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Torn rotator cuff: Everything you need to know

Torn rotator cuff: Everything you need to know

A torn rotator cuff is a common injury that affects a person’s ability to lift and rotate their arm. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, an estimated 2 million people in the United States will visit a doctor for a rotator cuff problem each year. The rotator cuff is four muscles connected by […]

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What can cause pain in the palm of the hand?

What can cause pain in the palm of the hand?

Pain in the palm of the hand can affect a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks. Causes can include injuries, infections, and conditions that affect the nerves, blood vessels, or tissues inside the hands. In this article, we describe some possible causes of pain in the palm of the hand, along with other symptoms and […]

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Does a common pain reliever reduce empathy?

Does a common pain reliever reduce empathy?

Following on from a series of similar studies, researchers are once again investigating whether acetaminophen can influence our psychology. This time, the focus is on positive empathy. Could acetaminophen reduce our ability to demonstrate empathy? Acetaminophen is one of the most commonly used drugs globally. It offers quick relief from mild pain and is readily […]

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What can cause morning back pain?

What can cause morning back pain?

Waking up with lower back pain can often indicate a problem with a person’s sleeping posture, mattress, or pillows. However, morning back pain can sometimes be a symptom of a medical condition. Waking up with lower back pain can make for a slow start to a person’s day. Determining the cause of the pain can […]

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Americans Are Dying From Kratom Overdoses: CDC

Americans Are Dying From Kratom Overdoses: CDC

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Although many people believe the herbal drug kratom to be harmless, new research has found that, in an 18-month period, 91 Americans lost their lives to fatal overdoses in which the drug was a contributing factor. In seven of those […]

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Don’t Suddenly Stop Taking a Prescribed Opioid, FDA Warns

Don’t Suddenly Stop Taking a Prescribed Opioid, FDA Warns

Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Because of the danger of “serious harm” to patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising doctors not to suddenly stop patients from taking opioid painkillers, or drastically lower the dose. In a statement released Tuesday, the agency said it is adding a […]

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What to know about hamstring tendonitis

What to know about hamstring tendonitis

Tendonitis, or tendinitis, happens when a tendon either swells or sustains tiny tears. Tendonitis usually develops over time. For some people, however, it is a sudden injury. It is possible for tendonitis to get better with home treatment and gentle exercise, especially when people begin treatment early. Hamstring tendonitis is an injury to one or […]

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What can cause pain under the right breast?

What can cause pain under the right breast?

While pain under the right breast is rarely a cause for concern, it can sometimes indicate an underlying condition. Some possible causes of this pain include injuries, infections, muscle strain, inflammation, and gastrointestinal issues. A strain or injury are common causes of pain under the right breast, and the pain usually gets better on its […]