The knees support our balance and motion when we are standing, walking, and running. This critical joint helps with proper distribution of our body weight and aids the structural integrity of our legs and feet.
When any structure within the body exerts pressure on a nerve and causes dysfunction, the condition is called a pinched, compressed, impinged, or entrapped nerve. Compression can occur in diverse parts of the body. It is especially likely to arise in spots that require a nerve to run through a tight area, such as the carpal tunnel at the wrist and the intervertebral foramen, where nerve roots leave your spine.
Deciding when to go see a headache specialist can be confusing. You do not want to put in the time and effort for a healthcare appointment if you do not really need one. On the other hand, you do not want to avoid seeing a doctor, allowing symptoms to worsen and your condition to progress.
There are three main triggers of hip pain: osteoarthritis, tendinitis, and bursitis. But no matter what you call it, you just want it to go away. Different treatments work for different causes, so check out this handy guide that shows you when you can treat pain at home and when you should get to the doctor.
If you’re like many people living with chronic pain, you feel worse when the cold weather sets in. While there’s not as much scientific evidence as you’d think that connects weather changes and chronic pain, some studies have shown slight associations between pain and temperature, humidity, wind speed and barometric pressure. Most evidence is linked to weather’s effects on those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.
Sometimes back pain arises from injury. At other times, it results from the accrued impact of continuing habits. Through prevention of habits causing back pain, you can facilitate recovery from a chronic condition.
Relax. With all the concerns and worries of modern life, that can be a challenging direction to follow. However, stress can have a major impact on the body, contributing to headaches and the excessive muscular tightness that is often a precursor to pain. In this sense, combating stress is a pain-relief treatment.
The neck is one area of the body that is most susceptible to a physical manifestation of stress. More broadly, the region that includes the head, neck, and shoulders is particularly vulnerable to stress-related pain.
More than 1 in 5 American adults have received an arthritis diagnosis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with Osteoarthritis being by far the most common form. While most people generally expect the “wear and tear” inflammatory joint condition to be one that affects those over age 65, a full 14% are diagnosed as early as 25 years old. What are the causes of early onset osteoarthritis, and does a diagnosis mean doom?
How do you know if what you’re experiencing is migraine pain?
Dr. Timothy Dembowski, the founder of Atlanta Medical Clinic, begins by drawing a parallel with back pain: Someone might feel a low-back twinge after a Saturday filled with yard work – or suffer a couple of days of agony for no apparent reason.
Unless chronic neck pain is caused by an injury, the chances are that it is caused by poor posture. Because of the neck’s placement on the body, neck strain can come from the curvature of the spine below, and/or the tilt of the head above. Poor posture not only causes neck pain, but it can also lead to joint degeneration in the spine.