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Knee Pain Health Center

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  1. Picture of the Shoulder

    WebMD's Shoulder Anatomy Page provides an image of the parts of the shoulder and describes its function, shoulder problems, and more.

  2. Swelling - When Physical Therapy Can Help

    Physical therapy and recovery from injuryPhysical therapy can help you recover from an injury and avoid future injury by reducing pain in the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments), improving flexibility and function, and building muscle strength. Your physical therapist can also evaluate how you perform an activity and make suggestions for doing the activity in a way that is less likely .

  3. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - When To Call a Doctor

    Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain in your fingers or hand that has not gone away after 2 weeks of home treatment.

  4. Swelling - Topic Overview

    What is a central venous catheter?A central venous catheter, or vascular access device (VAD), is a long, thin, flexible tube used to give medications, fluids, nutrients, or blood products over a long period of time, usually several weeks or more. The catheter is inserted through the skin into a vein often in the neck or chest. It is threaded through the vein until it reaches a large vein near the

  5. 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. Achilles Tendon Rupture: Should I Have Surgery?

  6. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Home Treatment

    Home treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome: Can ease pain and prevent further or permanent damage to your median nerve. May completely relieve your symptoms if you start treatment when symptoms first occur. If you have mild symptoms, such as occasional tin

  7. Surgery Options for Patellar Tracking Disorder - 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. Meniscus Tear: Should I Have Surgery?

  8. Swelling - Other Treatment

    Other treatments to relieve pain, prevent further injury, and return to normal activities include:Physical therapy, to relieve pain and maintain or improve strength and flexibility.Orthotic devices, such as wrist splints or a neck (cervical) collar, which may be worn at home to relieve stress and provide temporary support. Wrist splints should not be worn while you work because they can increase .

  9. Swelling - Topic Overview

    Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a condition in which a piece of bone or cartilage (or both) inside a joint loses blood supply and dies. OCD may be caused by injury or overuse from an activity that repeatedly jams one bone end against another. OCD may not cause any symptoms,or symptoms may begin suddenly,develop gradually,or come and go. The condition may be discovered by accident if an ...

  10. Swelling - 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

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