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Common Causes of Ankle Pain

Common Causes of Ankle Pain

Our ankles are complex structures composed of four bones, the tibia and fibula (bones of the lower leg), the calcaneus (heel bone), and the talus (a small bone between the tibia, fibula and calcaneus), along with multiple tendons and ligaments.

Cushioning between the bones in the ankle is provided by

Kidney Pain: What’s Behind It?

Kidney Pain: What’s Behind It?

Because kidney pain location is frequently focused in the upper back, it’s easy to mistake kidney pain for pinched nerve that can trigger spinal stenosis symptoms. Kidney pain also tends to feel different—deeper, with kidney pain location under the ribs rather than centered on the spinal column (although kidneys pain

Brain-Safe Ways to Ease Chronic Pain

Pain results from a complex interaction of biological, sensory, emotional, and cognitive factors unique to each individual, and finding successful treatments is equally complex. Pain medications, usually the first choice for easing physical discomfort, are often only mildly helpful, if at all, and they tend to wear off over time.

New Focus on Sleep Med Alternatives

Researchers are working to find sleep medications that avoid unwanted side effects, such as cognitive impairment, unusual nighttime behaviors, and risk of dependency, that are associated with many of the drugs currently in use. Their work has resulted in two new treatment options that individuals troubled by side effects linked

Are Opiates Safe for Older Adults?

As the percentage of older individuals in the U.S. population grows dramatically in the coming decades, the problem of how to address the chronic pain that is so common in this age group looms as a significant challenge. Opioid medications represent one possible response in the battle against pain in

Sore Knees Get a Shot of Relief

The saying goes that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Osteoarthritis (OA) sufferers will be happy to hear that their squeaky knees can finally get some much-needed attention thanks to viscosupplementation.
To find out more about viscosupplementation—also known as injections of hyaluronic acid—we spoke with Cleveland Clinic Florida Physical Medicine and

Snake Oil or Serious Medicine?

As long as pain and disease exist, there will be questionable products and services that falsely promise to cure our perennial maladies once and for all. Sure, the snake oil salesman’s pitch seems a bit suspicious, but it’s hard not to be wooed by the prospect of giving pain the

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