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Pain Behind Knee? Injury vs. Disease-Related Causes

Pain Behind Knee? Injury vs. Disease-Related Causes

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

Ask the Experts: Whiplash Injuries; Vertigo Treatment; GI Diet

Q. Can you recommend any self-help measures that will help ease whiplash syndrome?
A. Whiplash injuries occur when the head is jolted beyond its normal range of motion, resulting in damage to the soft tissue (the muscles, ligaments and tendons) of the neck. Vehicle collisions are a major cause of whiplash

Q&A: PsA; Sandwiches; Cancer Treatment

Q. What is psoriatic arthritis, and what makes it different from other types of arthritis?
A. Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory arthritis; its symptoms mimic other forms of arthritis, so it is often difficult to diagnose. Symptoms include joint pain and stiffness, swollen fingers and toes, changes in nails, such

Is There Such Thing as an Arthritis Diet?

Is There Such Thing as an Arthritis Diet?

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

Editor’s Note: Calcium Supplements and Heart Disease

Calcium supplementation for women has become a controversial topic in practice lately. Most of my pa-tients, having heeded previous advice, are taking supplements, especially in their postmenopausal years.

Based on a study in 2010, which suggested that calcium supplements increased the risk of coronary artery disease and heart attacks, many physicians

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