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Knee Pain Health Center

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  1. What's Causing My Chest Pain?

    WebMD discusses possible causes of chest pain as well as when to see a doctor.

  2. Swelling - Topic Overview

    Bursitis is an inflammation of the small sacs of fluid (bursae) that cushion and lubricate the areas between tendons and bones. The trochanteric bursa is a large sac separating the greater trochanter of the hip and the muscles and tendons of the thighs and buttock. Bursitis can affect many of the bursae around the hip,but trochanteric bursitis is the most common. Trochanteric bursitis occurs ...

  3. Swelling - Topic Overview

    Medicine is one of the many tools your doctor has to treat long-term health problems. Taking medicine as your doctor suggests will improve your health and may prevent future problems. If you don't take your medicines properly,you may be putting your health,and perhaps your life,at risk. Taking your medicines as your doctor says may include: What time you take them,such as in the morning or ...

  4. Swelling - Frequently Asked Questions

    Planning for anesthesia:What do I need to know about anesthesia?Who will be caring for me when I receive anesthesia?What factors affect the choice of anesthesia?Types of anesthesia:What are the major types of anesthesia?What kinds of medications are used for anesthesia?Risks and possible problems:What are the potential risks or complications of anesthetic medications?What medical conditions may ..

  5. Swelling - Topic Overview

    The following exercises will help strengthen the muscles in your neck as well as relieve existing neck pain. You don't need to do every exercise. Do the ones that help you the most. Stop any exercise that increases pain. Do each exercise slowly.Talk to your doctor before doing any of these exercises.Side and diagonal stretchesDorsal glideChest and shoulder stretchHands on head

  6. Swelling - Topic Overview

    The goal of occupational therapy is to help people live as independently as possible. Occupational therapists use work,self-care,and recreational activities to increase the flexibility and independent function of people with rheumatoid arthritis and other long-lasting conditions. Occupational therapy can include: Assistance and training in performing activities such as dressing,cooking,and ...

  7. Swelling - Overcoming Barriers to Taking Your Medicines

    People don't take medicines for many reasons. If you're having problems taking your medicines as prescribed,it may help to think about why you're having trouble. When your reasons are clear,you can find ways to deal with the problems. This may make it easier to take your medicines as your doctor wants you to. Here are some common concerns about taking medicines,along with some ideas for ...

  8. Swelling - Topic Overview

    What is anesthesia?Anesthesia is the use of medications and close monitoring to provide comfort and maintain vital life functions during surgery or other medical procedures. Medication use and close monitoring assist in controlling breathing, blood pressure, heart rate and rhythm, and blood flow. Your anesthesia specialist, whether it is an anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist, is responsible .

  9. Swelling - Topic Overview

    A Baker's cyst is a pocket of fluid that forms a lump behind the knee. It is also called a popliteal cyst.

  10. Swelling - 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. ...

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