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Treating a mallet finger

Treating a mallet finger

A mallet finger is an athletic injury. It happens when the outermost joint of the finger is injured causing the tip of the finger to droop. Basketball and baseball players usually experience jammed fingers, but injuries happen due to crushing accident on the job or cutting a finger while working in the kitchen. A mallet […]

frozen shoulder

How to treat frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder happens when ligaments around the shoulder joint swell and become stiff. It is characterized by difficulty in moving the shoulder and regular activities such as getting dressed or reaching for something overhead becomes painful. Over time, the stiffness of the joint continues and the range of motion becomes severely limited. Diabetic people are […]

Flexor pollicis longus pain

Flexor pollicis longus pain

The flexor pollicis longus is a muscle in the forearm and hand that function in flexing the thumb. This muscle is unique to humans and absent in other primates. Injuries to the tendons of the flexor pollicis longus takes several days to heal due to insufficient supply of blood to the tendons. What are the […]

silicosis

How to treat silicosis

Silicosis is a persistent disease of the lungs caused by prolonged and excessive exposure to crystalline silica dust. When inhaling crystalline silica dust, the lung tissues will respond by forming fibrotic nodules and cause scarring. Enlargement of the nodules will result to difficulty in breathing and eventually death. People affected by silicosis are susceptible to […]

Treating internal shingles

Internal shingles is brought about by the varicella-zoster virus which is the same virus that is responsible for chickenpox. The virus remains in dormant state in the body especially in the nerve tissues close to the brain and spinal cord after suffering from chicken pox. After several years, the virus reactivates as shingles and cause […]

Muscle cramps

Muscle cramps

During movement, there is voluntary contraction and relaxation of the muscles in a simultaneous manner. The muscles or fibers that uncontrollably contracts will result to spasm and sometimes can become a muscle cramp which is felt as the hardening of a particular muscle. Muscle cramps are a common condition and can happen in different areas […]

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is characterized as pain in the bottom of the heel. The plantar fascia is a thin ligament that attaches the heel to the front of the foot. It also helps support the arch in the foot which helps with walking. The plantar fascia has to endure wear and tear in daily life. These […]

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are also piles. It is a condition where the veins found in the lower rectum and anus becomes inflamed and swollen caused by increased pressure within them, especially due to constipation, severe diarrhea and during pregnancy due to the pressure on the enlarged uterus. Internal hemorrhoids are present in the inside lining of the rectum […]

Tension headache

A tension headache is a diffuse, mild to moderate pain that can be felt in the head that can be described as a tight band around the head. Tension headaches are the most common type of headache and pain can also be felt in the scalp and neck. In most cases, this can be a […]