Groin Problems and Injuries - Preparing For Your Appointment
A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Groin Problem and Injuries.
Groin Problems and Injuries - Prevention
The following tips may help you prevent a groin injury or other problems in the groin area.
Olecranon Bursitis (Popeye Elbow) - Topic Overview
What is olecranon bursitis?Bursitis is an inflammation of small sacs of fluid (bursae) that help joints move smoothly. Olecranon bursitis, which affects the olecranon bursa at the back of the elbow, is sometimes called Popeye elbow. This is because the bump that develops at the back of the elbow looks like the cartoon character Popeye's elbow.What causes olecranon bursitis?There are three general
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Exams and Tests
Carpal tunnel syndrome is usually diagnosed from the results of a: Medical history, including any medical conditions or illnesses, prior injuries, current symptoms, or daily activities that may be causing your symptoms. Hand diagram. You may be asked to h
Types of Chest Injuries - Topic Overview
A blow to the chest can cause a minor or serious injury. It is not unusual to have the "wind knocked out of you" and be short of breath for a few minutes after a blow to the chest. Even after a chest injury,it is important to determine whether your pain might be caused by a heart problem. If you do not have any symptoms of a heart attack or angina,your pain is probably caused by your chest ...
Knee Problems and Injuries - Prevention
Tips to help prevent knee problems and injuries.
Manual Therapy for Neck Pain - Topic Overview
Manual therapy includes: Massage,which applies pressure to the soft tissues of the body,such as the muscles. Mobilization,which uses slow,measured movements to twist,pull,or push bones and joints. Manipulation,which uses rapid,forceful movements to move the bones and joints. Chiropractors,osteopaths,massage therapists,and physical therapists sometimes use manual treatment. Manual ...
Exercises for Arm and Wrist - Topic Overview
Your doctor can give you information about exercises for building flexibility and strength in your hand, wrist, and arm.Exercises for flexibility may include:Rotating your wrist up, down, and from side to side.Stretching your fingers far apart, then relaxing them, then stretching them again.Stretching your thumb by pulling it back gently, holding it, and then releasing it.Exercises to increase strength may include:Squeezing a rubber ball.Wrist curls and extensions with a light weight.If any exercise or motion causes pain or swelling, stop that exercise, or reduce the intensity or amount of motion.
Knee Problems and Injuries - Preparing For Your Appointment
A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Knee Problems and Injuries.
Cervical Collars - Topic Overview
Cervical (neck) collars are sometimes used to support the neck.Hard collars are rigid and are usually made from plastic. They hold the head and neck very still. They are usually only used after major surgery or a serious injury, such as a broken neck.Soft collars may be made from felt, foam, or rubber. They allow some movement of the head and neck. Soft cervical collars are sometimes used after surgery, but they are of limited value in other neck treatment. Sometimes they can be helpful after a moderate neck injury. When they are used for this purpose, they are typically used for only a few hours a day and for less than a week or two. But for long-lasting neck pain, other types of treatment are more helpful.For more information on treating neck pain, see the following topics:Neck PainOffice Ergonomics