Over The Counter Pain Relief For Joints

By | June 7, 2017

3 Steps to Permanent Relief for SI Joint and Pelvic Pain

Today we are going to cover the 3 steps topermanent relief for pelvic and SI joint pain. Now what is SI joint painé The SI joint, ifyou do have SI joint pain, is pain on either side of the tailbone where the tailbone connectsto the pelvis. So this is a drawing of the pelvis. This is your tailbone. This isyour lumbar spine or your lower back, the bones in your lower back called vertebraesitting on top of your tailbone. Then on either side of that you have your right hip or yourleft hip if we are looking at a person from the front. When we see somebody with SI jointpain, they will typically have pain on that given side. 70% of the time, it is on theright side. Don't ask me why that is but

70% of the time we know it is on the right. You canalso get shooting groin pain, buttocks pain and symptoms down the outside of the leg thatis affected. It might be pain, numbness, tingling, burning. Typically, that personsuffers from a heaviness as well. It can also cause some incontinence and leaking issuesas along to effect sexual performance as well. It can be absolutely devastating ifthe pelvic problem is bad enough. Fortunately, most people just have pain on one side. Sowhat can you do about ité That person who has SI joint problems typically has troublerolling over in bed, getting in and out of a car, crossing one leg over the other. Usuallythey have trouble sitting for long periods

of time especially if it is on a couch or a softsurface. So it can be absolutely devastating. Now what are the steps to permanent relieffor thaté Number 1 is this. Most people when we seethem if they are going to try exercises on their own and they only have a little bitof SI joint pain or pelvic pain, they are doing stretches. Yes, there is a very basic stretchwhich most people show me on Day 1. It is a piriformis stretch which is where you grabthe knee and pull it up and across to the opposite shoulder. It will give the personwho suffers pelvic or SI joint problems and pain temporary relief. However, long termwe don't want to stretch. We want to

strengthen or stabilize. Why is thaté Whensomebody has an SI joint problem, so the center of gravity of your entire body is inthe center of your pelvis. That needs to move the right way and it needs to be stable whenyou are doing day to day activities. If it is not stable enough, what will happen is thejoint will move so far that it becomes stuck. So if we are looking at the tailbone, we havethe tailbone and we have the pelvis and you get a normal gliding day to day. If morestress, more force is put through the pelvis than the pelvis itself can handle, that SIjoint can handle, what will happen is you actually become stuck. Now that creates allsorts of problems for the muscle around it.

What most people do is try to stretch theirway out of it. The problem is not stretching and it is not flexibility. It is actuallya stability issue. If we want to stabilize, we need to do strengthening exercises. If you go on ourYouTube channel, on the Madden PT official YouTube channel, there is a tutorialcalled Top 3 Exercises for SI Joint and Pelvic Stability. They are very low grade, kindergartenlevelexercises where you can at least begin stabilizing the muscles that controlyour pelvis. But we don't want to stretch, we want to think stabilize. Step 2 is we want to take a look at our habits.So what are some habits that lead to

pelvic instability and problemsé Number oneis standing with the weight shifted. So if I'm standing like this with my weight shiftedside to side for long periods of time, what that does is over years and years and yearsit weakens the ligaments which are tissue that hold joints together that we can't control.Think about somebody with an ankle sprain. They sprained a ligament. They stretchedthe ligament but it is not a muscle. It is different than a muscle. There are littlehabits that we do. If I stand like this and let's say I weigh 175 pounds and if I'm standinglike this, I have 150 pounds on one side and 25 pounds on the other. Where if I'm standingbalanced, I have 87 ½ pounds on each

Managing pain after hip or knee replacement

After joint replacement you will need painmedication to help with the pain from surgery. As a physiotherapist I see how important painmanagement is to how well you will recover. Patients who told us they struggled with painmanagement after surgery said they didn't know how to get the answers to their questions.This tutorial was designed to answer some of the most common questions patients have aboutpain management. Hi, my name is Martin van der Vyver andI am an anaesthesiologist on the Acute Pain Service.You will remember that before surgery a member of the anaesthesia team met with you to talkabout the type of anaesthetic you would have

during surgery.We also play an important role in terms of pain management while you are here in the. The goal of your health care team is to make sure you are as comfortable aspossible. Good pain control allows you to do your exercises and move around better,which is critical to your recovery. The Acute Pain Service will also help to determine whatpain medication will work best for you when you leave the . Hi, my name is ShirleyMusclow and I am a nurse practitioner on the Acute Pain Service. As a nurse practitionerI have advanced training and I specialize in pain management. A member of the AcutePain Service will usually come to your

room on the first and second day after surgeryand ask you questions about your pain. This is so we can determine what would be bestfor you. We will ask you to rate your pain using a pain rating scale from 010. The numberthat you choose on the pain rating scale and how you describe the pain helps us to determineif the pain medication is working or if it needs to be changed. Your nurse will alsoregularly ask you about your pain and we encourage you to let any member of the health care teamknow if your pain is not well managed. Every patient is different in how much painmedication you may need and how long after surgery you may need it. Your pain medicationwill work best if taken at least 30 minutes

before activities or exercises. Pain is oftenmore noticeable in the evening and should be well managed to allow you to sleep. When you leave the you will be givena prescription for pain medication from your surgeon. Your surgeon will likely prescribeseveral medications; these may include an opioid pain medication (such as Hydromorphoneor Oxycodone), acetaminophen (which is commonly known as Tylenol) and an antiinflammatory.These medications work together and can help make you more comfortable and able to do yourexercises. If you notice that your opioid pain medicationis running low and you feel you still need

it, please plan ahead and phone your surgeonsoffice 34 days before you run out. If you have already had your first followup visitwith the surgeon then call your family . These medications especially the opioid canhave adverse effects or undesired effects. Many people taking opioid pain medicationexperience constipation. If you are having difficulty with your bowel movements you shoulddrink more fluids, eat foods high in fibre and slowly increase your activity. In orderto help with this you may receive a laxative while you are in and if you continueto experience constipation while you are at home you may need to continue with a laxative.Speak with your pharmacist or family

about what would be best for you.Another possible side effect or adverse effect of this medication is stomach upset. If yourstomach is upset, try taking the medication with food. If this does not help, ask yourpharmacist or family to recommend something to settle your stomach or try taking a smalleramount of pain medication, for example take one tablet instead of two. If these suggestionsdon't help with your stomach upset, please call your surgeon. Your pain medication mayneed to be changed. If the pain medication makes you very sleepy,confused or quite dizzy, stop taking the medication and call your surgeon for further advice.If your medication makes you a little sleepy

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