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Knee Pain Health Center

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  1. Swelling - Topic Overview

    Spinal decompression surgery reduces pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerve roots and may reduce neck pain. To relieve the pressure,your doctor may remove: Bony growths (osteophytes) and fibrous tissue that are narrowing the spinal canal and pressing on spinal nerve roots. Parts of the vertebrae (laminectomy) to enlarge the spinal canal,to relieve pressure on the spinal nerve roots. ...

  2. Swelling - Topic Overview

    Swelling is an increase in the size or a change in the shape of an area of the body. Swelling can be caused by collection of body fluid, tissue growth, or abnormal movement or position of tissue.

  3. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Surgery

    Most people with carpal tunnel syndrome are treated without surgery. Surgery is considered only when: Symptoms have not improved after a long period of nonsurgical treatment. Some experts recommend that surgery not be considered until after at least a yea

  4. Preventing Finger, Hand, and Wrist Problems - Topic Overview

    Try to avoid hand and wrist movements that can cause pain and other symptoms.Keep your wrists straight or only slightly bent. Avoid activities that bend or twist the wrists for long periods of time.Take frequent breaks from typing or other repetitive activities to stretch your hands and wrists.Avoid doing repetitive movements (hammering, typing, knitting, quilting, sweeping, raking, playing racquet sports, rowing) for long periods of time without rest breaks.Avoid holding objects in one position for long periods of time (holding a book or playing cards).Watch your grip. Gripping with only the thumb and index finger can stress the wrist. Whenever possible, use your whole hand to grasp an object.Reduce the speed and force of repetitive hand movements.When working with tools that vibrate (drills, sanders), use specially designed gloves that support the wrist and have vibration-absorbing padding. Take frequent breaks, and switch hands often.Stop any activities that you think may be

  5. Swelling - Topic Overview

    Bursitis-Topic Overview

  6. Pain Management - Home Treatment

    Home treatment of a groin injury can help relieve pain, swelling, and bruising and promote healing.

  7. Swelling - Preparing For Your Appointment

    A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Groin Problem and Injuries.

  8. Pain Management - Topic Overview

    Treating the first symptoms of plantar fasciitis with rest and ice can help prevent your heel pain from becoming long-lasting (chronic). This treatment is less successful after the problem has become chronic.Ice your heel when you have pain, to control the inflammation associated with overactivity or high stress on the plantar fascia. There are a number of ways to do this. Your doctor may have suggestions on what works best.Ice massage. You can use an ice cube, but it's easier to use an ice cup for ice massage. To make an ice cup, fill a small paper or foam cup about two-thirds full, and freeze it until it is solid.To use the ice cup, peel off the top of the cup so about 0.5 in. (1.3 cm) of ice is showing. The remaining part of the cup is for you to hold on to.Rub the ice in small circles all over the painful area. As the ice melts, it will drip, so put a small towel under the area you are icing.If the ice melts down so the cup is touching your skin, peel more of the cup off.Continue

  9. Corticosteroids for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Drug details for Corticosteroids for carpal tunnel syndrome.

  10. Pain Management - Topic Overview

    Abdominal pain can have many causes. Often the specific symptoms help determine the cause of the pain.Causes of abdominal pain Cause Most common symptomsGastrointestinal problems, such as constipation, gallbladder disease, bowel obstruction, pancreatitis, appendicitis, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or diverticulitisAbdominal pain or crampingChange in bowel habitsNausea or vomitingBloatingBlood in stool or in vomit Food poisoningDiarrheaNausea (feeling sick to your stomach)VomitingAbdominal crampsUrinary problems, such as a kidney stone, kidney disease, kidney infection, or bladder infectionBurning when urinatingBlood in the urineFlank pain or lower pelvic painNeed to urinate small amounts frequentlyUnable to urinateFeverDietary, such as lactose intolerance or food allergyChronic, generalized abdominal painDiarrhea (nonbloody)Gas and bloatingInflammatory disease, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitisDiarrhea (may be bloody)Fever (may

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