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Joint Pain Due To Arthritis - Ways Acupuncture Can Help!

Dr. Ajay Kumar 87% (103 ratings)
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.

I have Spinal Pain (Neck to lower back, joint pain in hand & heel pain from 5 yrs. My age: 21,weight: 58. I take treatment (medicine, physiotherapy )but I get no response. My blood test (HLAB27-negative, vitamin-45 ng/ml, Arthritis profile =Normal, Uric acid-5.5) My MRI report is Normal. My pain increased in winter. What should I do?

Dr. N C Gupta 93% (16015 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I have Spinal Pain (Neck to lower back, joint pain in hand & heel pain from 5 yrs. My age: 21,weight: 58.
I take trea...
Control Hypertension, Diabetes or any other metabolic disorder. Any way it may be tried, --. Dolokind Plus (Mankind) [Aceclofenac100 mg +Paracetamol 350 mg] 1 tab. OD & SOS. X 5 days. --. Caldikind plus  (Mankind) 1 tab OD x 10 days. (You may need help of your local doctor to get these medicines.) --. Fomentation with warm water. Let the part not be exposed to cold air flowing from air conditioner. --. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding.  --. Use no pillow under the head. --. Avoid painful acts & activities. -- .Do mild exercises for neck and shoulders and back.  --.(Take help of a physiotherapist). --Do not ignore, let it not become beginning of a major problem. --Do ask for a detailed treatment plan. Kindly make sure, there is no allergy to any of these medicines. --For emergency treatment Contact your family doctor or visit nearest hospital. --Wish you a quick recovery & good health. --I hope, I have solved your problem to your satisfaction.  
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I was riding bicycle, I fell down and to save myself I put my two palms and I had a great force on my hands. Initially my fist was not moving, after 15 minutes my fist and fingers were movable and normal but after that knee of both hands were not moving, I was keeping my hands in L shape whole night I was unable to eat but now my hands are moving a bit and I am able to eat. But feeling a pain at my joints in hand knee. I am unable make my hands straight .nearly 18 hrs have past after my accident. How long will it take to cure and what is the treatment, is it serious?

Dr. Samreth 85% (210 ratings)
BLS Curse, PG Diploma In Accupuncture, BHMS
Homeopath, Ernakulam
I was riding bicycle, I fell down and to save myself I put my two palms and I had a great force on my hands.
Initiall...
Am a Homoeopath, according to my experience it will take 15 days to come out its after effect completely. Hope there is no swelling and increase in pain, seems to be not serious. Take warm water bath, mild exercise to move the joints, don't lift weight foe time being. Homoeopathy med :Ruta 200, arnica 200, rhustox 200.
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Dr. Swarup Kumar Ghosh 90% (82 ratings)
MD - Bio-Chemistry, MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
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ARTHRITIS - How To Manage Symptoms Effectively?

Dr. Faiyaz Khan Pt 90% (488 ratings)
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.

My shoulder joint is paining from last 3 months .I have taken consultancy of orthopedic doctor .I have taken pain killers for 15 days and B12 injections 4, and D vit injection 2, my pain reduced only half and I cannot lift my hand more than 40%/.my neck, shoulder, hand muscle. Even palm bones are aching throughout the day. I am doing only 50% of work .what way I can reduce my pain and how long it will take.

Dr. Julie Mercy J David 88% (12101 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
My shoulder joint is paining from last 3 months .I have taken consultancy of orthopedic doctor .I have taken pain kil...
Shoulder pain & armIt is called as peri arthritis shoulder and for that you can do hot water fermentation and ice therapy at home. If you have shoulder pain then the stiffness will develop more that might make the arm to have less improvement which might make you to feel more pain the arm. And also cervical pillow can be used which might make you to have better posture of the shoulder neck and arm.
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Hi, I would like to know know Having rcinex e for TB can cause joints pain in hand and finger?

Dr. Julie Mercy J David 88% (12101 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Hi, I would like to know know Having rcinex e for TB can cause joints pain in hand and finger?
Joint Pains / Early morning pain It is called as Rheumatic arthritis. If 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. 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 help Knee cap will also help to prevent the damaged cartilages. If 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. Which joints you have pain? 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. Consult the near by physiotherapy clinic and also consult a general physician to check with your ESR levels to check whether you have inflammation.
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Hi, When I do push ups and other workout in gym. I hear cut cut sound in my elbow joint.

Dr. Prashant K Vaidya 91% (4520 ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hi, When I do push ups and other workout in gym. I hear cut cut sound in my elbow joint.
Causes: According to traditional belief, the popping of joints, especially knuckles, can lead to arthritis and other joint problems. ... The cracking mechanism and the resulting sound is caused by carbon dioxide cavitation bubbles suddenly partially collapsing inside the joints. Suggestion: Wear supportive shoes. Exercise the muscles around the joints to keep them strong. Warm up prior to exercise and cool down afterward. Increase your exercise intensity gradually
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Sir I'm suffering with joint pains wrist joints finger joints foot joints what could be the reason sir please tell me.

Dr. Julie Mercy J David 88% (12101 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Sir I'm suffering with joint pains wrist joints finger joints foot joints what could be the reason sir please tell me.
First aid for muscle strains Most muscle strains can be successfully treated at home. Minor muscle strains can be treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). Rest Avoid using your muscle for a few days, especially if movement causes an increase in pain. But too much rest can cause muscles to become weak. This can prolong the healing process. After two days, slowly begin using the affected muscle group, taking care not to overdo it. Ice Apply ice immediately after injuring your muscle. This will minimize swelling. Don’t put ice directly on your skin. Use an ice pack or wrap ice in a towel. Keep the ice on your muscle for about 20 minutes. Repeat every hour on the first day. For the next several days, apply ice every four hours. Compression To reduce swelling, wrap the affected area with an elastic bandage until swelling comes down. Be careful not to wrap the area too tightly. Doing so can reduce your blood circulation. Elevation Whenever possible, keep the injured muscle raised above the level of your heart.
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I am 63 years old ,having joint pain, unable to stand more than 4-5 minutes, stairs using n weight even 5 kg holding very difficult. Using Mobizox tablets as SOS n get relief temporarily. Please help me, THANKS.gurgaon, HARYANA,Khurana <mobile> waiting for kind reply.

Dr. Jubeida Parvez 87% (47 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am 63 years old ,having joint pain, unable to stand more than 4-5 minutes, stairs using n weight even 5 kg holding ...
Kindly opt for a homeopathic treatment. Some diatery control and mild exercises would also help. Taking pain killers will give a temporary relief followed by much pain afterwards. A natural therapy is required. Detailed case history will guide me to advice you better.
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