Safe Hand and Wrist Movements - Health Tools
Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Wrist Care: Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome - Topic Overview
Ulnar tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the ulnar nerve at the wrist. This nerve is found on the pinkie-finger side of the wrist. Overuse or repetitive use of the hands or wrist may cause swelling or thickening of the tissues close to the ulnar nerve. Swelling from a ganglion can also affect the ulnar nerve. Bicycle riders may develop ulnar tunnel syndrome from holding on to the ...
Referred Shoulder Pain - Topic Overview
Unexplained shoulder pain that does not change when you move your neck, shoulder, or arm or that occurs with symptoms elsewhere in your body (such as in your abdomen or chest) may be referred shoulder pain. Referred pain means that a problem exists somewhere else in the body other than where you feel the pain.Causes of referred shoulder pain may include:Abdominal problems, such as gallstones or pancreatitis. Pelvic problems, such as a ruptured ovarian cyst.Heart or blood vessel problems in which pain is more often felt in the left arm and shoulder, such as heart attack or inflammation around the heart (pericarditis).A lung problem, such as pneumonia, where pain may be felt throughout the shoulder, shoulder blade area, upper chest, upper arm, neck, and armpit. Pain is usually felt in the shoulder on the same side as the lung problem. Other conditions, such as herpes zoster (shingles), Paget's disease, or thoracic outlet syndrome.Other problems, such as gas from laparoscopic abdominal
Ice for Heel Pain - 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
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Other Treatment
Other treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome include: Physical therapy techniques, such as ultrasound, hydrotherapy, and stretching and range - of - motion exercises. Ultrasound therapy uses high - pitched sound waves to create heat, which may help decreas
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Postoperative Problems - Preparing For Your Appointment
A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Postoperative Problems.
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.
Physical Therapy - Health Tools
Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Balance exercises for vertigo Core stabilization Rehabilitation for a meniscus tear Rehabilitation for multiple sclerosis ...
Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Informatin on endoscopic surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome.