Daniel A Albert, MD
Location and Office HoursDartmouth-Hitchcock Rheumatology
1 Medical Ctr
Lebanon, NH 03756
- Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Besides acupuncture, what Oriental medicine can help with fibromyalgia?
While I am not aware of any studies confirming proof of effectiveness, i would suspect that the practices of hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation can be useful additions to a comprehensive fibromyalgia treatment regimen. These practices have been shown useful in the management of hypertension and anxiety disorders.
Are lumps developing around joints a result of rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?
Johns Hopkins Medicine answered
The presence of lumps (or nodules) is a fairly common result of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In most cases, lumps are attached to the muscles that extend or straighten limbs or body parts. Located under the skin (subcutaneous), lumps are typically found on surfaces of the arms and elbows but are also prone to develop at pressure points on the feet and knees. Lumps most often occur in patients with more severe joint disease and are more common in men.
What muscles bend the elbow?
You bend your elbow by using three muscles. These are the biceps, brachialis, and the brachioradialis.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program.)
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