and osteoarthritis I was told I needed hip replacement, another doc then said he could fix the problem with arthroscopic surgery and bone graft. Had surgery Dec 2006 - not a great experience, could write a book titled 'never have surgery on Friday afternoon' but that's another story! Have not been able to walk well since the surgery - lots of pain in both legs - upper thighs and groin and knees.
590279 tn?1286339622 CT brain is also useful if a brain injury is suspected to be the cause of vertigo. The choice of treatment will depend on the diagnosis. Pls consult a physician to find the causative factor as treatment will depend on the same. Do keep us posted on how you are doing.
Avatar n tn Accutane is prescribed for severe acne which has not responded to an adequate (normally 2 years) course of oral antibiotics and topical treatment. It is not intended to be given as a first line treatment, and is not indicated for acne occuring before puberty. Care must be taken when prescribing to adolescent patients who have not finished growing.
211940 tn?1267884866 who diagnosed me with Carpal Tunnel (thru nerver conduction studies) and recommended I wear wrist braces at night. After six weeks of unbearable pain, I used the wrist braces and the pain went away the first night almost completely and has been getting better every day. I recommend this to anyone who has not been able to be diagnosed...you can buy these wrist braces in any pharmacy...good luck...
Avatar n tn I had the scope because of osteoarthritis of the knee with severe osteoarthritis of the patellofemoral joint and was hoping the surgery would buy me a few more years to work. This was a big mistake because I am in more pain now than before the surgery.
147426 tn?1317269232 Heat intolerate.So far this year we have had 15 days in the high 90's (yuck) I wear leg braces on both legs and use a cane for balance. My reflexes are hyper except for right foot is absent,right hip was weak Been on rebif ,starting the 5th month. Quix, Have had l'hermittes,I hope it passes soon for you.I can get it to where it travels straight to the feet.It is anoying and painful.
Avatar n tn When did your pain begin, what were you doing at the time, and what were the initial symptoms? Grinding is characteristic of osteoarthritis; locking and catching are characteristic of meniscus injuries and osteochondritis dissecans (meniscus injuries are much more common than osteochondritis dissecans); and giving way is more characteristic of ligamentous injuries. Are there any positions that make your knee more or less comfortable?
Avatar n tn lower back MRI OK. Treatment is 50,000 units of D per week for 4 weeks and thereafter once a month. Been on it for 4 months. Feel at times like I was in accident.Have researched on the net, and still find it difficult to believe that this can cause this much suffering. Anyone familiar with anything like this?
975514 tn?1325001538 I was 17 when I first was diagnosed with sciatica and it wasn't until I was 31 when my foot was completely numb that I was able to convince a doctor to take an X-Ray of my lower back, which started a domino effect of MRIs and testing. I learned that I have degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis in my spine, minor scoliosis and nerve damage- I even had a shoulder surgery on a bone spur because I kept getting tendinitis and the doctors couldn't cure my arm pain.
Avatar n tn Long story short- I found a doctor who finally treated me for Lymes with Doxycycline and I low and behold, I got better and consequently--no more orange tongue (it's been a year since treatment). The orange, I believe to likely have been from one of one of the bacteria I had contracted from a tick bite. As I grew more and more ill, my skin under tones also changed to orangish/copper like color (enough to have had to change the colors of my makeup).