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How to Tell If You Sprained Your Wrist

A sprain occurs when the ligaments connecting two bones together are either stretched or torn. The wrist is made up of eight carpal bones connecting to the two bones in the forearm. A mild sprain occurs when the ligaments are stretched and can generally be self-treated by resting, icing and compress...More...

Electronic Stimulation for Pain

Chronic pain or pain from an illness or injury can be treated with electronic stimulation. For people who cannot tolerate pain medication, electronic stimulation may be an effective alternative....More...

What You Can Do to Manage Your Heel Pain

Patients constantly complain about heel pain. However, they usually have no idea about how to treat it. Home remedies, bad advice from friends, and cleverly placed ads in Sunday newspapers tend to lead most heel pain sufferers further away from relief with every step. This article will arm you with ...More...

Ankle Tendonitis Symptoms & Treatment

Ankle tendinitis (tendonitis) is an inflammation of the ankle tendons, which attach the muscles of the lower leg to the foot. Tendinitis, which is common in athletes, may occur as a result of repetitive use of the ankle, such as running or jumping....More...

Sanding Machine Safety

Operating woodworking machinery, such as sanders, can be dangerous. OSHA, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, says that such machinery is particularly hazardous when safeguards are not in place to protect workers against occupational injuries or illnesses....More...

Feet Problems: Make Them Disappear Soon

Come to think about it, nobody wants to have feet problems. This is probably the reason why people like you tend to look for the product that solves foot problems (or any other problem in the body, for that matter) in a flash. But before you do that, make sure that you are looking for the right prod...More...

What Causes Swelling of the Hands?

AllergiesAllergies can cause the hands, among other portions of the body like the face and the feet, to swell. When the body is allergic to a substance, it releases histamines into the bloodstream. When an allergy is mild or moderate, the hands, face or feet may swell, possibly......More...

Spine Fracture Defined

Spine fractures are cracks in the spine that occur as a result of spinal trauma. These fractures can be caused by many different factors, and they range from painful to severely dangerous depending on their nature....More...

How to Read Your Bone Density Test

According to the Mayo Clinic, bone fracture, particularly of the hip, is one of the most prevalent causes of illness among the elderly and frequently results from a loss of bone density---osteoporosis. A bone density test, also called a bone mineral density (BMD) test can predict the risk of bone fr...More...

Caring for Tennis Elbow

Though the pain you experience from tennis elbow is often felt along the outside of your elbow and into your forearm, it is actually an injury caused by repeated movements in your hand and wrist. When you overuse this area of the arm, it can place stress on those tendons that connect the muscles of ...More...

How Soon After a Herniated Disc to Start Physical Therapy

A herniated disc is a common and often debilitating condition of the vertebrae. A herniated disc occurs when the inner layer of the soft part of the spinal disc pushes out of the outer, harder core of the cartilage into the spine. This can cause extreme back pain that shoots up and down the spinal w...More...

Recovering From Ankle Surgery

Ankle injuries are one of the most common, especially for athletes. Almost everyone has sprained an ankle at one time. This tearing of the ligaments can lead to future conditions such as arthritis. Ankle surgeries run the gamut from non-invasive procedures to full reconstructions. Recovering from an...More...