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Ankle Pain (Tendinitis)

Ankle Pain (Tendinitis)

What causes ankle pain and ankle tendinitis? Both ankle pain and ankle tendinitis can be caused by injuries (such as sprains and strains from sports) or diseases and conditions (such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout). What injuries can cause ankle pain, and how are they treated? Ankle sprains and fractures Ankle sprains are one of […]

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Medical Marijuana Won’t Help Ease Opioid Crisis: Study

Medical Marijuana Won’t Help Ease Opioid Crisis: Study

Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some proponents of medical marijuana have claimed that its use against pain might help curb the ongoing crisis of opioid abuse. But a new study refutes that notion, finding that state laws legalizing medical marijuana have had little impact on the issue. “When comparing […]

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Another Study Casts Doubt on Safety of Herbal Drug Kratom

Another Study Casts Doubt on Safety of Herbal Drug Kratom

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The herbal supplement kratom regularly causes serious side effects and doesn’t appear safe for use, a new study argues. Kratom, made from the leaves of a Southeast Asian plant, is usually used to treat pain and addiction. But poison control […]

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Muscle Spasms

Muscle Spasms

How do health care professionals diagnose muscle spasms? Most people have experienced a skeletal muscle spasm due to overexertion, especially in a warm environment, and are able to self-diagnose. However, if the spasms are severe, last a long time, or keep recurring, it is reasonable to see a health-care professional for evaluation. The diagnosis usually […]

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What causes a hot back?

What causes a hot back?

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Coccydynia (Tailbone Pain)

Coccydynia (Tailbone Pain)

Causes of Coccydynia Coccydynia is associated with pain and tenderness at the tip of the tailbone between the buttocks. The pain is often worsened by sitting. Coccydynia is often caused by an injury, but may occur seemingly spontaneously. There are many causes of tailbone pain which can mimic coccydynia, including sciatica, infection, pilonidal cysts, and […]

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propoxyphene and acetaminophen (Darvocet)

propoxyphene and acetaminophen (Darvocet)

What is the dosage for propoxyphene and acetaminophen? The recommended adult dose is 1-2 tablets every 4 hours as needed for relief of pain. The total dose should not exceed six 100/650 mg tablets or twelve 50/325 mg tablets in a 24-hour period. Which drugs or supplements interact with propoxyphene and acetaminophen? Propoxyphene, like other […]