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Knee Pain Health Center

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  1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Prevention

    Because carpal tunnel syndrome is usually caused by multiple factors-including health conditions and activities-the most important step in preventing it is to take good care of your general health. This includes maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking,

  2. Preventing Finger, Hand, and Wrist Problems - 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

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

    If you have pain, tingling, and other problems in your hand because of carpal tunnel syndrome, you can take steps to help the pain. Steps to relieve pain and reduce swelling include: Applying ice to the palm side of the hand and wrist for short periods.Avoiding sleeping on your hands or with your wrists bent. Wearing a wrist splint at night is often helpful.Taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which may help reduce swelling and relieve pain. They may be helpful for some people, although they are not generally thought to be effective for carpal tunnel syndrome. Other lifestyle changes such as losing weight, quitting smoking, reducing the amount of alcohol you drink, and controlling medical conditions, such as diabetes, may help relieve your symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome related to swelling.

  4. Swelling - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Hammer, Claw, or Mallet Toe: Should I Have Surgery?Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Foot Problems: Finding the Right Shoes

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

    Repeated hand and wrist movements, especially if they are done in awkward positions such as with the wrist bent forward or back, can cause swelling or thickening of tissues within the carpal tunnel. The swelling makes the carpal tunnel smaller and puts pressure on the median nerve, which can cause tingling or pain in the wrist and hand.These kinds of hand and wrist movements are done in every part of our lives, during:Work (such as cutting meat; repairing cars; construction, especially when using vibrating tools; prolonged bar-code scanning; using a computer).Daily activities (such as cooking, cleaning, gardening).Hobbies (such as needlework, knitting, painting, holding a book while reading).Sports (such as tennis, golf, bicycling).Here are some things you can do to put less strain on your body:For activities such as typing and knitting, keep your forearms parallel to the floor or slightly lowered.Keep your shoulders relaxed and not raised.Your wrists and hands should be in line with

  6. Knee Problems and Injuries - Home Treatment

    Home treatment may help relieve pain, swelling, and stiffness in the knees.

  7. Swelling - 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

  8. Fentanyl

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  9. Swelling - Topic Overview

    Abdominal pain can be widespread or localized to one area, such as lower or left side abdominal pain. Learn what causes different types of abdominal pain.

  10. Swelling - Topic Overview

    What is magnetic field therapy?Magnetic field therapy uses magnets to maintain health and treat illness. The human body and the earth naturally produce electric and magnetic fields. Electromagnetic fields also can be technologically produced, such as radio and television currents. Practitioners of magnetic field therapy believe that interactions between the body, the earth, and other ...

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