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
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Heel and foot pain is a common complaint that can be related to flat feet and arches that are very high, as well as to the type of footwear you tend to wear. Even though it’s common, you shouldn’t overlook or ignore heel or foot pain, since it can limit
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.
Infrared sauna therapy is an excellent non-drug treatment to decrease the pain of fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and peripheral vascular disease.
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
Depression, Anxiety May Be Early Symptoms of Dementia
The earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may be mood and behavioral changes rather than declines in memory and cognition. A study that followed more than 2,400 initially healthy middle-aged people found that over seven years, those participants who eventually developed dementia were
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
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
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
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