Pain Management - Side Effects of Pain Medicines
WebMD explains some of the different common side effects of pain medicine.
Pain Management - Treatment
WebMD describes some common forms of pain treatment, from medications to alternative remedies.
Pain Management - Reasons to Control Pain
WebMD shows reason why managing pain is vital to your well-being.
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 ...
Osteotomy for Patellar Tracking Disorder - Topic Overview
An osteotomy is a surgery that involves cutting the bone. When a patellar tracking disorder is caused by a structural or alignment problem,an osteotomy can be an effective treatment option. See an illustration of the knee. A tibial tubercle osteotomy moves and reinserts the patellar tendon into the shinbone (tibia). This procedure is commonly performed for one or a combination of conditions ...
Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Repair - Topic Overview
The medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) attaches to the inner edge of the patella to help keep the patella from slipping toward the outer side of the knee. A damaged MPFL can be repaired arthroscopically. Surgical repair of this ligament may be appropriate if it is: Torn by injury to the knee. Stretched and damaged by patellar dislocation. In more than 8 out of 10 people,repairing the MPFL ...
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 ...
Chronic Pain - Exams and Tests
Many exams and tests are used to evaluate chronic pain. An initial assessment includes: A detailed medical history. Your health professional will ask you about your general medical history, past illnesses, and overall health. He or she will ask you questi
Chronic Pain - Treatment Overview
Treating chronic pain can be challenging. Often the reason for the pain is not clear, and it may take several types or combinations of treatments before you find relief.
Chronic Pain - When To Call a Doctor
Call a doctor about chronic pain if your pain has lasted more than 3 months without a clear reason.