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Can vitamin D relieve joint pain?

Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient for bone health. Some studies suggest a link between vitamin D deficiency and joint or muscle pain, including rheumatoid arthritis. In this article, we look at what the...

Causes and treatment of lower back spasms

There are many possible causes of lower back spasm, including poor posture, muscle overuse, and injuries. In some cases, the spasm may occur as a result of a more serious, underlying condition. Here, ...

How long does numbness last after the dentist?

Going to the dentist for even a simple procedure might require numbing or anesthetic, because the nerves in the teeth are very sensitive. This numb feeling, from Novocaine or other drugs, will last so...

How to get a splinter out

Splinters are very common but can be painful, especially if they are difficult to remove. In this article, learn about different ways to remove a splinter. These include using tweezers or duct tape an...

What to know about ulnar tunnel syndrome

The ulnar nerve runs all along the arm. When it becomes compressed a person may feel pain and numbness in the outer fingers. This is called ulnar tunnel syndrome. It can be treated using surgery or wr...

Which essential oils can help with rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disorder affecting the joints. Some essential oils may help to reduce the major symptoms, such as pain, inflammation, and swelling. In this article, we explore curren...

What to know about bone spurs

Exostosis is a bone spur or outgrowth from the surface of a bone. Exostosis can affect any bone, including the knee and heel of the foot. The spur can occur inside the skull, for example, in the mouth...

What are the most painful surgeries?

People experience pain differently, so a surgery that is painful for one person may not be for another. But, there are some surgeries that research has found to be particularly painful, including thos...

How long will I survive after a liver transplant?

Liver transplant surgery is the second most common transplant surgery in the U.S. Livers typically come from deceased donors, but transplants using parts of livers from live donors are becoming more f...

Do I have fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis?

Fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have many shared symptoms, including pain, tenderness, and reduced mobility. Depending on the condition, these symptoms may affect certain joints or the enti...

How to treat esophageal spasms

Esophageal spasms can occur after a person eats certain foods, but can also be triggered by stress, medications, or GERD. Spasms of the esophagus can be treated using medications or natural remedies, ...

Can CBD oil help with migraines?

Some researchers suggest that cannabidiol (CBD) oil can treat a range of complaints and conditions. While CBD is a compound in cannabis, the oil cannot get a person high. In some people, it may reliev...

What could cause chest pain?

Pain in the chest may cause people to worry. Although some causes are severe, such as heart attacks, many of the potential causes are less worrisome. In this article, we examine 26 possible causes, in...

Fibromyalgia and chest pain: What is normal, symptoms, and treatment

Fibromyalgia causes widespread pain and tenderness. While symptoms differ, many people report intense pain in the chest and ribcage. Fibromyalgia chest pain can be associated with a condition costocho...

Researchers use light to battle chronic pain

An innovative technique uses pulses of light to trim oversensitive neurons. It could, one day, help in the treatment of neuropathic pain.

What to know about trochanteric bursitis

Trochanteric bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa in the hip. The main symptom of trochanteric bursitis is pain outside the hip at the tip of their thighbone. It can be very painful, especially at...

What are the benefits of an Epsom salt detox?

Epsom salt can be added to a warm bath or foot soak to provide a variety of benefits, including soothing the skin, reducing stress, and relieving pain. In this article, we look at the evidence behind ...

How do you stretch the latissimus dorsi?

The latissimus dorsi is a large muscle that stretches from the middle to lower back. While overuse can lead to pain, some movement may provide relief. We describe exercises that stretch and alleviate ...

What is calcific tendonitis and what causes it?

Calcific tendonitis is a condition where deposits of calcium build up in a tendon or muscle, which can lead to pain and reduced movement. It often occurs in the shoulder. We look at the possible risk ...

Is fibromyalgia worse in women?

The defining feature of fibromyalgia is widespread pain. It is more common in women than men, who may experience this and other symptoms differently. Women also tend to have more symptoms, including b...

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