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 my grandson is 4yrs. old, he wakes every morning with a headach. What could be the cause?
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 My ear is blocked up?
im 14 and ive had ear problems for a wile now, its now 12:40pm saturday 19 september and on the wensday i had a ear ache witch lead to a badder earache then i woke up on the next day and thought i ...


 Clicking In Ear. Help?!?
I was reciting some plays loudly and suddenly my ear started to get painful and clicking. I went downstairs and put water in it to make sure it wasn't an insect. I did this a couple of times and ...


 HELP... My shins hurt on both legs when I run.?
Oh they hurt, my legs hurt below the knee and above the ankles, right where my shins are, my calves don't hurt, just the the areas of the shins during and after I run on the treadmill, it hurts ...


 10 Points, Help. Painkillers?
i was wondering if i should take this painkiller my friend gave me. it is supposedly a really strong pain killer. they took three and were a little hyper and fuzzy feeling. Should i or not?
They ...


 AHHH! I am getting THREE shots today at my doctors appointment! What do i do?!?
I am getting a flu shot, and 2 other shots that i missed when i was like five. I am incredibly frightened of needles. I just got a shot two months ago, and i didnt cry or anything. But THREE shots! ...


 I am mad,frustrated for n oreason and my head hurts?
i am stressed about random things
and my stomach hurts a little
i dont know
i am depressed



FOR NO REASOn


any explanations ...... .....


 my friends boy just drank bleach, will he be ok?
hi my friends child just drank a cap and a half of bleach will he be ok???...


 Does consistently throwing up [or purging] cause your throat to get sore?
I do admit to having an eating disorder and I throw up on my own about 2-5 times a day. The next morning my throat hurts really bad and part of my throat is swollen. Is that caused my the acid from ...


 bad stomach ache help?
I got really bad stomach pains... i thought it was because i was hungry so I ate, but it didnt really help.
Is there anything that can help?...


 My daughter is constapated. What can i do to help her?
She is 11?...


 Every morning I feel like I am going to throw up?
I don't know if it is my nervousness of going to school or what. I eat breakfast so I know it's not an empty stomach. A lot of stuff has been going on like me missing my period and throwing ...


 My throat really hurts, what could it be?
I know, I know....you're going to tell me to go to a doctor. I'm just trying to get an idea of what I could have before I make it to the doctor's. I've had a sore throat for a ...


 whats some way to hurt your knee on purpose?
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 What's wrong with me?
The past couple of months I have had pains in my hands and joints, recently the pain has been spreading to other parts of my body like my legs, wrists and ankles. Any ideas what it could be. It'...


 when medications aren't working, how do you cure a head ache?
please help my head is pounding right now!...


 dont give attitude but my arm/ wrist won't bleed?
I've had depression problems and have just recognized it recently so don't ******* insult me and tell me to get help because I am! I've on/ off cut my left arm for about four to five ...


 i have this pain... HELP PLEASE !!!!!!!?
okay so i noticed when i run that i get this really bad cramp like pain like where i usually feel my period cramps and the pain is sharp and it doesn't go away for atleast a day after i run . i ...


 drinking milk with pain killers bad??
I took some painkillers for my cramps but i drank it down with some milk, i dont know why, but for some reason i think it might be bad. am i tripping?? or is this true?...


 i have quite bad sunburn on my back, anything to sooth it a little?
well it's not all my back, but its quite alot and it hurts when i lean on ...



Bonnygardener
Cortisone Injections for Arthritic Knee Pain?
My partner suffers chronic pain with this condition, and having been offered surgery has been advised it is not always successful. He then asked his G.P about the possibility of Cotisone and was informed this wasn't possible as no fluid existed on the knee.

I've since discovered through the Net that it IS possibe to have this treatment, and that considerable relief can be obtained for lengthy periods of time. (i,e 6 months).

Can anyone shed any more light on this please as we now consider it might be worth getting a second opinion. (incidentally oral medication and heat treatment has been used but with minimal effect). I would be grateful for any info on this. Thanks.
                     




nendlin
the injections can also add to the pain and burn in many cases and are very toxic


walter k
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Been here done this. I take 5oo mg of glucosamine, 400 mg chondroitin 3 times daily. After 7 days the pain is significantly reduced.


SailorDumb
Cortisone shots can be very effective - if they work. I think most of the time they do. However, if it doesn't work, it is pretty permanent, and have awful side effects. My aunt had that shot in her foot, because her foot was hurting. It didn't work. Now her foot is worse and she cant really wear shoes anymore - she wears sandals. She said that if she knew if it was going to turn out like that, she would have rather lived with the pain before the shot.


Pedro123
Yes he can have a steroid injection into his knee, and are effective, but the effect is largely temporary, ie weeks rather than months.
It doesn't change the amount of arthritis within the knee joint capsule, so pain will eventually recur. Just because there is no swelling/fluid around the knee doesn't mean he can't have it. All the swelling is is fluid escaping from the joint capsule or building up within.

Get it done.

If its medial joint compartment he might benefit from a knee brace also, which can "open " up the knee joint and reduce compression of the 2 bones which are grinding.

For long term relief, Glucosamine with chondritin and periosteal acupuncture.


LITTLEME
i have had cortisone injections in my knee. its is very painful for 24 hrs after i had it i couldn't move my leg i didn't sleep because The pain was so bad. it did work but on The 4th injection. i have said i will never have it again. it hurts when the doctors do it as they put it into the bone and it doesn't always work. sometimes if it does it may only be for a week or so. i have also had it in my shoulder but it didn't work. now i just keep taking the tablets. no they dint work as well as they did. time for a bigger dose i think. arthritis in legs knees hands back


ahsan a
It is a serious problem & requires 2 b investigated by an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in knee surgery. At his hands, the surgery will b successful that is, if it is required at all.
Cortisone injections into the joints r recommended from case 2 case basis & not 4 every chronic pain in knee. It is a simple technique & may relieve pain for 3-6 months.


randyandy_uk
Specialists do inject the nerve in the knees with a nerve block if it is as effective as a spinal nerve block, which I have had, it should help to relieve some of the pain for possibly up to a year. When I had my last nerve block half of the people in for an injection had there knee injected, so it must be effective. A steroid or the newer Botox injection which can helps relieve arthritis in the knee may well negate the need for surgery.
Has your partner tried a combined drug treatment or using an epilepsy drug like Gabapentin which can help with nerve pain.
Get a second opinion and push for a knee injection first and see if there is much improvement.
One of my mates had operations on both knee caps, he was nearly crippled before the ops, within six months he was walking fine without any problems. I haven't heard of any complications with modern knee surgery, recovery time can be very quick, about a month.
If pain rather than arthritis is the main problem a hospital pain clinic can prescribe much stronger drugs than a GP, especially long acting capsules or 7 day patches like Butrans for constant pain relief.
best wishes
Andy


Amazingwoo
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My Gran has had cortizone injections in her frozen shoulder and damaged toe. She said the injection hurt like hell (and she has the highest pain threshold in anyone I know!), and with the toe injection she walked in to have the injection and had to be taken back to the car in a wheelchair as she simply couldn't walk - and wasn't able to walk properly for a few days.

Once the pain of the injection wore off, she was fine but has since decided not to have anymore done as it kind of gave her that 'false wellness' feeling, i.e. she wasn't in pain so was over working herself.


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