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Why does my ankle hurt?

Why does my ankle hurt?

A person’s ankle may hurt for many reasons, from minor injuries to chronic medical conditions such as arthritis.Ankle pain can stem from a variety of injuries to the bones, muscles, and soft tissue structures that support the ankle. Depending on the cause, the pain can feel like sharp, shooting pain, or a dull ache. People […]

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Top 10 stretches for shoulder tightness

Top 10 stretches for shoulder tightness

Shoulder stretches can help relieve muscle tension, pain, and tightness in the neck and shoulders. Stiff or tight shoulders can cause discomfort and limit a person’s range of motion. If the tightness goes unchecked, it can lead to neck pain and cause tension headaches. In this article, we describe 10 shoulder stretches and their benefits. […]

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AHA News: Opioid Meds Pose Danger to Kidney Disease Patients

AHA News: Opioid Meds Pose Danger to Kidney Disease Patients

Latest Chronic Pain News WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — Medication options can be limited for people with chronic kidney disease, which is why they often get prescribed opioids to help manage pain. But new research finds that opioids could increase the risk of hospitalization and even death. In a study presented […]

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Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)

Source: Getty Images Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome facts The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. When this joint is injured or damaged, it can lead to a localized pain disorder called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome or temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Causes of TMJ disorders include injury to the teeth or […]

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Shoulder and Neck Pain

Shoulder and Neck Pain

What is shoulder and neck pain? Your neck and shoulders contain muscles, bones, nerves, arteries, and veins, as well as many ligaments and other supporting structures. Many conditions can cause pain in the neck and shoulder area. Some are life-threatening (such as heart attack and major trauma), and others are not so dangerous (such as […]

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Sciatica

Sciatica

Sciatica Treatment Epidural Cortisone Injections for Sciatica From Herniated Disc…Beneficial? A majority of patients with sciatica from disc herniation have resolution of their pain with various conservative measures, including antiinflammatory and muscle-relaxant medications, exercises, physical therapy, and time. However, some 10%-15% of affected patients require surgical procedures to relieve the pain. Learn more about cortisone […]

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What are synovial cysts?

What are synovial cysts?

Synovial cysts are small, fluid-filled lumps that tend to form on the lower spine. These cysts are not cancerous and often do not cause any symptoms. However, they can sometimes lead to problems such as sciatica. Treatment options for synovial cysts include taking pain medication and seeking physical therapy. If a cyst is causing severe […]

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Foot Pain

Foot Pain

What follow-up care is needed after foot pain is treated? There may be follow-up tests, scans, or X-rays. A plan for a gradual return to play should be started once the pain is reduced and muscle strength and flexibility are restored. Temporary bracing and use of custom orthotic device may become necessary to gradually return to […]

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cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril, Amrix, Fexmid)

cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril, Amrix, Fexmid)

What is cyclobenzaprine (Amrix, Fexmid, Flexeril)? Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant. Cyclobenzaprine relieves muscle spasm when the spasm is due to local problems, that is, in the muscle itself and not in the nerves controlling the muscles. Cyclobenzaprine has no effect on muscle function. Cyclobenzaprine seems to accomplish its beneficial effect through a complex mechanism […]