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I have been using the water hose continuously for a few days and suddenly I developed right hand ring finger trigger and at times in the mornings difficult to bend. Have been taking neurobion forte daily. Blood test last year ruled out arthritis rheumatism. Your advise please. Tq.

Dr.Rahul (Pt) 92% (547ratings)
BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Agra
I have been using the water hose continuously for a few days and suddenly I developed right hand ring finger trigger ...
Hi lybrate-user. Trigger finger is a condition that causes pain, stiffness, and a sensation of locking or catching when you bend and straighten your finger. The condition is also known as “stenosing tenosynovitis.” the ring finger and thumb are most often affected by trigger finger, kindly contact near by physiotherapist clinic and take pemf therapy and ultrasonic therapy will help to reduce inflammation in tendon and makes your recovery fast. Thanks and regards
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Sir I have ankle pain ,knee pain but mild to moderate, and mild synovial thickening (rheumatoid arthritis) taking methotrexate, is there any ayurvedic option for methotrexate, please guide.

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 91% (39031ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Sir I have ankle pain ,knee pain but mild to moderate, and mild synovial thickening (rheumatoid arthritis) taking met...
Treatment goals •to protect the joint from further damages. •provide pin relief. •prevent deformity and disabilities. •increase functional capacity. •improve flexibility and strength. •encourage regular exercise. •improve general fitness. Physiotherapy modalities - hot/cold applications- electrical stimulation- hydrotherapy and spa therapy rehabilitation treatment technique - rest and splinting - compression gloves - assistive devices and adaptive equipment - massage therapy - therapeutic exercise - patient education assistive devices and adaptive equipment occupational therapy improves functional ability in patients with ra. Occupational therapy interventions such as assistive devices and adaptive equipments have beneficial effects on joint protection and energy conservation in arthritic patients.Assistive devices are used in order to reduce functional deficits, to diminish pain, and to keep patients' independence and self-efficiency. Loading over the hip joint may be reduced by 50% by holding a cane. In fact, most of these instruments are originally designed for patients with neurologic deficits; therefore, certain adaptations may be needed for them to be used in patients with arthritis. Elevated toilet seats, widened gripping handles, arrangements related with bathrooms, etc. Might all facilitate the daily life. The procedures needed to increase compliance of the patient with the environment and to increase functional independence are +mainly determined by the occupational therapist. Massage therapy that improves flexibility, enhances a feeling of connection with other treatment modalities, improves general well being, and can help to diminish swelling of inflamed joints. Massage is found to be effective on depression, anxiety, mood, and pain. Therapeutic exercise every joint should be moved in the rom at least once per day in order to prevent contracture. In the case of acutely inflamed joints, isometric exercises provide adequate muscle tone without exacerbation of clinical disease activity. Moderate contractures should be held for 6 seconds and repeated 5–10 times each day. Dynamic exercise therapy in improving joint mobility, muscle strength, aerobic capacity and daily functioning in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (ra). Finally, in chronic stage with inactive arthritis, conditioning exercises such as swimming, walking, and cycling with adequate resting periods are recommended. They increase muscle endurance and aerobic capacity and improve functions of the patient in general, and they also make the patient feel better. Patient education in patients with ra, sociopsychological factors affecting the disease process such as poor social relations, disturbance of communication with the environment, and unhappiness and depression at work are commonly encountered. The treatment of rheumatic diseases should provide education and information to their patients about their condition and the various physical therapy and rehabilitative options that are available to improve their quality of life. Passive treatments for rheumatoid arthritis •cold therapy reduces circulation, which ultimately decreases swelling. For example, a cold compress may be placed on the painful area. •cold therapy in acute phase •dosage 10-20mints/1-2 times a day. •heat therapy eases muscle tension and gets blood to flow more quickly to the painful area. For example, a moist, warm cloth may be used to promote circulation. •heat therapy in chronic phase •dosage 20-30mints/1-2 times a day. •hydrotherapy involves reducing your ra-related pain and other symptoms with water. With hydrotherapy, you will be submerged in warm water to relieve your symptoms. •massage can help reduce muscle tension and promote good circulation. It's also a fantastic way to help you manage stress (especially important for people with rheumatoid arthritis). •transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (tens) works by blocking pain signals from getting to your spinal cord. It also helps decrease muscle spasms. •tens short term pain relief (6 to 18 hrs) •ultrasound creates warmth using sound waves, whichenchanes circulation and decreases joint pain, inflammation, and stiffness. Exercise for acute phase: •preformed exercise at least once a day. •general assisted movement through normal range (joint mobilisation). •isometric-“static movements” helps to maintain muscle tone without increasing inflammation. Exercise for the chronic phase: •can progress the above exercise to include use of light resistance. •postural/core stability exercises. •swimming/walking/cycling to maintain cardiovascular fitness. •gentle stretch for areas that become tight, such as knees &calves. Regular exercises: •maintaing muscle strength is important for joint stability & preventing injury. •muscles can become weak following reduced activity. •pain signals from yours nerves and swelling can both inhibits muscles. •muscle length can be affected by prolonged positions immobilization and tightness can limit daily activities. Alternative therapies: •thi chi. •musical therapy. •yoga therapy. •relaxation techniques. •pilates. Active treatments for rheumatoid arthritis •flexibility and strengthening exercises improve your range of motion and help you build muscle strength. Yoga and pilates are flexibility and strengthening exercises. •low-impact aerobic exercise is gentle but effective at helping you manage rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Light walking is an example of this type of exercise. Your physical therapist will let you know how often to do these exercises. For example, you may need to do a few specific exercises 3 times a day, or your physical therapist may recommend a routine that incorporates 30 minutes of low-impact aerobic exercise a day and 30 minutes of strengthening exercises every other day. If your pain is more in the proximal joints, ie.in the upper limbs if the pain is present in the fingers/wrist and in the lower limbs it the pain is present in the toes/ ankle, then we shall definitely say it is rheumatic arthritis. Wear elbow brace and wrist brace which will make her to feel warm and that will make the joints become firm. Hot water fermentation will helpknee cap will also help to prevent the damaged cartilagesif your pain is more in the distal joints, ie. In the upper limbs if the pain is present in the fingers/wrist and in the lower limbs it the pain is present in the toes/ ankle, then we shall definitely say it is rheumatic arthritis. If your proximal joints (ie. Shoulder, hip & knee has pain) then you can pour hot (warm) water in that area to reduce the inflammation. If you have pain in the distal joints ie. Wrist, fingers, ankle, toes then you can wear either elbow brace or wrist brace which will help you to feel warm and very protective. And also immerse the distal joints in the hot water tub which will help you to reduce the pain.
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My sister is 18 years old and has 588.57 aso titre, doctor said that she is suffering from rheumatic pain and recommended penidure la12 injection for 6 months and said that after taking this injection the aso rate will decrease and cure the pain. But her ankles and knees still hurts. What should we do? We can't stop in middle of the antibiotic course or take any other medicines.

Dr.Dev Anand Ramanathan 88% (110ratings)
BPT, MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Doctor Of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Physiotherapist, Chennai
My sister is 18 years old and has 588.57 aso titre, doctor said that she is suffering from rheumatic pain and recomme...
Regards lybrate-user. Rheumatic fever occurs mostly in young age/childhood. Rheumatic fever could cause polyarthritis (that means joint pain and swelling of many joints). The pattern could be symmetrical in both sides and it could move from one joint to another. As the disease gets controlled, the joint pains will also reduce gradually. It is essential that one follows the recommendation of their physician through the course of medication for successful outcome.
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My sister is 18 years old and has 588.57 aso titre, doctor said that she is suffering from rheumatic pain and recommended penidure la12 injection for 6 months and said that after taking this injection the aso rate will decrease and cure the pain. But her ankles and knees still hurts. What should we do? We can't stop in middle of the antibiotic course or take any other medicines.

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 91% (39031ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
My sister is 18 years old and has 588.57 aso titre, doctor said that she is suffering from rheumatic pain and recomme...
Treatment goals •to protect the joint from further damages. •provide pin relief. •prevent deformity and disabilities. •increase functional capacity. •improve flexibility and strength. •encourage regular exercise. •improve general fitness. Physiotherapy modalities - hot/cold applications- electrical stimulation- hydrotherapy and spa therapy rehabilitation treatment technique - rest and splinting - compression gloves - assistive devices and adaptive equipment - massage therapy - therapeutic exercise - patient education assistive devices and adaptive equipment occupational therapy improves functional ability in patients with ra. Occupational therapy interventions such as assistive devices and adaptive equipments have beneficial effects on joint protection and energy conservation in arthritic patients.Assistive devices are used in order to reduce functional deficits, to diminish pain, and to keep patients' independence and self-efficiency. Loading over the hip joint may be reduced by 50% by holding a cane. In fact, most of these instruments are originally designed for patients with neurologic deficits; therefore, certain adaptations may be needed for them to be used in patients with arthritis. Elevated toilet seats, widened gripping handles, arrangements related with bathrooms, etc. Might all facilitate the daily life. The procedures needed to increase compliance of the patient with the environment and to increase functional independence are +mainly determined by the occupational therapist. Massage therapy that improves flexibility, enhances a feeling of connection with other treatment modalities, improves general well being, and can help to diminish swelling of inflamed joints. Massage is found to be effective on depression, anxiety, mood, and pain. Therapeutic exercise every joint should be moved in the rom at least once per day in order to prevent contracture. In the case of acutely inflamed joints, isometric exercises provide adequate muscle tone without exacerbation of clinical disease activity. Moderate contractures should be held for 6 seconds and repeated 5–10 times each day. Dynamic exercise therapy in improving joint mobility, muscle strength, aerobic capacity and daily functioning in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (ra). Finally, in chronic stage with inactive arthritis, conditioning exercises such as swimming, walking, and cycling with adequate resting periods are recommended. They increase muscle endurance and aerobic capacity and improve functions of the patient in general, and they also make the patient feel better. Patient education in patients with ra, sociopsychological factors affecting the disease process such as poor social relations, disturbance of communication with the environment, and unhappiness and depression at work are commonly encountered. The treatment of rheumatic diseases should provide education and information to their patients about their condition and the various physical therapy and rehabilitative options that are available to improve their quality of life. Passive treatments for rheumatoid arthritis •cold therapy reduces circulation, which ultimately decreases swelling. For example, a cold compress may be placed on the painful area. •cold therapy in acute phase •dosage 10-20mints/1-2 times a day. •heat therapy eases muscle tension and gets blood to flow more quickly to the painful area. For example, a moist, warm cloth may be used to promote circulation. •heat therapy in chronic phase •dosage 20-30mints/1-2 times a day. •hydrotherapy involves reducing your ra-related pain and other symptoms with water. With hydrotherapy, you will be submerged in warm water to relieve your symptoms. •massage can help reduce muscle tension and promote good circulation. It's also a fantastic way to help you manage stress (especially important for people with rheumatoid arthritis). •transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (tens) works by blocking pain signals from getting to your spinal cord. It also helps decrease muscle spasms. •tens short term pain relief (6 to 18 hrs) •ultrasound creates warmth using sound waves, whichenchanes circulation and decreases joint pain, inflammation, and stiffness. Exercise for acute phase: •preformed exercise at least once a day. •general assisted movement through normal range (joint mobilisation). •isometric-“static movements” helps to maintain muscle tone without increasing inflammation. Exercise for the chronic phase: •can progress the above exercise to include use of light resistance. •postural/core stability exercises. •swimming/walking/cycling to maintain cardiovascular fitness. •gentle stretch for areas that become tight, such as knees &calves. Regular exercises: •maintaing muscle strength is important for joint stability & preventing injury. •muscles can become weak following reduced activity. •pain signals from yours nerves and swelling can both inhibits muscles. •muscle length can be affected by prolonged positions immobilization and tightness can limit daily activities. Alternative therapies: •thi chi. •musical therapy. •yoga therapy. •relaxation techniques. •pilates. Active treatments for rheumatoid arthritis •flexibility and strengthening exercises improve your range of motion and help you build muscle strength. Yoga and pilates are flexibility and strengthening exercises. •low-impact aerobic exercise is gentle but effective at helping you manage rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Light walking is an example of this type of exercise. Your physical therapist will let you know how often to do these exercises. For example, you may need to do a few specific exercises 3 times a day, or your physical therapist may recommend a routine that incorporates 30 minutes of low-impact aerobic exercise a day and 30 minutes of strengthening exercises every other day. If your pain is more in the proximal joints, ie.in the upper limbs if the pain is present in the fingers/wrist and in the lower limbs it the pain is present in the toes/ ankle, then we shall definitely say it is rheumatic arthritis. Wear elbow brace and wrist brace which will make her to feel warm and that will make the joints become firm. Hot water fermentation will helpknee cap will also help to prevent the damaged cartilagesif your pain is more in the distal joints, ie. In the upper limbs if the pain is present in the fingers/wrist and in the lower limbs it the pain is present in the toes/ ankle, then we shall definitely say it is rheumatic arthritis. If your proximal joints (ie. Shoulder, hip & knee has pain) then you can pour hot (warm) water in that area to reduce the inflammation. If you have pain in the distal joints ie. Wrist, fingers, ankle, toes then you can wear either elbow brace or wrist brace which will help you to feel warm and very protective. And also immerse the distal joints in the hot water tub which will help you to reduce the pain.
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I am having arthritis which was cured long back. After moving to netherlands I am getting that again frequently, looking for ayurvedic treatment.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Etawah
I am having arthritis which was cured long back. After moving to netherlands I am getting that again frequently, look...
Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric. It works by blocking the substances that cause inflammation and helps reduce cartilage damage. It may offer relief by reducing pain signals in the body.
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Severe knee arthritis with calcification in right knee ,age 66, female.pain medicine not giving relief.

Dr.Karuna Chawla 97% (117848ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
Severe knee arthritis with calcification in right knee ,age 66, female.pain medicine not giving relief.
follow these dos and don’ts to help your knees feel their best. 1. Don’t rest too much. Too much rest can weaken your muscles, which can worsen joint pain. Find an exercise program that is safe for your knees and stick with it. If you're not sure which motions are safe or how much you can do, talk with your doctor or a physical therapist. 2. Do exercise. Cardio exercises strengthen the muscles that support your knee and increase flexibility. Weight training and stretching do, too. For cardio, some good choices include walking, swimming, water aerobics, stationary cycling, and elliptical machines. 3. Don’t risk a fall. A painful or unstable knee can make a fall more likely, which can cause more knee damage. 4. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (rice) is good for knee pain caused by a minor injury or an arthritis flare. Give your knee some rest, apply ice to reduce swelling, wear a compressive bandage, and keep your knee elevated. 5. Don't overlook your weight. If you're overweight, losing weight reduces the stress on your knee. You don’t even need to get to your "ideal" weight. Smaller changes still make a difference. 6. Don't be shy about using a walking aid. A crutch or cane can take the stress off of your knee. Knee splints and braces can also help you stay stable. 7. Don't let your shoes make matters worse. Cushioned insoles can reduce stress on your knees. 8. Do play with temperature. For the first 48 to 72 hours after a knee injury, use a cold pack to ease swelling and numb the pain. A plastic bag of ice or frozen peas works well. Use it for 15 to 20 minutes three or four times a day. Wrap your ice pack in a towel to be kind to your skin. After that, you can heat things up with a warm bath, heating pad, or warm towel for 15 to 20 minutes, three or four times a day. 9. Don’t jar your joint (s). High-impact exercises can further injure painful knees. Avoid jarring exercises such as running, jumping, and kickboxing. Also avoid doing exercises such as lunges and deep squats that put a lot of stress on your knees. These can worsen pain and, if not done correctly, cause injury. Homeopathy is a very effective for this problem n has very encouraging results. And homeopathic medicines are safe and do not have any side effects at all.
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I am 33 years old man. Why I get breaking like noises from bones all over my body during yoga or gym. I also feel bone fatigue (after gym) and weakness (regularly). Request guide me sir.

Dr.Rahul Rai 91% (4319ratings)
MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy), Bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Gorakhpur
I am 33 years old man. Why I get breaking like noises from bones all over my body during yoga or gym. I also feel bon...
Go for x ray of cervical spine ap /lat. Cbc,vit d test. Counslt to physio. Drink much fluid. Avoid exccesive exercises. Do in your comfrt. Send urs report online to me.
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Hello, my mom is 58 years undergoing methotrexate 20 mg for rheumatoid arthritis. Her blood report shows anisocytosis. Hb 10.34 rbc count 3.90 pcv 35 mchc 31.3 rdw 18.7 totl wbc count 4160 absolute neutrophil 1830 monocyte 13 eosinopbills 9 pdw 19.4 vitamin b12 is 265.6 vitamin d 12.18 tsh 3.58 uric acid 2.3 bilirubin total 0.13 creatinine 0.44 bun 7.3 hba1c 6.4 is this something serious. I don't read good things about anisocytosis. Kindly advise.

Dr.Rahul Rai 91% (4319ratings)
MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy), Bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Gorakhpur
Hello,
my mom is 58 years undergoing methotrexate 20 mg for rheumatoid arthritis.
Her blood report shows anisocytosis...
Anisocytosis is happen due to methotrexate side effct. Use folic acid tablet once in one week. Counslt to physio for pain relife. Send her medcine name in private chat. Thnks.
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