Taking Medicines as Prescribed - Medicine and Long-Term Health Problems
You may be taking medicine for a long-term (chronic) health problem. Some chronic diseases can be controlled,but they usually cannot be cured. You may need to take one or more medicines for the rest of your life. Here are some examples of common chronic health problems and how medicines help: Medicines for type 2 diabetes can help your body make more insulin or decrease resistance to insulin. ...
Elbow pain may be caused by a sports injury or it could be a sign of arthritis, bursitis, gout, cellulitis or another condition. WebMD takes a look at the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of elbow pain.
Costochondritis is a painful condition caused by inflammation in the chest area. It can feel like a heart attack. Take a look at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this condition.
Picture of the Rotator Cuff
WebMD's Rotator Cuff Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the rotator cuff. Learn about its function, location in the body, and conditions that affect this part of the body.
Dupuytren's Contracture: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of Dupuytren's contracture.
Pain Management: Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is a common cause of joint pain. WebMD tells you about managing the pain using drug and nondrug therapies.
Pain Management: Treatment Overview
WebMD provides an overview of treatments for chronic pain, from surgery to herbal remedies.
Chronic Pain: Where to Get Help
WebMD provides a list of pain management resources to help you find information and support.
Handicap Parking Permits: How to Get One
If you’re disabled or have a chronic illness, you might qualify for a handicap parking permit. WebMD tells you more.
Surgery Options for Patellar Tracking Disorder - Topic Overview
One cause of patellar tracking disorder is a tight lateral retinaculum,a ligament complex that anchors the outer edge of the patella. See a picture of the ligaments of the knee. If your patella is being pulled to the side by a tight lateral retinaculum,a surgeon may recommend a lateral release. This procedure,often done by arthroscopic surgery,cuts the lateral retinaculum. Most people ...