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Dr. Lourdes Varela Batista

Physiatrist (Physical Medicine)

Dr. Lourdes Varela Batista is a top Pain Management Specialist in Ocala, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Lourdes Varela Batista is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Lourdes Varela Batista is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Lourdes Varela Batista is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Ocala, fl, Dr. Lourdes Varela Batista is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
11 years Experience
Dr. Lourdes L. Varela-Batista
  • Ocala, FL
  • University Of Puerto RIco Mayaguez Campus
  • Accepting new patients

Is it a good idea to soak a sprained ankle in hot water?

Yes, I usually recommend using epsom salt in your water to help with soft tissue swelling and pain. You might want to consider some therapy aimed at improving the strength of your READ MORE
Yes, I usually recommend using epsom salt in your water to help with soft tissue swelling and pain. You might want to consider some therapy aimed at improving the strength of your ankle muscles to prevent it from getting any other sprains.

Is frequent consumption of ibuprofen bad?

Long-term use of ibuprofen can cause damage to the kidneys and reflux problems. It's always good to have it with food or milk. I would get a check from your primary care physician READ MORE
Long-term use of ibuprofen can cause damage to the kidneys and reflux problems. It's always good to have it with food or milk. I would get a check from your primary care physician to make sure your kidneys are working fine.

What can I do to help with my hip pain?

First, we would need to find the reason for you hip pain. Ocassionally back problems can be reflected into the hip area. Also, there are many structures around the hip that can READ MORE
First, we would need to find the reason for you hip pain. Ocassionally back problems can be reflected into the hip area. Also, there are many structures around the hip that can cause pain like muscles that are too tight, or even a bursa we have on the outside of the hip called the greater trochanter bursa. A thorough evaluation of hip pain would be done prior to initiating any treatment plan.