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What causes finger numbness?

Numbness in the fingers and hand can have a variety of different causes, including a pinched nerve, medications, and myofascial pain syndrome. Learn more in this article.

Bladder cancer: What to know about BCG treatment

Bacillus Calmette–Guerin (BCG) treatment can help prevent cancer from returning following surgery for early-stage bladder cancer. Doctors deliver BCG directly to a person’s bladder using a catheter. L...

What is the cause of back pain and shortness of breath?

Back pain and shortness of breath may be a sign of many potential conditions. These may be mild or severe. Treatment depends on the underlying condition.

Best exercises and remedies for plantar fasciitis

Certain foot and leg stretches can speed up recovery and relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis. In this article, we provide a visual guide to exercises that can help.

Chronic pain relief: Mindfulness may be just as good as CBT

A new analysis compares the benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy with those of mindfulness-based stress reduction for relieving chronic pain.

How does psoriatic arthritis affect the nails?

Psoriatic arthritis affects the nails in many ways, causing pitting, discoloration, and brittleness. Learn more about the signs and symptoms in this article.

What causes gas pain during pregnancy?

Gas pain is common during the early and late stages of pregnancy. In this article, we discuss the causes of gas pain, how to relieve symptoms and other conditions that cause similar symptoms.

How to tell if contractions are real

Braxton-Hicks contractions prepare the body for labor, but they are not real contractions. Real contractions are consistent and increasingly frequent. Learn more here.

What to know about psoriatic arthritis of the knee

Psoriatic arthritis can affect many joints, including the knees. Symptoms in the knee can cause significant problems with walking and standing. In this article, learn about how doctors diagnose and tr...

Why sleep is the best painkiller

New research reveals the effects of sleep deprivation on the brain's pain-processing mechanisms: Sleep loss may inhibit the brain's ability to kill pain.

What is mastoiditis?

Mastoiditis is a severe infection of a bone behind the ear. The condition is rare, and symptoms include pain, fever, and swelling. Ear infections are the most common cause of mastoiditis. Learn more here.

Why does my tooth still hurt after a filling?

Some tooth sensitivity after a filling is normal. In this article, we look at the reasons why this occurs, when to see a doctor, and treatments to help relieve tooth sensitivity.

What to know about contusions

A contusion is the medical term for a bruise. They may affect the bones, muscles, skin, eyes, mouth, and many of the internal organs. Learn more about types of contusion here.

What to know about front shoulder pain

Pain in the front of the shoulder can have many potential causes, including muscle injury and torn ligaments. Learn more about the possible causes of front shoulder pain here.

What causes bladder pain?

Bladder pain may occur due to interstitial cystitis, a bladder infection, bladder cancer, or kidney stones. In this article, we look at the causes and treatment of bladder pain.

How to relieve nerve pain in MS

There are many simple home remedies that can help with multiple sclerosis (MS) nerve pain in the legs, feet, arms, and back. Many remedies will also work on other areas of the body. Learn more about r...

Common pain relievers may worsen C. difficile infection

According to a recent study, certain pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory medication can increase the risks relating to C. difficile infection.

What does round ligament pain feel like?

Round ligament pains are sharp, shooting pains that occur in the pelvis during pregnancy. In this article, learn how they feel and how to get relief.

Kratom: Everything you need to know

Kratom is a plant that grows in Southeast Asia. Some people take it for its stimulant or opioid-like effects. Learn about the possible risks in this article.

What to know about oxycodone

Oxycodone is an opioid drug that doctors prescribe to help manage moderate to severe pain. In this article, we look at the uses, risks, and effectiveness of oxycodone, along with its addictive potential.

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