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    1. Swelling - Overview

      Occupational therapy is treatment to help people live as independently as possible. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages who, because of illness, injury, developmental delays, or psychological problems, need assistance in learning skills to help them lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives. Occupational therapists use work, self - care, and recreational activities to ...

    2. Postoperative Problems - Home Treatment

      Home treatment of a groin injury can help relieve pain, swelling, and bruising and promote healing.

    3. Ice for Heel Pain - Types of Physical Therapy

      Cold and iceIce and cold packs are used in physical therapy to relieve pain, swelling, and inflammation from injuries and other conditions such as arthritis. Ice can be used for 10 to 20 minutes at a time, several times a day. For more information, see: Using ice and cold packs.Ice massage.Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE).Ice or cold packs for children.Ice or heat for low back ...

    4. Swelling - Topic Overview

      Spinal decompression surgery reduces pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerve roots and may reduce neck pain. To relieve the pressure,your doctor may remove: Bony growths (osteophytes) and fibrous tissue that are narrowing the spinal canal and pressing on spinal nerve roots. Parts of the vertebrae (laminectomy) to enlarge the spinal canal,to relieve pressure on the spinal nerve roots. ...

    5. Swelling - Topic Overview

      Orthotic devices include shoe inserts that can relieve the stress and stretching of your plantar fascia when you stand or walk. You can get the devices with or without a prescription. Orthotic devices you use for plantar fasciitis are usually made of plastic, rubber, or felt.Soft arch supports and heel cups can relieve your symptoms. They can help spread and absorb shock (from planting your foot) and ease pressure on your heel.If your heel pain is clearly related to abnormal inward twisting of the foot (pronation), an orthotic device with an arch support and heel cushion may help.Custom-made devices require a prescription. They are more expensive than nonprescription orthotics. Custom orthotics are made by taking an impression of the foot with a plaster cast and then designing an insert to control the specific mechanical problem. Before investing in an expensive custom-made orthotic device, you may want to try a nonprescription orthotic that you can get at drugstores, supermarkets, or

    6. Swelling - Topic Overview

      Unexplained shoulder pain that does not change when you move your neck, shoulder, or arm or that occurs with symptoms elsewhere in your body (such as in your abdomen or chest) may be referred shoulder pain. Referred pain means that a problem exists somewhere else in the body other than where you feel the pain.Causes of referred shoulder pain may include:Abdominal problems, such as gallstones or pancreatitis. Pelvic problems, such as a ruptured ovarian cyst.Heart or blood vessel problems in which pain is more often felt in the left arm and shoulder, such as heart attack or inflammation around the heart (pericarditis).A lung problem, such as pneumonia, where pain may be felt throughout the shoulder, shoulder blade area, upper chest, upper arm, neck, and armpit. Pain is usually felt in the shoulder on the same side as the lung problem. Other conditions, such as herpes zoster (shingles), Paget's disease, or thoracic outlet syndrome.Other problems, such as gas from laparoscopic abdominal

    7. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Other Treatment

      Other treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome include: Physical therapy techniques, such as ultrasound, hydrotherapy, and stretching and range - of - motion exercises. Ultrasound therapy uses high - pitched sound waves to create heat, which may help decreas

    8. Preventing Finger, Hand, and Wrist Problems - Topic Overview

      Try to avoid hand and wrist movements that can cause pain and other symptoms.Keep your wrists straight or only slightly bent. Avoid activities that bend or twist the wrists for long periods of time.Take frequent breaks from typing or other repetitive activities to stretch your hands and wrists.Avoid doing repetitive movements (hammering, typing, knitting, quilting, sweeping, raking, playing racquet sports, rowing) for long periods of time without rest breaks.Avoid holding objects in one position for long periods of time (holding a book or playing cards).Watch your grip. Gripping with only the thumb and index finger can stress the wrist. Whenever possible, use your whole hand to grasp an object.Reduce the speed and force of repetitive hand movements.When working with tools that vibrate (drills, sanders), use specially designed gloves that support the wrist and have vibration-absorbing padding. Take frequent breaks, and switch hands often.Stop any activities that you think may be

    9. Wrist Splint for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Topic Overview

      A wrist splint is a brace that looks like a fingerless glove and that stabilizes your wrist in a straight and sometimes slightly bent-back position. Wearing a wrist splint minimizes pressure on the median nerve and allows you a period of "relative rest" from movements that make carpal tunnel syndrome worse. Think about these guidelines when you use a wrist splint: When worn to stabilize the ...

    10. Ice for Heel Pain - Topic Overview

      Recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) with no cause is defined as at least 3 separate episodes of abdominal pain that occur in a 3-month period. These episodes are often severe,and the child is not able to do his or her normal activities. It may affect up to 30% of children between the ages of 4 and 12. Symptoms of RAP are different for every child and may change with each episode. Symptoms may ...

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