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I am a 18 year girl. I am having some redness in my feet with some swelling. Its hurts a little bit when I walk. I do not know the reason but im guessing its an insect bite. Could you please tell what should I do or take as a treatment.

MBBS, Diploma in Hospital Administration
General Physician, Amritsar
I am a 18 year girl. I am having some redness in my feet with some swelling. Its hurts a little bit when I walk. I do...
Hi lybrate-user, If you believe it is insect bite and swelling is not progressing than an antihistaminic and a mild painkiller would suffice. If you still need help, don't hesitate to contact me.
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De Quervain s Tenosynovitis!

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis

Homeopathic Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Psychotherapy Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Surgical Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Other Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
What is De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Symptoms of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Causes of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Risk factors of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Complications of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Precautions & Prevention of De Quervain s tenosynovitis
Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis

Homeopathic Treatment of De Quervain s Tenosynovitis

Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some common homeopathic medicines for De Quervain s Tenosynovitis are:

Ruta
Phyto
Rhodo
Rhus Tox
Caust
Silicea

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis

For the treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis, needles would be placed on the wrist as well as other areas of the body to stimulate blood and qi flow and relax and nourish the tendons. As the liver is responsible for nourishing the tendons with blood and qi, points on the liver meridian and its paired organ meridian, the gallbladder, would also be needled.

Surgical Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis

Surgery involves a procedure in which your doctor inspects the sheath surrounding the involved tendon or tendons, and then opens the sheath to release the pressure and restore free tendon gliding.

Other Treatment of De Quervain s tenosynovitis

Apply ice to the affected area
Do strengthening exercises for your thumb and hand musculature
What is De Quervain s tenosynovitis

De Quervain s tenosynovitis is a painful inflammation of the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. These tendons are encased in sheaths, or sleeves, through which the tendons slide.

Symptoms of De Quervain s tenosynovitis

Swelling near the base of your thumb
Pain when moving the thumb away from the hand
A fluid-filled cyst in the same region as the swelling and pain
Difficulties with activities requiring a firm grip
A sticking or stop-and-go sensation in your thumb when trying to move it
A squeaking sound as the tendons tries to move back and forth through the inflamed sheaths

Causes of De Quervain s tenosynovitis

Chronic overuse of your wrist
Direct injury to your wrist or tendon; scar tissue can restrict movement of the tendons
Inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis

Risk factors of De Quervain s tenosynovitis

Being female
Age between 30 to 50
Complications of De Quervain s tenosynovitis

Severe pain
Less strength and flexibility in your hand
Range of motion may be severely restricted
Diagnosis of De Quervain s tenosynovitis

De Quervain s tenosynovitis is diagnosed based on the typical appearance, location of pain, and tenderness of the affected wrist. In a Finkelstein test, you bend your thumb across the palm of your hand and bend your fingers down over your thumb. Then you bend your wrist toward your little finger. If this causes pain on the thumb side of your wrist, the test is considered positive.

Precautions & Prevention of De Quervain s tenosynovitis

Avoid excessive movements such as hand and wrist twisting, pinching and forceful gripping

Severe Knee Pain ?

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics, Trauma and Orthopedics training, dnb training, fellowship in joint replacement surgery, m.ch(ortho), fellowship in adult hip and knee computer navigated surgery(switzerland)
Orthopedist, Visakhapatnam
Severe Knee Pain ?
If ur suffering from severe knee pain with x ray showing grade 3 arthritis better to go for knee replacement surgery.
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Joint Pain Due To Arthritis - Ways Acupuncture Can Help!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Chandigarh
Joint Pain Due To Arthritis - Ways Acupuncture Can Help!
Acupuncture is a Chinese method of treatment which aims at maintaining the energy balance in the body. The procedure involves stimulating the energy channels of the body by using fine steel needles. It enhances the production of endorphins (pain controlling hormones) in the body, therefore less pain.


Signs you are suffering from arthritis
Arthritis is a disorder that is characterized by inflammation and swelling in the joints. The symptoms of arthritis are tenderness in the joints, fatigue, fever and stiffness in the joints that worsen in the morning. Initially, the smaller joints in the body are affected; it then progresses to joints in the elbows, wrists and the knees.


Causes behind it
Arthritis is caused when the immune system starts attacking the membrane surrounding the joints. Inflammation occurs, resulting in destruction of the bone and cartilage. It causes the ligaments and the tendons holding the joint to weaken. The joints then starts to lose their original alignment and shape.


Dietary guidelines you must follow
You need to follow dietary guidelines such as avoiding refined and processed foods as they can contribute to the inflammation of the joints. You also need to steer clear of foods which may trigger a reaction from your immune system. Mild exercises to strengthen the joints may be performed to improve mobility.


Acupuncture and arthritis
The procedure begins with the practitioner applying alcohol to the affected spot and tapping the area with a needle. The disorder determines the number of needles required, the spots of insertion and the depth to which they have to be inserted. The duration for which the needles are kept in the body ranges from a few minutes to an hour. In order to enhance the effect of the needles, they may be heated or energized electrically. You may experience a tingling sensation in case electricity is used.


Acupuncture is a holistic method of treatment that has no side effects. It does not involve chemicals; so it is safe to use. It will not cure the disorder, but can reduce the pain to a large extent. One of the added benefits of this procedure is that no matter, which part of the body is subjected to this process, it does help calm your mind down.

Hello all, I had an ACL knee surgery 4 years back. Post that I was doing exercises and it was all fine. But few months. Earlier while playing football my leg strained. I also visited a physiotherapist he suggested to exercise and I will be fine But now I am able to walk n run properly. But sometimes my knee automatically twists and at that moment I am not able to stand even but if I twist a little bit other way (anticlockwise) It is all fine n gud. Could anyone please advise my what might be the problem in my knee. Is doing physical exercise will help? Note: My muscles around my knee are really weak, because I used knee caps a lot earlier, when I was injured. Any technical advise or suggestions would be really appreciable.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Hello all,
I had an ACL knee surgery 4 years back. Post that I was doing exercises and it was all fine. But few month...
ACL Knee Ligament laxity if you have problem in your legs then it might be due to ligament laxity where your legs would become very weak due to the old ligament injury and that should be treated immediately. Wear knee cap so that you will feel firm while walking or climbing stairs. This is a general strain and for this you can follow these measures: one keep a pillow right under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes, if pain still persists you can stretch your body by twisting the waist on both sides how we used to do in the school drill similarly you can try! One time you can do hot water fermentation that would help to reduce the muscle strain. You have to do knee strengthening exercises, ie. Knee rehabilitation exercises which will strengthen your knee. Exercises will give you permanent cure than the surgery.
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ARTHRITIS - How To Manage Symptoms Effectively?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Fellowship In Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (FOR) Advanced Diploma in Nutrition & Diet
Physiotherapist, Kolkata
ARTHRITIS - How To Manage Symptoms Effectively?
Arthritis is an inflammatory disease, destroying the synovial tissue of small joints like hand, wrist, elbow, feet etc.

Symptoms may include pain, weakness, morning stiffness and pain, stiffness and pain after a period of inactivity, joint swelling, restricted joint mobility leading to reduced function.

Certain people are with increasing risk of suffering from arthritis, they are:

Increased risk

Female sex

Exposure to tobacco smoke

Occupational dust (silica)

Air pollution

High sodium, red meat, and iron consumption

Obesity

Low vitamin d intake and levels

[ note that arthritis can't be cured but it's symptoms can be managed very effectively with proper medications, lifestyle and diet. ]

Remedies to manage arthritis and it's symptoms:

1). Exercise - exercise increases joint function by reducing pain & stiffness.

Exercises like aerobic, hydrotherapy works excellent.

2). Massage - massage soothes the pain and reduces swelling.

3). Diet - foods that aggravate arthritis should be avoided, they are:

. Sugar and artificial sweeteners

. Processed and junk foods.

. Excessive salt, oil, meat and alcohol.

. Refined carbohydrates and hydrogenated oils like canola oil, safflower oil, soyabean oil, rapeseed oil etc.

. Nightshade category foods like: potatoes, pepper, tomato, chili powder, capsicums, cherries, goji berries.

. Smoking cigarettes contain polycyclic hydrocarbon which are highly inflammatory.

Foods to have:

Their are various foods that help to fight arthritis symptoms and inflammation.

They are as follows:

. Omega 3 fatty acids: from seacod oil, fish oil, flax seeds and chia seeds, olive oil etc.

. Magnesium taken from pumpkin seeds, green leafy vegetables, almonds, nuts, dark chocolate, etc.

. Vit d3 (uvb) from sun exposure minimum of 30 mins for asian people who usually have brown to wheatish colour, for fair people 20 mins is sufficient, given the time of exposure is anywhere between 10am - 2pm during winters and 10am - 12pm in summers.

. Capsaicin - when used in the form of topical application locally, gives promising results.

. Probiotics (good friendly bacteria found in our gut) like lactobacillus, l. Rhamnosus, bifidibacterium, saccharomyces etc helps alot, food sources are: yogurt, sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir etc. (fermented foods or vegetables).

. Foods high in antioxidants and vit c helps to lower inflammation, foods like apple, guava, papaya, avocado, carrot, sweet potatoes, pineapple (bromelain) are rich in antioxidants like bioflavonoids which helps to fight ros (reactive oxidation species) of free radicals, thus helping to lower inflammation and pain.

. Proteolytic enzymes when taken two hours before meal or four hours after meal gives excellent anti-inflammatory properties, they are found in: pineapple, papaya (unripe), ginger, kiwi etc.
Serrapeptase is also a nutraceuticals enzyme found in natural plant enzyme in europe gives excellent pain relief.

. Curcumin with more than 85% pure organic biocurcuminoids gives phenomenal pain relief and stiffness in arthritis.

. Boswellia serrata also knows as indian frankincense, shallaki in sanskrit gives good pain relief when taken in more than 75% boswellic acid.

. Foods high in methylsulfonyl methane (msm) gives pain relief, foods like garlic, onion, cabbage, asparagus are high in msm.

. Bone broth - it has amino acids like proline and glycine which rebuilds connective tissue.

These natural remedies can be tried as complementary medicine along with conventional medical treatment, but make sure you seek advice with your nutritionally informed doctor and a nutritionist before taking any food supplements or nutraceuticals.

Conquer arthritis with" food is medicine" on world arthritis day - 12th october.

HI, Which calcium tablets are good for arthritis patient, I am having knee pain when doing exercises. I want to loose weight, what is the fastest way to get this done.

M.S orthopaedic
Orthopedist, Karimnagar
HI, Which calcium tablets are good for arthritis patient, I am having knee pain when doing exercises. I want to loose...
Calcium tablets are good for osteoporosis not for arthritis. For knee arthritis get an xray knee ap and lat view. Treatment will depend upon the stage of arthritis.
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Hi, I have Swelling above my left knee from 6 month I tried many doctors and medicine but no good response please me how to do?

Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hi, I have Swelling above my left knee from 6 month I tried many doctors and medicine but no good response please me ...
Causes of Knee Swelling: Injury to the Knee. A trauma to the knee's bones, ligaments, tendons, bursae, meniscus, or articular cartilage can cause pain and swelling. ... Knee Osteoarthritis. ... Septic and Non-Septic Bursitis. ... Gout. ... Pseudogout. ... Rheumatoid Arthritis. Suggestion: Rest. Avoid weight-bearing activities as much as possible. Ice and elevation. To control pain and swelling, apply ice to your knee for 15 to 20 minutes every two to four hours. ... Pain relievers.
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