What are the best treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome?
I have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in my right wrist. The doctor told me that its not severe enough for surgery, but it still bothers me a lot. Are there any at home treatments or remedies to help with the discomfort?
There are as usual no useful 'home remedies'. You give little detail I am afraid Stephanie, so I can only be very general. I assume that you are not currently pregnant, (one cause of carpal tunnel.) Others include hypothyroidism, which must be excluded by blood testing, weight gain and fluid retention.
Other than exercise and physio surgery is generally the only other option though all the possible causes need to be excluded first. (+ info
What is the difference between chondromalacia and patellafemoral syndrome?
I have been diagnosed with patellafemoral syndrome, but was wondering what the difference is between these two?
Also, I have been doing physical therapy for about 5 weeks now, and adamently doing my exercises at home. We started the bike and treadmill during my sessions, but had to stop both times due to pain. Has anyone else experienced this? Why am I not getting better?
Also, if anyone can give me any excercise ideas... I am 20 and a college student with access to a great gym and rec facility. What should I avoid, besides running? (Bikes and ellipticals even hurt worse than running...) What kind of machines can I use and shouldn't I use? How can I get a cardio workout without straining my knees?
Patellafemoral syndrome refers to pain that occurs due to misarticulation of the patella....this can be caused by a tight quadiceps, weak quadriceps, abnormal angle between the hip and knee, poor foot alignment, as well as a number of other things.
Chondromalacia patella refers to changes on the underside of the patella, causing it to "soften." Chondromalacia patella is usually caused by patellafemoral syndrome...chronic misarticulation causes these changes.
This is not a no pain no gain situation...as painful exercises may only further exaccerbate your condition. Once chondromalalica patella occurs, it usually takes a couple months for the majority of the pain to go away, but could take up to 3-6 months of continuing the home exercise program.
It requires a delicate balance between doing too much and doing too little. Different treatment option in physical therapy include: stretching/strengthening of deficiant muscle groups, addressing any foot anomalies, bracing or taping techniques, etc. All of these would best be discussed with your PT since he or she has completed the evaluation. (+ info
What percentage of individuals with Autism or Asperger syndrome get married?
I have Asperger syndrome. But I was wondering out of curiosity, it seems as if most "normal" people eventually get married at some point in their lives. This may not necessarily be true of autistic individuals, so does anybody have statistics?
I don't think there's a specific statistic, but it is known that many people with Aspergers do get married. I know a few who have. Aspergers only creates a delay in understanding social cues, it doesn't make a person unable to have good relationships. (+ info
How can you tell if someone has Munchausen Syndrome?
I have a friend who is constantly complaining about irrational things, she always thinks that she's sick and the only thing she will talk about (besides the complaining) are her doctors. Is it possible that she has Munchausen Syndrome?
I forgot to add that she deliberately causes harm to herself and tries to makes people think it's from some sort of physical ailment. She's always diagnosing herself with random diseases or conditions.
Munchausens isn't necessarily making someone else ill - if you make someone else ill, it's actually munchausens by proxy. I did a bit of research a while back because I'm convinced this girl displays symptoms of it - she's always in and out of hospital for something, but oddly enough seems fine the rest of the time. Plus she's a renowned liar anyway.
Your friend needs help, but are you positive that she doesn't have any of things she says she does? I wouldn't say abandon her - she's obviously troubled and needs your support. It could be Munchausens, but it could be something less complex like depression or an anxiety disorder. Obviously only a doctor would be able to assess her properly. (+ info
How long would Guillain–Barré syndrome take to show up in someone after an injection?
How long would Guillain–Barré syndrome take to show up in someone after an injection?
So lets say someone got a swine flu shot, and they contracted GB syndrome, would they be able to be diagnosed right away? or would GB take a while to take effect?
Guillain-Barré syndrome is rare. Usually Guillain-Barré occurs a few days or weeks after a person has had symptoms of a respiratory or gastrointestinal viral infection. Occasionally, surgery or vaccinations (any vaccinations) will trigger the syndrome. It can develop over the course of hours or days, or it may take up to 3 to 4 weeks. Most people, however, recover from even the most severe cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, although some continue to have some degree of weakness. (+ info
How do they determine Down Syndrome while pregnant?
I just seen a question on here about the blood test they offer you to take. My doctor asked me if I wanted to do it but I asked her for some time to think about it. But how exactly do they determine a baby having down syndrome? And what causes a child to have down syndrome?
Sorry if it seems like a stupid question but this is my first child and I am really curious.
there are 2 ways.
the first calculates the probabilty of down. an ultrasound is done at 13weeks which measures the nuchal translucency (thickness) of the babys neck, this along with a blood test and family history, calculates a probability of downs.
the second, give a clear yes or no answer. its called amniocentesis. a needle is passed into the amniotic sac and a sample of fluid is taken, tested and gives a resulted of the chromosomes, downs is identified by 1 extra chromosome to a 'normal' sample. this test is fairly invasive, and carries a 1% chance of miscarriage. (+ info
What happens when two down syndrome people have a baby?
I know downs syndrome is caused by an extra chromosome 21, I want to know if when two people with downs syndrome have a baby if the extra chromosome match up and the baby doesn't have it or has special abilities or something.
The first of the X-men is born. (+ info
Where do I start if I want to interview someone with Down Syndrome?
I have a school project on Down Syndrome and one of the requirements is interviewing someone with the disease or the caretaker of someone with that disease. I have chosen Down Syndrome. I'd like to find someone but have no idea where to start. I know doctors can't tell me because of doctor-patient confedentiality but does anyone have any ideas where or how I can find someone?
Call Easter Seals. Also, a local school may allow you to talk to a parent if they tell the parent that someone needs to do an interview and if it is OK with them, then they can call you. You also might put a wanted advertisement on Craigslist, but just do it on the phone and don't be going to their house by yourself. Your school guidance counselor might be able to help you get in touch with a parent by asking them if they would call you. (+ info
How do you deal with a person with Downs Syndrome correctly?
At my school we have a program called 'Peer Support' in which the students in their final year 'support' the new students coming to the school for a term. Well, in the class I am taking, one student has Downs syndrome, and as i've heard it's a mild case (not that I know what is considered severe/mild), anyway, does anyone have any tips or some information that can make it easier to work with this person? Thanks.
A person with mild Down's syndrome is simply a slow learner. But he does learn.
Basically, treat him with the same friendliness and respect that you would any other student. Just be a little bit alert for signs that he doesn't understand, maybe you were going too fast for him, so slow down a little. You could say something like, "If I'm going too fast for you, just stop me and let me know. Sometimes I talk too fast." "Don't be shy about asking questions!"
Also, don't be afraid to ask him questions to find out what he needs from you. You'll get a feel for him after a little while. Like non-Downs people, each individual has his/her own personality. (+ info
Can a 38 year old male who has down syndrome but is otherwise healthy as a horse suddenly develop seizures?
Can a 38 year old male who has down syndrome but is otherwise healthy as a horse suddenly develop seizures. Well, let me rephrase. I know they *can*, anyone can, but is that common or even heard of?
PROBABLY NOT BUT DON'T KNOW = )
JUST GOOGLE IT
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