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Joint Pain Tips

"Joint Pain Treatment" Physiotherapy:

Dr. Gaurav Tyagi 88% (141 ratings)
BPT, MPT- Ortho
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
"Joint Pain Treatment" Physiotherapy:

Joints form the connections between bones. They provide support and help you move. Any damage to the joints from disease or injury can interfere with your movement and cause a lot of pain. 
 

Many different conditions can lead to painful joints, including 
- Osteoarthritis 
- Rheumatoid arthritis 
- Bursitis 
- Gout 
-  Strains, sprains and other injuries of joints and around joints. 
-  Inflammation in and around joints 
- CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) 
- Fibromyalgia 
- Bursitis 
- Ankylosing Spondylitis(A.S.) 
- Tendon Sheath Inflammation (Tenosynovitis) etc. 

Joint pain is extremely common. In one national survey, about one-third of adults reported having joint pain within the past 30 days. 
Knee pain was the most common complaint, followed by shoulder and hip pain, but joint pain can affect any part of your body, from your ankles and feet to your shoulders and hands. As you get older, painful joints become increasingly more common. 
 

Physiotherapy treatment: 
For joint pain treatment we can use following techniques:
 
-Taping 
-Modalities 
-Exercises 
-Corrective devices if needed (orthotics) 
-Manual therapy etc. depending upon the case. 

 

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Osteochondritis Dissecans Of Talus - Signs You Need To Be Aware Of!

Dr. Pranjal Kodkani 85% (21 ratings)
M S Ortho, D - Ortho, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Orthopedist, Mumbai
Osteochondritis Dissecans Of Talus - Signs You Need To Be Aware Of!

Osteochondritis dissecans of Talus, more commonly known as OCD Talus, is a condition affecting the ankle. In it, a portion of the joint bone gets separated from the joint due to faulty blood supply. In some cases, the bone may remain in place and gradually repair itself over time. However, most of the times, the bone splinter falls into the joint, hindering mobility and causing great pain.

Symptoms of OCD Talus
Here is a look at some of the symptoms and signs which you are likely to encounter if you suffer from OCD Talus.

  1. The ankle joint will be swollen and sore.
  2. While trying to move the joint, it may get locked or caught up, preventing the full range of motion.
  3. You may feel a cracking or popping sound when the joint is in motion. This sound is known as crepitus.
  4. A general weakness of the ankle joint is also a marked symptom in most cases.
  5. Fluid deposits may be formed at the joint affected, causing even more inflammation and discomfort. This is known as an effusion.
  6. The condition will be painful and the pain increases with physical activities such as walking or exercise.

Treatment options for OCD Talus patients
While there are many different treatment methods for the condition, some are more effective than the others. At the initial stages of the disorder, the doctor may-

  1. advise you to rest the ankle and thus give the splintered bones time to heal.
  2. advise you to take a break from sports if you are involved in such activities.
  3. prescribe non-steroidal pain medications to deal with the discomfort resulting from the condition.
  4. suggest wearing braces or other artificial devices to immobilize the joint temporarily. The patients may need to use crutches in such cases.

The treatment methods mentioned above usually work for children and young adults. However, people of advanced ages may suffer from additional complications. Surgery is a viable option and it can help patients in two ways. It can restore normal blood flow, which may be suppressed due to the bone splinter, and it can also repair the ankle joint.

OCD Talus affects a very limited number of people. Osteochondritis dissecans is more common in knees and elbow joints. Almost 75 percent of OCD cases affect the knee joint. However, if your ankles are affected, it may be just as severe and can greatly affect your ability to move properly. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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5 Homoeopathic Remedies For Gouty Arthritis!

Dr. T.Kirankumar 89% (27 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
5 Homoeopathic Remedies For Gouty Arthritis!

Gout is a form of arthritis and occurs because of excessive uric acid in the body. There are proteins in the diet known as purines, and when they are metabolised, uric acid is released. When there is an excessive amount of purines in the diet, the body is unable to metabolise all of the produced uric acid. This excessive production or repaired metabolism can lead to gout. These get deposited in the joints as crystals in various joints, especially of the big toe.

Symptoms:

  1. The joints, most frequently the big toe, are painful, swollen, red, and very warm to the touch
  2. The big toe is known as podagra
  3. The pain is a strong, shooting pain, very severe in nature
  4. The patient’s description is very diagnostic of gout
  5. Other joints could be affected including ankles, knees, and hands

Treatment:
Gout, as seen from above, is not just excessive uric acid in the body. There could be various reasons leading to this problem. Therefore, homoeopathy believes that the underlying problem needs to be evaluated and treated for the symptoms to disappear. The following are some commonly used remedies:

Colchium:

  • Useful in both acute and chronic cases of gout
  • Intense pain in the big toe, where the patient would not allow touching it
  • The toe is stiff, swollen, red, and hot
  • The pain is worse at night and during warm weathers
  • The patient also may feel feverish and cold internally

Benzoic acid:

  • These patients usually have offensive urine, which is evident from a distance
  • The urine may be brown in colour.
  • The pain in the great toe is tearing, and the knees may also be affected, which also are painful and swollen.
  • Any movement causes a cracking sound which increases with movement.
  • The patient likes to keep the affected area covered, and opening it to air may worsen the symptoms.

Sabina:

  • Useful in females, who may also have other feminine disorders (for instance, uterine issues) in addition to gout
  • The toes and heels will have shooting pain which is worse in warm surroundings
  • The affected joints also appear red and shining.

Berberis vulgaris:
These people present with warm, bright yellow or blood red urine with sediments that could be red/reddish yellow.

Ledum pal:

  • The pain travels from down below, for instance, starts with the feet and moves up to the knees and the limbs
  • Small joints like the ball of the great toe and ankles are more affected by lack of warmth and inability to tolerate warmth
  • Applying a cold towel or cloth may help relieve the pain.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

6 Common Causes Of Knee Pain!

Dr. Sonu Singh 89% (277 ratings)
MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Post-Graduate Diploma In Rheumatology, Post-Graduate Diploma In Sports Injury Rehabilitation, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
6 Common Causes Of Knee Pain!

Knee pain is characterized by a feeling of pain in the knee joint caused by injury or overuse. The knee joint consists of small bone structures, the kneecap, supporting ligaments and cartilage of the knee. This joint bears the full weight of the body, which makes it very vulnerable to injury.

Causes of knee pain

Knee pain is usually caused by injuries to the knee such as exposure to a direct force on the knee, abnormal twisting of the knee or falling on your knees. Some causes of knee pain are -

  • Knee strains and sprains - Overworking the knee joints can damage the tissues of the knee joint resulting in knee sprains and strains
  • Osteoarthritis - it is condition where the protective cartilage around the kneecap is damaged, resulting in knee pain
  • Bursitis - Excessive movement of the knee or kneeling down for extended periods can irritate the bursa (a fluid sac below the skin above the knee joint) that causes swelling and pain, thereby giving rise to this condition
  • Gout - This condition is characterized by the accumulation of uric acid in crystal form around the knee joint, causing inflammation and pain
  • Tendon disorders - Tendons connect the muscles to the bones, and overworking the knee can cause the tendons around
    the knee to become sore and painful
  • Kneecap dislocation - Injuries may cause the kneecap to shift out of its position, this causes swelling and pain in the knee joint

Symptoms of knee pain

Severe knee pain can restrict movements such as walking or standing. The symptoms vary according to the extent of the damage suffered by the knee. Most common symptoms of knee pain are problems in climbing stairs, inability to extend the knees, limping and swelling of the knee joint. In some cases, knee pain may also cause fever. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

 

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Homeopathic Solutions For Joint Pain Symptoms!

Dr. Atul Kundalia 90% (10 ratings)
BHMS, MD - Medicine
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
Homeopathic Solutions For Joint Pain Symptoms!

Homeopathy has a big role to play in curing and managing joint pains. Usually, joint pains are managed by giving pain killers and anti-inflammatory medicines and there is no permanent cure for them in the allopathic system of medicine. There are also many instances where joint pain symptoms go undiagnosed.

Homeopathy is a symptom- based system of medicine which can help in joint pains of all sorts.

Read on for indicated homeopathic remedies for joint pains-

  1. Rhus Tox is the number one homoeopathic remedy for joint pains. Your doctor will prescribe it for curing you if your joint pains are extreme after rest and they get better after you start walking around.
  2. Bryonia Alba is another super effective homoeopathic remedy for joint pains. This medicine is given when your joint pains get worse after moving about and subside after rest. This most often happens in osteoarthritis pains where the joints are eroded and inflamed. Bryonia is also used when there is inflammation around the joints causing swelling.
  3. Ledum Pal is a great homoeopathic remedy for gout where the small joint of the toe, for example, gets inflamed. Colchicum, and Formica rufa or ‘crushed live ants’ are both excellent for chronic gout and stiffness in joints.
  4. Causticum is indicated whenever there is a severe tearing pain in limbs and this gets relieved by hot fomentation. Here cold air increases pain.
  5. Arnica Montana helps treats pain and soreness in the whole body due to diffused joint pains. Arnica is also a great for relieving pain in joints due to an injury.
  6. Actea Spicata helps when the joints of the hands are affected and especially the wrist joints. Rheumatic pain in small joints of hands and wrist can be treated very well using Actea.
  7. Chinum Sulph is the most indicated homoeopathic medicine whenever there is sudden onset of joint pains all over the body like in the sudden onset of rheumatoid arthritis.
  8. Pulsatilla is an excellent homoeopathic remedy for shifting pains in joints. The pains move from one joint to another. Phytolacca is also indicated when there are shifting joint pains but this shifting is very sudden and severe.
  9. Colchicum is also a great homeopathic remedy for severe joint pains due to rheumatoid arthritis.
  10. Kali bichromicum can treat muscle pains due to fibrositis which causes pain in small spots.
  11. Fibromyalgia is another musculo-skeletal disorder that causes diffuse tenderness and pains in the muscles. Remedies such as Rhus tox are very useful in treating it.

Homoeopathic remedies are also very effective in the prevention of rheumatoid arthritis. If you have this disease that causes deformities in joints, running in your family, consult a homoeopath for a good constitutional homoeopathic remedy which will prevent rheumatoid arthritis from developing fully. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Elbow pain - Role Of Exercise Along With Medication

MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics, MNAMS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Pune
Elbow pain - Role Of Exercise Along With Medication

When simple activities like opening the door or lifting a bag of groceries tend to cause pain in the elbow, it can be a cause for concern. Taken for granted, the elbows assist in various movements and when pain limits their movement, it can be very distressful. That is what happened to John who had issues picking up his laptop. Trying to tightly close the water bottle would leave his elbows hurting. When he sought medical help, the doctor helped identify the exact location and cause of pain. What followed was a multi-pronged approach with medication and exercise. In about 3 months, the pain was almost gone and then it improved to a state where there is an absolutely painless movement now.

Most people with elbow pain (or any joint pain for that matter) also experience a reduced range of motion. While as a short-term measure, exercises can definitely reduce the pain and take care of the inflammation, the long-term approach should be to work on the overall health of the joints and bones.

The elbow is hinge joint with bones in between arm and forearm that move with the help of fibrous tendons and ligaments. Elbow pain can be due to the following reasons:

  1. Overuse or repetitive stress injuries (RSI) causing either tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow. In either tennis or golf, the elbow joint is repeatedly subjected to a movement that causes strain on that muscle.
  2. An Infection: This could reach the elbow joint from the skin or develop within.
  3. Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis which affect the elbows and have no identified trigger.

Whatever the cause, pain medications provide immediate but temporary relief from pain and improve movement. Long-term requires exercises which will improve circulation, sensation, and restore movement to as close to normal as possible.

The following 4 steps help in managing elbow pain:

  1. Apply heat: A moist, warm towel or pad helps in improving circulation and helps in healing.
  2. Rest: While exercise is necessary for keeping the joints agile, rest after overuse is equally important. This along with heat allows the tissues to recover so they can jump back to optimal functional levels.
  3. Stretching: Repeat stretching for about 10 to 15 minutes 3 to 5 times per day will greatly help in restoring normal elbow movement. Of note, stretching should be done only after the initial pain is gone.
  4. Braces: To provide complete rest to the ligaments, a brace may be used which can also be applied for counter-traction and helps in healing.

Ignoring elbow pain in the early stages can lead to progression, so early intervention is advisable. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Footballer's Ankle - Know its Symptoms And Treatment Options!

Dr. Pranjal Kodkani 85% (21 ratings)
M S Ortho, D - Ortho, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Orthopedist, Mumbai
Footballer's Ankle - Know its Symptoms And Treatment Options!

Footballer’s ankle is most commonly caused among football players but may also occur in others. If the ankle bone extends and touches the shin bone, it causes excessive pain, swelling and inflammation. The bone spur slowly progresses and causes a large impact on the soft tissue at the front portion of the ankle. This medical condition is known as the footballer's ankle. 

Symptoms For Footballer’s Ankle 

The condition occurs in the ankle region when a kicking movement is made repeatedly. Here are some symptoms of the disorder. 

  1. Restricted range of movement in the ankle. 
  2. A pinching sensation when the joint is in motion. Often the lunging movement will cause this pinching sensation. 
  3. A clicking or knocking sensation can be felt when the ankle joint is in use. 
  4. A weakness of the joint, which may severely restrict the amount of weight you can put on the leg
  5. Bone lump formation at the front of the ankle joint. 
  6. Extreme pain and discomfort even in case of a simple sprain in the nearby ligaments. 

Diagnosis and treatment of the condition 
The simplest way to diagnose the condition is by performing an X-Ray of the ankle. Once confirmed, the treatment is initiated. Here is a look at some of the remedies for footballer’s ankle. 

  1. Doctors will advise you to rest the ankle joint so that the condition does not deteriorate. 
  2. Footballer’s ankle is best treated by physicians specializing in sports injuries, which is why you should seek their counsel. 
  3. Ankle supports may also be used to provide relief from some of the discomfort associated with the condition. 
  4. Steroidal painkillers can be useful in case of severe or unbearable pain caused by the condition. 
  5. If the condition is serious and the bone lump is quite large, arthroscopic surgery may be the only solution. Through this surgery, the doctors look to remove the lump from the ankle. 
  6. Apart from the surgery, patients may also be advised to attend rehab programs, once the healing process in the joint starts. 

For complete recuperation, patients will need to undergo physical therapy or practice exercises along with the standard medications. A joint preservation surgeon will be able to help you with the kind of workout regime that you need to follow if you are looking to find relief from the pain and discomfort associated with the footballer’s ankle.

Homeopathic Remedies for Joint Pain!

Dr. Sameer Kumar Singh 86% (115 ratings)
B.Sc, BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow
Homeopathic Remedies for Joint Pain!
  • In the age of diagnosis where every illness gets slotted into a diagnosis , some set of symptoms just go undiagnosed . Most of the pains in joints have some diagnosis or the other , but quite a few tend to go undiagnosed . This is where homeopathy has a big role to play ; Homeopathy is a symptom based system of medicine and the prescription does not get affected by the scientific diagnosis . In this article Iam trying to cover all aspects of joint pains according to their symptoms and their indicated homeopathic remedies.
  • Rhus Tox is a great Homeopathic remedy for joint pains . I would rank it the number one homeopathic remedy for joint pains . Its indication for use are – the joint pains are worse after rest and the pains get slowly better after walking or moving around. Although there are number of homeopathic remedies for joint pains that cover this symptom but no other medicine does it better than Rhus tox.I would rank Bryonia Alba as number two homeopathic remedy for joint pains . This medicine is more indicated when the pains are aggravated by motion and are relieved by rest. This is quite typical of ostearthritis pains where the articular surface of joints have got eroded and are inflamed. Bryonia is also used when there is inflamation around the joints causing red hot swelling . Remember Bryonia is to be used when the joint pains get worse from least motion , complete rest brings relief to pains. Third great homeopathic remedy for joint pains is Ledum Pal ; this is indicated mainly in gout and is used more for pains in small joints when they are swollen hot and painfull . Homeopathic remedy Causticum will rank fourth in my list . It is indicated whenever there is severe tearing pains in limbs which is relieved by warmth ,Cold increases all pains. ArnicaMontana stands fifth in the list with lameness and soreness all over the body as the key feature for it to be used as a homeopathic remedy for Joint pains. Arnica is indicated when there is extreme pain all over the body and every joint hurts . The whole body feels bruised and sore ; as if it had been beaten with sticks . Arnica is also a great homeopathic remedy when the pain in joints is a result of a fall or injury.
  • Actea Spicata is one the great homeopathic remedies for jont pains when the joints of the hands are affected . This medicine is really very useful when the wrist joint is involved . The main indications for the use of this medicine for joint pains are – Rheumatic pain in small joints of hands and wrist ; Wrist is swollen hot and and swell after least exertion or movement /usage of hand. This medicine ranks sixth on my list for general pains but first on the list for wrist and hand pains. It is an excellent remedy for pain in finger joints in Rheumatoid Arthritis . Homeopathic medicine Chinum Sulph is the most indicated medicine when there is sudden onset of Acute Articular Rheumatism – whenever there is sudden onset of sever joint pains all over the body in all articular joints. This situation is seen in sudden onset of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chinum Sulph usage in this situation draws no parallels . Pulsatilla is a an excellent homeopathic remedy for pain in joints especially when they are Shifting in nature . The pains move from one joint the other . Another good medicine for Shifting joint pains is Phytolacca . This is indicated when there is shifting of joint pains and the shifting is so sudden the the patient feels it like electric shocks . Colchicum is a great homeopathic remedy for sever pains in Rheumatoid Arthritis and should be used with great care.
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Wrist Pain - Best Homeopathic Medicines For It!

Dr. Rashmi Nirwan 89% (24 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Jaipur
Wrist Pain - Best Homeopathic Medicines For It!

The word pain is quite common to daily life. If we look around we can witness, everyone is suffering from a certain kind of pain. Well, if we are likely to talk about hand and wrist pain, then it is fair enough to say that hand and wrist pain is very common among people. This is because our hands and wrists are the two things that get engaged in most of the works we do. But there are reasons behind those daunting pains. Know more about joints pain.

It can be due to any accident, or it can be due to any illness. The homeopathic medicines are safe and healthy in treating any kind of pain. But it is crucial to know the reason, which is causing the pain. Let us talk about some of the homeopathic medicines, which are generally being prescribed for treating wrist pain depends on the severity and condition. 

What are the reasons of wrist pain?

  1. Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the common types of wrist pain. It occurs due to the delineation of the median nerve, which runs through the wrist joint. 
  2. It can be severe or mild injury on the wrist, which can cause wrist pain, or it can be any kind of sprain.
  3. Other than this, any fracture can cause severe pain too. 

Apart from these, there are infections like tuberculosis that can also cause wrist pain. Next is the arthritis, which is considered to be very common among the masses. It includes gout, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis problem. These commonly cause wrist pain. Whatever is the reason for any kind of wrist pain, it needs to get diagnosed. Clinically it is diagnosed by following some tests like X-ray, CT scan, bone scan, MRI, several blood tests, etc. General diagnosis includes various examinations regarding the pain and its history, etc.

Some of the best homeopathy medicines for wrist pain considering homeopathy medicines for wrist pain can be a good decision. As homeopathy is a holistic medication procedure. There are several medicines, which have been prescribed for treatment of wrist pain depending  its type and history. The remedy is given on the basis of the diagnosis of the wrist pain. Regaining of complete health and removing the symptoms are possible through homeopathy treatment. Depending upon the cause, sensation, location, modalities and propagation of the pain, there are some therapeutic homeopathic medicines available too.

Here are some specific homeopathic medicines, names given below, which can be considered to be best for wrist pain:
Arnica, Benzoic acid, Rhus Tox, Hypericum, Agaricus, Calcuria Flour, Cilicia, Ruta, Actea Spicata, Medorihhinum, Brynoia, Calcaria carb, Eupatorium Perf, Silicia, Sulphur Symphytum and so on are the usually prescribed medicines for wrist pain. But it is generally advised to take advice of a professional homeopathic doctor in terms of choosing the right medicine and dosage.

Joint Pain - Know How Ayurveda Helps You Treat It!

Dr. Rajeshkumar Radadiya 92% (267 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmedabad
Joint Pain - Know How Ayurveda Helps You Treat It!

In Ayurveda, joint pain is known as 'Sandhigata Vata'. Arthritis and Joint pain are among the most prevalent problems faced by adults, mostly old people. As per ayurveda, 'vata Dosha' Is responsible for joint pains and other discomforts associated with it. Natural remedies and proper lifestyle techniques can be utilized to balance the 'vata' to lessen the occurrence and severity of joint pain. Factors including,old age, obesity, injury and strenuous physical activities (that require a lot of joint movements) are responsible for disturbing the balance of your 'vata'.

The following are some ayurvedic home remedies that can be utilized to treat joint pain:

  1. Massage therapy - Warm coconut, castor, mustard, olive or garlic oil can be utilized to massage the affected areas to lessen the intensity of pain. If you massage the affected joints with natural oils, it improves blood circulation and relaxes the swelling and stiffness in the region.
  2. Hot & Cold Compress - Cold and hot compresses can be utilized to ease your joint pain effectively. Heat compression decreases the pain, increases the blood circulation and relaxes the swollen joints and muscles. On the other hand, cold therapy lessens the inflammation of the affected joint. Place hot and cold towel alternatively on the affected area to achieve immediate relief from persistent pain.
  3. Fenugreek - Ingest a teaspoon of ground fenugreek seeds and drink a glass of lukewarm water. Fenugreek has anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties that make it effective for joint pains.Follow this remedy every morning on a regular basis to achieve optimal results.
  4. Turmeric - Add a pinch of turmeric and a teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink this solution on a regular basis for a week. Turmeric contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which makes it an excellent remedy for treating joint pains.
  5. Apple cider vinegar - Add 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and a little honey to a cup of lukewarm water. Drink this solution twice daily, before your meals. Apple cider vinegar has alkalizing effect, which makes it an effective remedy to remove the toxins that are responsible for causing joint pain.
  6. Healthy diet - A balanced diet that comprises a lot of green leafy vegetables and fresh seasonal fruits is good for your joints. The uncontrolled intake of fatty food, dairy products, and high sodium diet must be avoided in order to avoid arthritis and joint pain.
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