If you sometimes feel pain or discomfort between your shoulder blades, your rhomboid muscles may be the culprits. The muscles are positioned diagonally between the six vertebrae in your upper back and your shoulder blades (scapulae). Their main function is to retract and rotate the scapulae, and they also assist
Pain behind the knee can be caused by a variety of conditions, the vast majority of which are injury-related. Some systemic diseases, however, can cause pain-behind-knee symptoms, and some life-threatening diseases also can be a source.
Here, we take a closer look at injuries as well as diseases that might lead
“My sciatica is acting up.” This commonly uttered statement refers to pain that starts in the lower back and radiates down the leg. It’s mostly annoying, but it can be debilitating, making effective pain management an important pursuit.
Sciatica isn’t so much a diagnosis as it is a group of symptoms.
More Older Women are Binge Drinking
A new study suggests that binge drinking is on the rise among older women. Researchers writing in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, March 24, analyzed data on more than 65,000 men and women age 60 and older. All were current drinkers, and more than 6,500
Back pain is a common complaint. Most often the cause is something like a pulled muscle or overstretched ligament, and it is short-lived. Deterioration of cartilage and disks in the spine can also lead to back problems. For a smaller number of people with back pain, the cause is ankylosing
There’s nothing like suffering from debilitating chronic fatigue symptoms AND digestive issues. Unfortunately, many people suffer from both. It’s not at all uncommon to be dealing with fatigue and bowel problems, like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), simultaneously.[1,2] In this article, you’ll learn how probiotic benefits help chronic fatigue symptoms and can
Women comprise about half of the estimated 5.1 million people in the United States living with heart failure. Like their male counterparts, many women are surprised at the diagnosis and worry about their future. Will they become disabled? Will they die?
The fact is, modern medical advances and lifestyle measures enable
Q: I have pain in the bottom of my foot, in the area of my heel. What could this be?
A: It’s possible that you have plantar fasciitis, characterized by pain in the morning when you take your first step, followed by slight improvement, and then more pain later in the
Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveal that approximately 52.5 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis, including osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and gout. Arthritic diseases may be mild in some people but can be debilitating in others. Symptoms characterized by joint pain, swelling, and stiffness
Gastritis is inflammation or irritation of the lining of the stomach. Stomach inflammation, discomfort and gastritis pain can occur suddenly (acute) lasting one to three days, or it can be chronic, lasting several days to weeks.
When searching for the causes of gastritis pain and discomfort look for these common symptoms