i had a radial head prosthesis put in my right elbow march 10th and am dealing with a lot of pain. it almost consumes my days. i have two toddlers to run after so i don’t like taking pills? any suggestions?
I have physical therapy every other day, and they use the electrical thing, and then they stretch the arm like crazy. i hurt all the time. There has got to be something i can do.
Use a mixture of essential oils of peppermint, helichrysum, clove, wintergreen, lavader, and euclyptus. These all have pain numbing effects that can be used in long timeframes without any negative side effects. Additionally if you have bad muscle tension this will helpwith that too, this mixture doesn’t only numb pain but it helps achieve a balnce in your muscular system so you heal up whats causeing the pain. Also if youend up being sensitive to the oil mixture wash it off with olive or almond oil, DO NOT USE WATER!!! Water pushes the oil further into the skin where as the vegetable oils will dilute them. Its rare to have reactions, but if you do use less of the oil or dilute it before application with either of the before mentioned vegetable oils. Hope this works for oyu.
on: 14th April 06
I have had severe neck and shoulder muscle stiffness flare ups for 30 years. Most of the incidents are caused by stress. I’m finally getting to the point where I know I have to get some relief. Physical therapy or chiropractic?
If stress is really the issue, either one will only offer temporary relief. Stress management is the real issue.
However, many people feel that their pain and stiffness is “stress” related, when in actuality, it is movement and position related. We tend to associate it with stress because when we are stressed, we are usually working more prolonged periods in one position (such as writing or sitting at the computer). If this is really the issue, then I would recommend physical therapy. Manipulation might help, but might not even be necessary and will only be a temporary relief unless you learn how to counteract the movements and positions that are causing you pain. This is where physical therapy is of benefit. We focus on education about cause/effect relationship and what you can do to correct the problem and manage it yourself in the long run. If you are looking for a good physical therapist, I would recommend someone who is certified or diplomaed in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. Go to www.mckenziemdt.org
I am a PT
on: 17th November 09
I am in Track and I am starting to get in shape, and it is a painful process, my legs are killing me and it hurts to walk, what should I do to relieve this quickly and prevent it? Thanks!
I served seven years in the military. I know all to where what your feeling.
Shin Splints suck!
Get yourself some Epson Salts and have a long warm bath with them. It will help, I swear by the salts.
You are defo not stretching enough before and after your workouts. In about 48hrs your muscle will feel much better. Make sure you get lots of rest tonight, as your muscles of course heal only at rest.
on: 29th February 08
There is a rising incidence of coronary heart failure – a rising epidemic according to the NHBLI which correlates very well with the rising use of statins.
While it is only a mathematical relationship, it appears that such relationships are replacing proper CAUSAL PROOF in medical therapy reports!
both my wife and i were put on statins thinking our doc was showing go care of us but found out they are getting money for each patient on these pills, i was in so much pain i stopped taking it, i am type2 diabetic. my wife also stopped in great pain she suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis is on prednisolone,hope this info is what u wanted.popa
on: 14th May 08
Every time I do sit-ups, when ever I pull myself up, the muscle in my upper thigh hurts.
Am I doing the excersise wrong?
You have to make sure your doing the exercises correctly other wize they will do more harm than good. I learnt most of what I know from reading books. I recently found a great free book that you can download its full of usefull tip and advise.
on: 3rd August 09
My muscles get very sore after a few hours after exercising what can i do to help my muscles recover
You might be over training. But if you are out of shape, it’s normal that your muscles will be sore. Think of it as a sort of punishment for being out of shape (haha) so you will keep yourself exercising from now on.
Having said that, if your body is really sore, you got to rest it for maybe 2 or 3 days. You need to do stretching exercises (search on Internet for those) and eat right (need to eat quality protein) to help your muscles repair and recover faster.
Exercising too quickly can build up lactic acid which contributes to a burning sensation.
Also you need to check with your doctor that you do not have any underlying health problem making muscles painful. Some diseases can cause that. But if you are otherwise healthy, then probably it’s just that you have only recently started exercising. If so, then go slowly and don’t try to do a huge exercise routine all at the beginning.
on: 27th October 09
Please don’t tell me to ask my doctor. I had back surgery 12 years ago and have been to many docs. None of which has helped. Please don’t tell me to stretch, do palates, etc. I’ve tried everything non-chemical already. I was wondering if anyone has personal experience. Every muscle relaxer I’ve tried just puts me to sleep. And pain relievers just make me really awake.
I have tried everything under the sun that’s over the counter.
I’m on tramadol, darvocete, and nabumetone. only the tramadol makes me really tired, the darvocete seems to work and the nabumetone is a good anti-inflammatory. i also just got done using the 6 day prednisone (steroid) pack…those are my suggestions.
on: 5th December 08
I walk regularly for half an hour. However recently after excessive walking due to other reasons, I have pain and feeling of muscle tension behind left knee. How can this be reduced? Should I apply heat/cold or take pain relieving medicines (paracetamol/diclofenac)?
Thanks for suggestions. I forgot to add I do not see any redness but may be it is swollen,as David says. Can muscle relaxant(chlorzoxazone) be useful?
ice and elevate the knee to relieve muscle stress. take ibuprofen for swelling. even tho’ you can,t see it; it is swollen. pain meds like diclofenac are too strong for this application. see an orthopedic surgeon for answers to your questions.
on: 28th January 11
I have a heat pad and rub a535 which is Cold creme that turns Hot which shud i use? I have soccer this weekend and i gotta make it i just recovered from t9 fracture in back and lower back hurts.
Get a good old massage. Relax. Forget the stress. Try this: http:/www.yuenmethod.com
on: 12th February 12
I have pain in my muscle of my thigh, I had hip replacement last year the doctor said it will go away in time but it has been a year now and it is getting worse, it hurt to use that muscle when I walk I have to ware a ace bandage just to walk at work. Has any one else had this problem?
No hip or knee replacements, but I sure had the pain you describe. Both hip joints and legs had sharp pains. Finally found a doctor that xrayed my back and found disks that were pinching sciatic nerve. He gave me a prescription for oral cortisone which required to six days to complete the treatment. I feel much better now, but still have some slight pains. If it gets worse, then off to another doctor for a shot with a long needle. I can live with what I have for now.
by: Colorado Papa
on: 23rd July 08