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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...

Surprisingly, opioids may increase risk of chronic pain

Opioids are routinely given after surgery to help minimize pain. However, according to new research, opioids may increase the risk of chronic pain.

How to relieve fibromyalgia pain

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes chronic pain. The pain caused by fibromyalgia may be treated with specific pain relief drugs, or with natural methods, such as acupuncture and exercise. In this...

Can endometriosis cause leg pain?

Leg pain related to endometriosis may be more common than previously thought, affecting around 50 percent of people with endometriosis. It can also cause hip and back pain. The pain may be related to ...

What causes calf muscle pain?

Calf muscle pain is often caused by overuse or a sports injury. However, it can also indicate an underlying medical issue, including deep vein thrombosis or diabetic neuropathy. Learn more about the c...

How to treat a crick in the neck

A crick in the neck is a widespread but uncomfortable experience. Most of the time, it is caused by muscle stiffness or injuries caused by poor posture or sleeping in an uncomfortable position. Other ...

Possible causes of a bubbling feeling in the chest

A bubbling or gurgling feeling in the chest may have many possible causes. Causes could include asthma, atrial fibrillation, bronchitis, a collapsed lung, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or in...

Is it safe to hold your pee? Five possible complications

It is usually best to go to the bathroom when the urge hits, but sometimes life gets in the way. Here, learn about the possible complications of holding in pee, including urinary tract infections, dam...

Treating endometriosis symptoms at home

Endometriosis is a common condition among women. During menstrual periods it can cause severe pain, cramping, and heavy bleeding. While there is currently no cure, several home remedies have been show...

How much will this hurt? Brain waves may hold the answer

By measuring brain waves, it might soon be possible to predict who will respond more sensitively to pain. The secret, it seems, lies in our alpha waves.

What causes bladder pressure?

It is normal to feel pressure on the bladder when needing to urinate, but some people feel this pressure constantly. Interstitial cystitis is often responsible for this feeling, and we explore the cau...

What does a headache on top of the head mean?

Headaches strike different areas of the head. One of these areas is on the top of the head. Learn here what a headache on the top of the head means, and about 11 different types of common headaches th...

What could be causing my collarbone pain?

Collarbone pain is common. Some causes are easy to manage, while others require emergency treatment. Learn more about symptoms and when to see a doctor.

The 10 best blogs for fibromyalgia

Are you feeling alone with your fibromyalgia diagnosis? We have found the best fibromyalgia blogs that provide support, tips, and coping strategies.

Causes and treatment of inner thigh pain

Pain in the inner thigh can have many causes including injury, menstruation, or a hernia. Learn more about causes, treatments, and when to see a doctor.

Why do I get a pain in my back after eating?

A range of issues can cause back pain after eating, including poor posture, ulcers, and even a heart attack. Learn about symptoms and prevention here.

Have scientists found an answer to chronic pain?

Neuropathic pain is a chronic condition that affects up to 1 in 10 Americans. Researchers untangle the pathways involved and design a potential treatment.

What does it mean when your left lung hurts?

Pain ranging from mild to severe sometimes occurs around the left lung. Learn more about the condition and the many potential treatment options here.

What causes the outside of your foot to hurt?

A look at lateral foot pain or pain along the outer side of the foot. Included is detail on diagnosis and the outlook for lateral foot pain.

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